To bring our Hollywood Bowl season to a close, last night we enjoyed an evening of 'Music from the Movies', courtesy of John Williams and the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra.
Our friends tell us the John Williams concert is a regular fixture at the Bowl and living in Hollywoodland these days makes the music from familiar movies, like Harry Potter and Star Wars, come alive even more.
Actress Lynn Redgrave was on hand to introduce the musical pieces from the Harry Potter segment of the crowd pleasing live performance.
The legendary John Williams conducted the L.A. Phil on a truly balmy evening, accompanied by a lightsaber wielding audience (you've probably guessed by now I was one of those Jedi-in-training).
What can I say, I'm just a big kid at heart and who doesn't want to wave a glowing lightsaber in the open air to the infamous soundtrack from Star Wars.
It was the best $8 I've spent in a long time. Hopefully you can see some of the other lightsabers lighting up the Bowl (it really wasn't just me).
Anyway it was a great way for us to end this year's Hollywood Bowl season, although we still have one more concert to come there, but that's a non-Bowl event with the 'princess of pop' herself, Kylie Minogue.
Once again we've enjoyed a wide variety of performances at the Bowl, from the star-studded Guys and Dolls musical concert, classical Prokofiev and fireworks, the haunting music of Philip Glass, an evening with Broadway sensation and film star Liza Minnelli and even seen the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.
As you can see we've been busy and we'll miss our regular summer evening visits to get a little culture.
Next year I think we shall treat ourselves to more box-seats to enjoy the experience even more...