Monday, November 16, 2009


I took KoKo to Trans-Siberian Orchestra yesterday afternoon in GF. It was an early birthday present. I think it's safe to say that she had a wonderful time. And who wouldn't? As she put on her facebook wall: TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCESTRA WAS AWESOME!!!! FIRE + SMOKE + NEON LIGHTS + A LASER SHOW + INCREDIBLE MUSIC = WORTH SITTING FOR 3 HOURS. Who knows when she'll take her T-S-O t-shirt off? She was pretty happy with that.

It was a little long. Yes, they performed for a full three hours. At least we got our money's worth!

Our seats were good. We were on the floor, toward the back, and just to the left of the stage.

The only real negatives were the folks around us.

The three idiot ladies ahead of us couldn't keep their damn cell phone cameras in their pockets. The moron in the middle, in fact, seemed more intent in trying to figure out how to work the video on her BlackBerry to record a few seconds of the show rather than just putting the stupid thing in her pocket and just enjoying the show! Unfortunately, she did have enough brain cells to figure out how to work the camera. So every ten seconds, she'd snap a picture and then show it to her friend, who was sitting right in front of me. As if her friend needed to see the crappy low-res picture she had just taken! Finally, I tried to just focus on the show.

This was nothing, though, compared to the lady sitting in my row just to my left. Just as the show started I glanced over and saw that she had a huge camera out and pointed right at the stage!

How she got in, I don't know. But she must have not noticed any of the large signs stating that photos were prohibited (and she must have not developed any sort of tact). It took security about a nano-second before zeroing in on her. Still, you have to wonder about the intelligent levels of some people.

But still the show was incredible. A great way to get into the holiday spirit. Of course, KoKo and I don't need any help with this. I think we could just leave our Halloween and Christmas decorations up all year, and it would be just fine with us.

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