On Saturday, I went to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert at the JQH arena in Springfield with one of my good friends, Derek. I have seen them in concert before when I was little but it had been a long time. It was one of the best concerts I've ever seen. If you don't know what the Trans-Siberian Orchestra is, you should definitely check them out. It's not just a typical "orchestra concert," it's a rock and roll style of music mixed with Christmas music. There's also a story that goes along with each concert that is told by a narrator. It was incredible. Along with the awesome music, it was a laser light show. They also had some pretty neat tricks that went along with the show, like a snow-machine that made it snow in the audience to make it seem like it was Christmas, awesome hydrolic lifts, and a movable stage that actually came down from the ceiling and the band got on top of it and were playing their instruments and singing literally three feet over my head. Me and my friend actually had amazing seats, especially since we bought them literally a week before the concerts. We sat in row 15, right where all the action was happening.
Here's a some videos of a typical Trans-Siberian Orchestra Concert, just like the one I went to, so you can get a closer look at what the concert I saw was:
As you can tell, it's not a typical "lame orchestra concert." It was awesome! Remember that many of the songs you hear on the radio that are Christmas music songs, are actually the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.