Boston Pops July 4th Spectacular

Every year, I put forth my best effort to see the Boston Pops (possibly my most favorite orchestra) put on their 4th of July show. My mom and I used to watch the show together every year, waiting to hear Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.

Lately, however, they (being CBS I'm sure) have decided that the concert isn't all so important. We only get to see the orchestra play a sing-a-long whereas it used to be an hour long performance. The rest of the 30 minute pre-fireworks show is done with the orchestra playing backup to the world's most awful musicians. This year, John Mellencamp gyrated about the stage like a retarded Elvis on speed (Alex's description, not my own). I'm not so sure he hadn't been hitting the sauce before his set, honestly.

Anyway.... they didn't even play the 1812 on the national broadcast. (Playing the last 15 seconds at the start of the broadcast DOES NOT COUNT cbs!)

You disappoint me Keith Lockhart, you're the conductor. Grow some huevos and stop letting CBS push you around. John Mellencamp??? I would have refused to share the stage with such slop. Seriously.

I believe I'm finished now. End rant.


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