At the very moment that the Solstice occurred all creatures near the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa were revealed in an eerie spectral light. Only the stoic sage, the Face of Everyman, retained his natural form and substance. At times he longed to be like others. But, upon reflection, he rejected those impure thoughts. After all, he was of the Clan Basalt.
Summer concerts in the park were to begin soon at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa. Tryouts for a new conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra had begun weeks in advance; yet only one hopeful ever auditioned. the Face of Everyman, acting in his role as Impresario, withdrew his support. He never looked back on his disappointments. His attention turned next to staging the Summer Solstice Naked Bike Ride followed by the upcoming 4th of July festivities.