Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday night the weather was good as I went to the Hollywood Bowl to see Rufus Wainwright re-create Judy Garland's famous one-woman show at the Hollywood Bowl on September 16, 1961 where a record-breaking crowd of 18,000 plus sat outdoors in the rain for two hours, twenty-four songs, and four encores -- and then made her repeat an earlier song to close out the evening.
Wainwright has done similar shows at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Palladium in London and in Paris. Tonight he said it was the last time he was restaging a Judy Garland concert.
It was a good show but it left me thinking how amazing it would have been to actually see Judy Garland perform live.