Saturday, October 3, 2009
Star Wars: In Concert
So for those of you who like Star Wars, this is for you...
About a month ago I discovered that there was going to be something called "Star Wars: In Concert" at the Honda Center (formerly known as The Pond) and I simply had to check this out for two reasons.
1. My boyfriend is a Star Wars geek and God bless him he's adorable when he geeks out on me.
2. I love John William's music, period.
As it turns out, this was my perfect version of heaven. A full orchestra playing Star Wars music.
I got tickets almost within the first hour they were on sale.
Man, it was beautiful. If there's one thing I love, its music. And this orchestra was amazing. Being in a stadium surrounded by hardcore fans of the movies, and having a pair of great seats was wonderful. There was a enormous HD screen over the orchestra itself and some nice laser, fog and fire effects were wonderful touches, as well at the crystal clear surround sound.
The event was hosted by Anthony Daniels....C-3PO himself.....
The whole thing opened with the opening score that begins all of the movies, and as the lights suddenly went out in the theater, 20 thousand people gasped, then screamed. That opening score was so beautifully performed, so flawlessly delivered. The next pieces were played just as well and with a passion and dedication only true artists can execute. when the last notes were finally played, the orchestra got a full ten minutes of a standing ovation and a whole stadium of people who were babbling excitedly.
It was a fabulous night, and guess what? if you're a Star Wars fan this was only the second night of its American Tour. Check ticketmaster for show dates.
it was worth it. plus they had some very nice exhibits as well and some interesting displays, including a lot of storm troopers, some model blaster rifles, a few light sabers and various costumes from the movies. Over all, on a scale of one to ten...it was twenty.
it's worth seeing. I just can't say enough good things about it....
Go see it. You won't regret it.