Monday, July 18, 2005

Cain Park

On Friday, we went to Cain Park to see Lyle Lovett. Lyle was great; his Large Band blew us away; Cain Park was awesome.

All I'll say about Lyle is that I've gotten sort of jaded about him in recent years, but seeing him live was so fun and engaging and just sort of brilliant. Also, he talked some about Austin, and between Lyle and watching Lance in the Tour this month, I've been pretty nostalgic for Austin. (And no, Austin is not like the rest of Texas. Not that the rest of Texas doesn't have a certain charm, but not the kind of charm I'd necessarily like to live in the midst of.) But this is suppose to be about Cain Park.

Cain Park is smack dab in Cleveland Heights, in a park. Well, it IS a park but then there's the part of the park where they have performances, and that's what I'm talking about. There's no parking lot; it's just woven into the fabric of the neighborhood. And they provide shuttles from a nearby shopping area. But we saw lots of people walking to the show.

The people working there were almost disconcertingly friendly. They have, you know, food and drink they sell so you can have a picnic on the lawn. It's cool. What else? The place just had a good feeling. I was really psyched to be there.

It had been wicked hot and humid, but it cooled off a little and didn't rain on us. Also, it seemed like just about every fifth female there was pregnant. What do you suppose that's about?

Anyway, there's ton of stuff going on there. Here's their calendar. And you can become a Friend of Cain Park for $35, and they save seats in the front 2 rows for Friends.


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