Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Rockettes Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Verizon Center in DC Dec 18

The production of the Rockettes show was unlike ANYTHING I have EVER seen.  The show was beautiful.  I wish I could have stayed to see the whole thing.

This was my first chance to use my new camera (Canon 5d Mark II).  I'm so in love with it that I'd marry it if I could.  : )

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Verizon Center Dec 9

I had heard a lot about Trans-Siberian Orchestra and had heard one of their Christmas CD's - which we affectionately used to call the "Heavy Metal Christmas" album - so I was super excited to see them live.  After shooting the 1st 3 songs I was able to check my cameras and watch the rest of the show with a friend from the 4th row (Thanks, Kaitlin!).

The lighting was unlike any show I'd seen before, the snow falling from the ceiling was awesome, and the musicians were incredible.  Anna Phoebe made my friend and I both wish we had learned to play violin so we could be as cool as her, and I still can't get over the fact that Alex Skolnick from Testament (one of my favorite metal bands) was shredding on guitar.