We had tickets to the Chinese Lantern Festival thanks to the Wonderfuls, and the temperatures were down to a mere 90 degrees this evening, so we went. And so did everyone else in Saint Louis.
Or look at this:
There are over 20 different towering illuminated lanterns, scattered through the botanical gardens. All the photos I pointed you to show one lantern per photo, but in reality there are three or four lanterns in your field of vision at any time. And the gardens weren't designed to be used at night, so all the light is thrown by the lanterns. Oh, and you had some wine. And it is still pretty hot. And you get in to that shuffling mob mentality and you can't see the path and there are giant Buddhas to your right and giant pandas to your left and every dragon is moving and it is just like a legal acid trip.
I found it very disorienting.