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OMG!! I'm Gonna See TSO!!!

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OMG!! I'm Gonna See TSO!!!

Post by Rowan » Thu December 4th, 2008, 3:29 pm

Just when I thought this holiday season would be as uninteresting as all the rest, my family score tickets to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra!!! If you're unfamiliar with their music, as I've heard it aptly put, it's like Pink Floyd meets Beethoven. Their electric guitarists have long rock band hair and they jam when they play. I can't WAIT to see them!!! :D

This song I'm sure many people in the US are familiar with...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szLmAPW39uE

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu December 4th, 2008, 4:05 pm

the dh just went to their Christmas concert with several of his guitar-geek guys. He loved the performance. (I confess I didn't know much about them, so when he mentioned they were playing nearby, I told him to give me my share of the ticket money for a girl's day out with some friends.)

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Post by EC2 » Thu December 4th, 2008, 4:48 pm

Wahey! How great Rowan!
I LOVE the Trans Siberian Orchestra - discovered them a couple of years ago!


[quote=""Rowan""]Just when I thought this holiday season would be as uninteresting as all the rest, my family score tickets to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra!!! If you're unfamiliar with their music, as I've heard it aptly put, it's like Pink Floyd meets Beethoven. Their electric guitarists have long rock band hair and they jam when they play. I can't WAIT to see them!!! :D

This song I'm sure many people in the US are familiar with...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szLmAPW39uE[/quote]
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Carine » Thu December 4th, 2008, 5:39 pm

I have to confess that I had never heard of them until now, but I opened the clip and quite like it !
Great that you can go and see them Rowan ! Enjoy it !

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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu December 4th, 2008, 6:01 pm

I love their "Carol of the Bells".

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Post by Rowan » Fri December 5th, 2008, 1:45 pm

Yes that's actually one of my favourite Xmas songs.

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Post by princess garnet » Fri December 5th, 2008, 2:59 pm

Mine too!

These guys are coming to play at the Verizon Center in DC later this month.

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Post by nona » Fri December 5th, 2008, 3:29 pm

have fun Rowan! looks like it would be interesting to see

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Post by Ludmilla » Fri December 5th, 2008, 5:32 pm

Lucky you! I love TSO. This is a good reminder for me to replace my CD. Something happened during my purchased download a few years ago, and a few songs didn't make it to my PC. But I had Christmas Jam, which has always been my favorite.

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Post by Rowan » Fri December 19th, 2008, 6:21 pm

Well, last night was the concert and I must say I was blown away. They don't really have a name for their tour so that led me to conclude that they probably do a different performance each concert. For us, they did an abbreviated version of Christmas Eve and Other Stories. Their concerts are full of music, lights, lasers and pyrotechnics. I think the best effect was the fake snow followed by lasers shooting through the snow so that there were millions of sparkles in the air.

After the main part was over, they introduced all of the orchestra and singers, then spent another hour or more showing off their considerable talents with various classical pieces. The lead singer (I think?) of Cheap Trick came out and did two of their songs as well.

The show didn't start right at 7.30, but we left after 10 and they were still going. I am not sure how much longer they were there. Then they were supposed to hang around after and come out to meet people. I was sorry we couldn't do that, but everyone (but me) had to work today.

Still I had a great time over all.

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