100 days in cleveland

i'm trying to draw a picture of something i like about cleveland every day for 100 days.

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Day 81/100The Summer Solstice Festival at the Cleveland Art MuseumThis  post is a little late in coming, but I didn’t want to leave it out. I  think the Summer Solstice Festival is one of the most unique and  exciting events Cleveland offers. I went for the first time this year  and was fascinated by the crowd - it was a very well-to-do, mature, and  almost eccentric crowd that I don’t often see in Cleveland. We came for  the 7pm twilight admission after learning last year that attempting to  buy 10pm solstice tickets on the day of the festival is impossible. This  way we were able to catch Group Doueh (imagine a lead singer dressed in  traditional Western Sarahan garb playing an electric guitar over and  behind his head, ) and Mucca Pazza, an insanely hyper band of a dozen  (or two dozen; who knows how many people they had up on that stage)  playing gypsy like tunes. We caught the Rodin “sculptures” who made  their first debut at Parade the Circle and the very talented hoola  hoopers who danced to the sounds of Dam-Funk. And of course we made sure  to do our share of wandering around the museum, enjoying the current  Korean and Japanese art exhibit and listening in on docents. The  festival happened to fall on the day before my birthday, and turned out  to be a wonderful way to celebrate =)

Day 81/100

The Summer Solstice Festival at the Cleveland Art Museum

This post is a little late in coming, but I didn’t want to leave it out. I think the Summer Solstice Festival is one of the most unique and exciting events Cleveland offers. I went for the first time this year and was fascinated by the crowd - it was a very well-to-do, mature, and almost eccentric crowd that I don’t often see in Cleveland. We came for the 7pm twilight admission after learning last year that attempting to buy 10pm solstice tickets on the day of the festival is impossible. This way we were able to catch Group Doueh (imagine a lead singer dressed in traditional Western Sarahan garb playing an electric guitar over and behind his head, ) and Mucca Pazza, an insanely hyper band of a dozen (or two dozen; who knows how many people they had up on that stage) playing gypsy like tunes. We caught the Rodin “sculptures” who made their first debut at Parade the Circle and the very talented hoola hoopers who danced to the sounds of Dam-Funk. And of course we made sure to do our share of wandering around the museum, enjoying the current Korean and Japanese art exhibit and listening in on docents. The festival happened to fall on the day before my birthday, and turned out to be a wonderful way to celebrate =)

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