This past weekend we took the kids out to Tanglewood (their first time) to hear a performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra of Beethoven's 9th Symphony conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi, accompanied by a full choir. This is the traditional closing to the BSO's summer season at Tanglewood. It was a great day, weather was perfect. We went the lawn route and brought our picnic lunch, after visiting the Norman Rockwell Museum nearby (see this thread). 1. My youngest. 70-200 wide open. 2. A typical family, loaded for a picnic. The matinee picnics tend to be less elaborate than the evening ones. 3. Caught someone doing what I was doing :biggrin: 4. Libation... 5. Nice couple making the rounds. 6. A nearby table. If it was evening, candelabras, fine linen, and silverware would have ruled. 7. My three girls. 8. Some of the crowd, looking toward the 'shed'. The matinee, while crowded, was nowhere as bad as other concerts I've been to; usually there isn't a free bit of lawn. 9. After the show we went west (away from the crowds) and had an early Vietnamese dinner in West Stockbridge to let the traffic die out.