Last night, we had the pleasure of attending Trans-Siberian Orchestra with my in-laws for the second year in a row. Butch and Margaret (Ty's parents) also invited Marcus and LJ to come with us. LJ helped Margaret coach her USA Fit group (marathon runners) this year, so Margaret thought this would be a nice way to repay LJ for all those early Saturday morning runs.
Even though we attended the show last year, there was one thing I had forgotten. This concert is loooong. Nearly three hours long, which kept me out way later than usual for a work night. However there were several things that made it interesting in addition to the concert itself:
- Butch brings binoculars. With all the guitar players' long hair, it's hard to really tell their age. From a distance, with all that hair, they all look relatively young. But with the binoculars, they all look one hair swirl away from a hip replacement.
- The woman sitting a few seats down who banged her head in unison to the music for three solid hours.
- The man sitting a few more seats down from the woman who kept his fingers in his ears the entire concert.
- The lasers that make you think, "Huh, so this is what doing drugs must be like."