is an annual event, most notable for bringing rain with it each year. It’s held downtown, on and around Point Park, the place where Pittsburgh’s three rivers meet. I went down on Saturday afternoon, looked at some of the art, ate something decadent for dinner, then started walking out to the event stage. I was meeting the family for the Buckwheat Zydeco concert. On the way out I passed three booths set up by AARP and Vital Radiance. They were looking for "real people" over 50 to feature in the magazine and were offering a mini-makeover to prepare you to have your picture taken for the mag. I wasn’t much interested in the 15 minutes of fame, but the mini-makeover appealed to me. They put some blush on my cheeks and did a real number with three kinds of lip color. I don’t use much makeup, and I forgot to look at myself after they finished. They rushed me through because the rains came. Robin said I looked nice.
The rain stopped before the concert began, but then started up again. Everyone huddled under umbrellas, tarps and trees, and the musicians kept playing. It was a great concert.