Every Wednesday during the month of July, a touch of class graces the downtown Capitol square in the form of something us Madisonians refer to as Concerts on the Square.
The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra plays. People lay down blankets. They bring out their best 1980s lawn chairs. Wine bottles are uncorked. Food, in the form of everything from hearty bacon-wrapped weenies to sophisticated baguettes with fresh bruschetta topping, is consumed. Gorgeous classical music calms the crowd. Porta potties line the streets. And laughter is heard.
Lots of laughter.
Did I mention this all starts at about 3pm?
Wisconsin isn’t the #1 drinking state for no reason.
Yesterday was no different.
In fact, it was even better.
Any night that ends with me trying to drop peanut M&Ms into my mouth and a friend on hand willing to help me catch that moment on camera is a perfect summer night in my book.
Plus, I made two new healthy living friends who love sweet potato fries, tofu dip, Daiya cheese and wine as much as I do. Even better, I was able to tell them all about the wonderful world of kombucha and banana soft serve they have yet to explore.
A successful night, if I do say so myself.
Friends, food, wine, music and sun.
Really, besides Jake Gyllenhaal by my side, what more could I need?