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Sunset on Grayton Beach
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Trans Siberian Orchestra Christmas Show

Before we came to AZ for the winter we were in contact with our friends Faye and Dave from The Wandering Camels and Faye asked if we would be interested in attending the Christmas show of the Trans Siberian Orchestra in Glendale, AZ on Dec 6th. We had never seen one of their shows but had heard about them so we jumped at the chance. Faye Made all the arrangements with tickets and all we had to do was show up. And that we did last Sunday. We met them, their son and wife, Paul and Carol(Faye and Dave's friends) at the Gila River Arena. The place was packed and we had to park a couple blocks away to avoid some crazy parking fees(like $15 - 20). Glenda and I found our seats and introduced ourselves to everyone else. Faye was able to get seats in the 8th row on the floor. Nice and close. TSO has been around for several years and travels around the world performing. Most of the crowd had been to several of their shows in the past....kind of like groupies. At the beginning of the show they announced that $1.00 from every ticket sold at that performance was donated to the local ASPCA which totaled $6,850. You can get more background information about TSO at their official website HERE. The show is a cross between 80's rock band and theatre with an incredible lightshow twist. The first half of the show was a Christmas theme and they played some classic Christmas tunes....of course in their style.

Huge stage

The arena filled behind us

The show begins

Most of the musicians had the typical long hair and beautiful guitars. There was a young woman playing a violin, one playing a keyboard and several women singing and dancing throughout the show.
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After the Christmas program they played several songs from their new album and finished with a couple guitarists and the violinist up in the air on crane extensions. Very dramatic. The musicians were very talented and the singers had beautiful voices. We had a great time and would attend another performance in the future. It's a little difficult to really show you what the stage was like in these photos due to the low light but I assure you it is a great show. If you get the opportunity it is well worth your time.

Thank you Faye and Dave for inviting us and scoring those great seats.
 
As we were fling out of the arena there was a guy in this sport coat. He really likes Christmas.
 
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4 comments:

  1. Looks like quite a spectacular production! So many people. Nice holiday suit jacket :-)

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    1. Lots of followers and was quite a production. Would do it again.

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  2. Thanks for joining us, glad you enjoyed the show. Think the guy in the jacket was the one behind us who spilled the beer.

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    1. Thanks again for inviting us. Hope he didn't get any on you.

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