Trans-Siberian Orchestra, if you have never seen them, consists of a full orchestra, insane guitar riffing, banging keyboards, mind blowing vocals, a blinding laser show, a high voltage violinist, pyrotechnics, smoke, lighting, fist pumping, power stances, and head banging - oh yeah!. The violinist is this really hot chick from the UK that runs all over the stage while playing rock n' roll violin (I know, I know...). At one point, she was shredding the violin, ran over the the lead guitarist, did this amazing power-slide on her knees and wound up on her back under him as he was solo-ing. What? Awesome.
The stage lights up, but you can't even believe how it constantly moves and how the lights become digital screens - it's craaazy. There are parts of the stage that lift up into a scissor jack as the musicians stand upon them and play while smoke is billowing out of the base of the tower. The digital and REAL flames during the Carmina Burana were simply thrilling. Here are some pictures that don't really do it justice unless you have been there and they serve as a reminder.
If you ever have the chance to see TSO in concert - DO IT. Now for the photos:
This is the opening song with "stars" in the background. Look at how the truss is in a V form
These are flags of the nations of the world - so cool!