Ha! Bet that got your attention!
So, how’s life under the new administration, Sacramento? Are your out-of-state relatives calling to ask if you’ve seen any movie stars in town? Are your friends swapping Schwarzenegger sightings? Have you managed to get a glimpse of the man we call governor?
If you’ve yet to secure any Arnold anecdotes to tell the folks back home during the holidays, you’ll have to hang around the Capitol more frequently. Luckily, the Capitol’s annual holiday-music program gives you the perfect excuse. You can spend every lunch hour in the month of December loitering in the rotunda with your camera (without looking like you’re casing the joint for another kamikaze milk-truck run).
While you’re keeping an eye out for Schwarzenegger, you’ll be entertained by some of the finest music groups in the state. From barbershop quartets to flute choirs to children’s chorales, each concert features a different act performing music of the season. The concerts last one hour, from noon until 1 p.m. daily, and all are free. Of course, there’s no guarantee that Vanessa Williams will sing or that Schwarzenegger will attend. However, the rotunda has been lavishly decorated for the season, so you’ll be sure to feel festive even if you don’t spot the man.
And if you’re still lacking in personal details about the governor to wow your hometown friends, go with the prevailing word on the street: “In person, he’s shorter and more orange-tinted than you’d expect.” They’ll be so impressed with your Hollywood lifestyle.