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Monday, November 19, 2012

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

So we went to the TSO concert in Cincinnati on Saturday. Ah-mazing. We went last year in Little Rock and decided we would make it a holiday tradition. Last year we were in the nosebleed section but this year we were on the floor! We could actually see the band! Haha last year we could only see the lights and fire.

For those of you who don't know (if there are any of you left out there) Trans-Siberian Orchestra is an American progressive rock band. They combine orchestral, symphonic music with hard rock. In other words, they have a string section that always comes from the local symphonic orchestra for the concerts (the Cincinnati symphonic orchestra in our case), a crazy rocker violinist, a couple electric guitars and several vocalists. They have been playing Christmas music since 1993 and the last 3 years they have added a spring/summer tour where they play Beethoven music.

They look like rock stars but they dress like symphonic orchestra members and always put on a fantastic show with lasers and fire. The first half of the show tells a story about Christmas. in this case it was "The Lost Christmas Eve", then they introduce the band and play songs from other CD's in the past and such. Here are a few pictures.
This was when we first got there. We were pretty close to the stage.
Here is the infamous story teller with the awesome speaking voice who tells the story between songs.
This is the amazing keyboard player. He was an inspiration.
Some of the lasers.
They went up on pedestals on stage.
He came right by our seats on his way to the lift in the back of the arena.
Here are 2 guitar players being lifted in the air.
The crazy rocker violinist on a lift over the audience right in front of us.
Last year I said it was the best concert ever and this year was even better! You should all see them at some point in your life. I am not kidding. :)

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