Starstruck!

This weekend I got to cross to MAJOR things off my bucket list.  The first of which was my UCLA Bucket List and was planned…the second is my “Before I Die” Bucket List and was a complete surprise!

For those of you who have never been to the Hollywood Bowl, it is an experience! It is an entirely outdoor venue where LA Phil hold their events.  This weekend’s event was the music of John Williams played by LA Phil and conducted by the man himself- John Williams!  John Williams is a famous movie composer.  If you’ve never heard of him, maybe you have heard of his work which includes the famous Star Wars score, the Indiana Jones score, ET, Superman, Jaws, and Harry Potter.  Needless to say he is a legend!  It was awesome to hear him talk about what it’s like to work with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas throughout the years.  He even talked about his with with JJ Abrams on the new Star Wars!

As incredible as that experience was THAT was the planned event!  I bought my ticket to the Hollywood Bowl specifically to see and hear John Williams.  I’ve always wanted to go to the Hollywood Bowl and as it is my last year at UCLA I had to make it happen!  The surprise (to me anyways) was the woman narrating the event.

I had the absolute privilege of seeing the Queen of Genova at the Hollywood Bowl.  She greeted us with an elegant wave as she said “Hello, Hollywood Bowl People!”  If you haven’t picked up on it yet, the narrator was Julie Andrews! I was completely speechless when I saw her name on the marquee.  Speechless.  Julie Andrews is a movie legend and has starred in so many amazing movies (The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins to name two of my favorites).  She is elegant, beautiful, and amazing!  Seeing her not only made my day, but also made my year!