Wednesday, August 24, 2011

#7 - free concerts

august will be the last month of the sky is big in pasadena.  

i have accepted a position at salford mennonite church in harleysville, pennsylvania.  we will be moving in september, so august will be my farewell month to the city of pasadena.  when we moved here from virginia i posted a list of the ten things i would miss most about harrisonburg.  i figured that would be a good way to end our time here, so each day i will be doing one final rundown of life in this great city.  i have prepared two lists - ten things i won't be sad to leave behind, and twenty of my absolute favorite things about pasadena.  we have arrived at the top ten things about life in pasadena.

#7 - free concerts

one of the coolest things about living in pasadena is the levitt pavilion summer concert series.  getting in to free music concerts is always a good thing, but when they occur four times a week throughout the summer, well that is a GREAT thing.  i thoroughly enjoyed katie herzig (pictured above) and the belle brigade (who are amazing - go check them out right now!) - two artists i probably would have paid to see, but i got to see them for free. 

while writing this...  i'm wondering if i should have made this higher on my list.


Valladolid Daily Photo said...

So sorry to see you leaving Pasadena. You have done a GREAT job with this blog. But I hope you continue with other daily blog in Harleysville. BTW, Best wishes to you and your family in the new place. Regards from Spain. Jose

ben wideman said...

Thanks so much, Jose!

JustinM said...

Memorial Park is a gem that stands above the others to me: the concerts you mention, I once watched Casablanca in the park on a spring night a few years ago, I have friends who use the workout equipment all the time, a friend who takes his son there on a walk every weekend, and an older acquaintance who takes advantage of the Senior Center frequently. I know Central Park is much bigger, but Memorial Park, as least to me, feels like the heart of Old Town, if not Pasadena itself.

Mr Lonely said...

walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

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