Saturday, July 14, 2007

Warm Evening, Cool Jazz

After our recent heat wave, I was feeling confined and sticky from staying inside too many days in a row. Then I noticed that our friend Kat Cogswell and her group, Django's Cadillac, were playing a concert in the park in NW Portland. So I hit the deli at New Seasons, ran by to pick up the mom from her pad, and headed over to Wallace Park.

We found a place in the shade on a grassy slope near the stage, hauled out the appies and settled in for lovely evening of food, music and communing with the Nob Hill 'hoodies. There was a medium-sized crowd with plenty of room to spread out without getting in a territorial dispute with your fellow concert-goers, and lots of concessions if you wanted to buy your food, including a stand from Pizza Schmizza where you could have a whole pizza delivered to your blanket!

The concert started promptly at 6:30 and Kat rocked the park with her incredible voice on classic jazz standards till 8, then the crowd dispersed to put the kiddies to bed and take the dog for a walk. What a perfect evening!

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