Still July 4th for the next hour or so (and definitely still the 4th in Hawaii ), so I want to wish my American readers a happy Independence Day.
I just came back from a 4th of July concert at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View.
The SF Philharmonic played space-related classical pieces, and George Takei (Sulu from Star Trek) narrated. The evening ended with a nice fireworks show, to the tune of John Williams' Star Wars theme (coincidentally, Skywalker Ranch, where the movie was created, is 50 miles north of here).
It was fun to watch and fun to take part in. Happy 4th!
PS: I'm uploading the videos and pictures as I write this. Will update later with links.
PPS: Here are the videos:
1. George Takei and Star Trek
2. Fireworks to the tune of Star Wars