Sunday, July 1, 2007

A Typical Saturday Night in Bellingham

I can't think of a better place to live than Bellingham. And a beautiful Saturday night is a perfect explanation. Last night was the first Movie on the Green, a summer tradition here in the Fairhaven district. Every Saturday night for 10 weeks, they show family-friendly films on the Village Green behind the Colophon Cafe and Village Books.

The evening started with live entertainment from Bent Nail, a local bluegrass group. There was also a concert going on less than a mile away in Boulevard Park, which is connected to Fairhaven via a pedestrian trail along the bay. So when that concert was over, a lot of people walked back into Fairhaven for the movie. The bluegrass music was followed by the movie, which was "A Mighty Wind." It was fun seeing it again, particularly with a crowd. And it was amazing how many people in the crowd had never seen it before.

Of course, the movie couldn't start until after dark, and this time of year, it doesn't get dark until 10pm. Sunset was officially at 9:16pm and dusk at 9:58pm. And of course, sunset in Bellingham on a beautiful Saturday evening includes a natural show of its own.

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