This past July Fourth, I decided to do something different since I had already went to see fireworks the day before. I saw an event on Facebook called “Red, White, and Lights” that was an event with food, activities, a performance by the Richmond Symphony and a light show at the end, so I decided to check it out. I went towards the end when the symphony was playing and then stayed for the light show, and I’m so glad that I did. It was one of the coolest things I have ever seen. This was probably one of the most unique and entertaining symphony performances out there. First of all, I have never seen that many people together to see a symphony. Yes, many of the people were there mainly for the light show, but without the symphony playing, the light show would have been nothing. They played very happy, upbeat music, most of which sounded very familiar. Some of them made me think of typical music you would hear at events with a lot of people. The fact that it was outside was also significant because there were so many people there making other noises, rather than the audience being almost completely quiet. I was probably near the center of all the people which was probably almost 100 feet away, and I could still hear it pretty clearly; it was only slightly muffled. It didn’t seem as clear as it would have been if it were inside, but it still sounded amazing. The lights definitely added to their performance as well. It was incredible how lights and sounds can be put together and create something so entertaining. I would definitely recommend checking it out next year if you didn’t get a chance this year!