Though the highlight of the evening was the singer of the Star-Spangled Banner, we loved every other minute of this event (with the possible exception of standing for each person passing by!). The performance was spirited, and the crowd was respectful, and numbered about 25,000 according the the announcer. Local classical radio station luminaries Diane Nicolini and Hoyt Smith were emceeing.
our view of the screen
towards dusk the huge Coca Cola bottle was lit up against the fading sky