We started doubting this whole ordeal when we heard we wouldn't be able to see the stage and we'd just be listening to speakers on the lawn. For those people in the Texas area, I was picturing the Woodlands Pavilion with a drape behind it and then us cheap folks sitting on the grass. Boy was I wrong.
Ravinia is GORGEOUS!! And everyone goes all out. They have short legged tables with their candles and wine and cheese. I've never seen so many people with picnic baskets all in one place. We were tacky rolling up with a cooler of beer and crackers. I felt 'under dressed' if you will... anyways, we didn't take many pictures but this is somewhat the layout of it:
And then the show began...it was interesting to listen to a show and not watch it but in this setting it was great!! k.d. lang's soulfoul voice made it wonderful and wow can she belt it out. Lyle Lovett was surprisingly enjoyable. We were just dissapointed Ms. Lang only got 45 minutes and was opening for him...what?! How dare they?! And we weren't allowed to take pictures for whatever reason...but we snuck a few with the zoom!!
It was a great event and we're definitley doing that again. The park is also right next door to the Botanical Gardens which I've been dying to get to, so we're thinking of a weekend there! And so easy to get to! I had no idea. So for having extremely low expectations for this it was a wonderful surpise!