july 13, 2006
an organization known as celebrate brooklyn sponsors a series of performances in prosepct park every summer. my roomate jen and i would occasionally wander down there together to check out the festivities. we got to see some cool things. we saw philip glass et al. performing the original score to the 1931 version of dracula while the movie showed on a screen behind them. strangely enough, this one got cut short by a pretty intense thunder storm. there were even bats flying around the trees overhead. i kid you not. watching jen try to dodge lighting is pretty funny though 🙂
one of the other amazing performances we saw was yo la tengo: the sound of science. they played their own score to a series of documentaries on underwater life by French filmmaker jean painlev. it was beautiful.