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.