Thursday, December 04, 2008

The TSO show

To say that the Trans-Siberian Orchestra show was amazing would be an understatement. Great music, a phenomenal light show, and a great crowd made for a great night...not to mention the great company.

The first part of the show was put together as a story, which was pretty much the same as their Christmas Eve and Other Stories album. After that, they jammed, and that was the best part of the show. Moving lights, stage sections that rose, electric violins...it was definitely amazing. If you've never seen them live, you owe it to yourself to go.

Before the show, Rebecca wasn't sure if she would enjoy it, but she had a blast.

Possibly the best part of the show was the fact that the members of the band are real class acts. Before the show, they donated more than $17,000 to local charities, and after the show, they set up tables in the hallways so they could sit and talk with their fans. You definitely don't see that with most bands. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to stay...maybe next year.

Again, if Trans-Siberian Orchestra is coming to your town, you need to go see them. If you really appreciate good music, you will not be sorry.

1 comment:

.e. Jim Shannon said...

My fav band of all time: The Clash, would spend hours with their fans after each show.

Today on any given night in any NHL arena snippets of their songs (very few covers)can be heard when a game is paused.

Music of The Clash is timeless and yet their music continues to generate young fans today some thirty years after the band has disbanded.

If my SF writing has any musical influence, I'd say The Clash would be #1 on the list. Their music touched the lives of millions and continues to do so to this very day. The Clash, "The only band that matters" and that's not just me speaking.