Terrific World Music Day
Original post made by Paul Losch on Jun 18, 2012
THANKS TO ALL THE PERFORMERS!
My personal favorite was the Flamenco dancing, and judging by the crowd, it was quite an attraction. And there were so many others, two numerous to name.
This event takes place in numerous cities around the world on the same day, as close to the summer solstice as possible. Hence its taking place June 17 this year.
Stanford commencement actually helped build the participation, and I saw many folks who clearly were here for someone's graduation, and then hit University Avenue to take in some of the performances. Not planned that way, but it worked out well. Those who expressed misgivings about how this all would work out with these two major events taking place on the same day had their concerns dispelled.
This event is the sort of thing that contributes to the character of Palo Alto.
on Jun 18, 2012 at 10:27 am
Paul - World Music Day is celebrate on June 21st all over the world, not on Father's Day.
on Jun 18, 2012 at 11:00 am
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Absolutely terrific. Nancy and I enjoyed seeing how a special event like this can transform the feel of University and bring people out for fun, dancing, music and food.
Yes, this does contribute to what makes PA a great place to live.
Has anyone thought to ask PA and the festival folks why June 15th was chosen. Before folks throw rocks at this event timing, it might be good to know the reasons.
on Jun 18, 2012 at 11:16 am
palo alto mom is right. It is celebrated on June 21st elsewhere in the world, which is on Thursday this year.
It is really unfortunate that it is taking place on Father's Day in Palo Alto. It makes it impossible for us to attend. I wish they did it on a different day. How about the following Sunday instead, if they don't want to do it during the week?