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Charles Phoenix and Opening Night at The Ford

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The Ford Amphitheatre opened its 2007 season last weekend with local favorite Charles Phoenix and yet another one of his slide show presentations culled from thrift shops in and around Los Angeles. Locally famous for his "Disneyland Tour of Los Angeles," Charles Phoenix knows his way around a good number of the city's landmarks, past and present. Opening entertainment was provided by an original roller rink organist who was then followed by a world champion hula hooper. Oh yeah, there was a pink poodle too, but we've all seen a few of those before, right?

As it was my first visit to the Ford, I used this as an opportunity to compile a few photos I took before the show. Vintage Vacations went all out and brought over a selection of their wares for all to see and explore. There's nothing really controversial or headline-grabbing about a beautiful night under the stars, but these things happen.