Sunday, June 29, 2008
Sipping our Google cocktails at Sundance Cinemas while watching the Rhythm and Booms fireworks
After watching the French thriller Roman de Gare at Sundance Cinemas last night, we went upstairs to the third-floor rooftop lounge for a nightcap. T asked if they served Campari. Reassured that they did, she ordered a Negroni and I said I'd have the same. When the waiter returned with our drinks, he said the bartender had consulted Google to make them (Campari, vermouth and gin). My first Google cocktail ever. Not bad.
Rhythm and Booms, Madison's annual pre-4th of July music and fireworks extravaganza at Warner Park, was held last night. We had meant to have a quick drink and then drive over the to UW campus and watch from across Lake Mendota. Instead, we nursed our drinks and never left our Sundance Cinemas rooftop perch. The fireworks were visible in the distance, the people next to us had a radio tuned to the music (you can see the antenna sticking up above their table), and while some of the smaller displays were obscured by the tree line, the larger ones bloomed like distant flowers in the night. Quite magical. And we didn't have to fight traffic with 200,000 other people.