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Photo Essay: The Bowl Is Alive With The Sound Of Music

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18,000 screaming queens, pregnant nuns, and babies in lederhosen headed to the Hollywood Bowl last Saturday for the annual Sound Of Music Sing-A-Long. As expected, many snacks from Trader Joe's were eaten (might I recommend the Artichoke/Jalapeno dip), much swooning over Christopher Plummer took place, the Baroness got hissed at, Julie Andrews was cheered, and the unified masses belted in earnest (and amazingly in key) the tunes from Rodgers & Hammerstein's final masterpiece. How do you solve a problem like Maria? The answer -- a hot sea captain.

With many photos, hilarity ensues, after the jump...

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Alive Hills.

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Multi-lingual at such a young age... Impressive.

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Laser pointers were reserved for making nipple dots and demon eyes on the Baroness and a few of the Nazis. Well played, laser folks.

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Baroness von Drag Queen.

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Wife made you come to this? Drink up, man.

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Last year's winner of the costume contest dressed up like a the carburetor stolen by the nuns. This year, he dressed his kid up like the Captain's whistle... Does that look a whistle to you?! It looks like a condom. Or maybe a crayon. It looks like 4-5 years of therapy.

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Charmian Carr, who played Liesl "sixteen going on seventeen" von Trapp, showed up to help judge the longest costume-contest/parade in the known galaxy.

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Do Re Mi Fa So on and so forth.

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Edelhead.

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Eighteen Thousand Cellular Edelweisses.

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Goatherd goodness (part 1).

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Goatherd goodness (part 2).

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More puppetshow action.

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I'm With Noodles.

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What they gave us when we arrived.

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They had a choreographed number and everything.

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Esoteric costumes are almost as awesome as conceptual get-ups.

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A moonbeam in your hand. Obvi. And ps, the winner of this years contest. This child won himself a 7 day cruise to the Mexican Riviera. Woot.

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Do not adjust your monitor. It's just a guy with noodles on his head.

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Nunboy. His mother admitted to hastily taping a shawl to his head. Brilliant.

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Pinecone lady. You know, the one on Maria's chair. Same cone.

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The hills are like, alive and stuff.

Photos by Lisa Brenner for LAist