Wednesday, November 18, 2009

She Defied the Laws of Physics

On Saturday, Chris, Jess, Matt, Emily, and I all piled into Emily's car and trekked over to Hartford for a Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert. Jess and I got stuck with sitting in the way back with about a foot of leg space, but I guess compared to Matt's Voldemort-like limbs, it was probably a fair deal. When we finally got to the XL Center, we waited out in the rain for a while, keeping ourselves entertained by the amazing trumpet player outside. I almost died of happiness when he started playing some Sound of Music tunes, (as it is basically my most beloved, most watched movie of all time.) Liesl=my dream part if there ever was one!
Anyway, after being ushered inside to get our seats relocated "at the relocation desk with the relocation lady!" (although we weren't really sure why) we grabbed some WAY overpriced rip-off imitations of food, (Chris's corn dog was about the size and thickness of the average person's index finger...c'mon now...lame, lame, lame) we got our new and improved seats! We were so high up (in section 228) and were almost directly across from the stage, so I was happy with them! TSO is perhaps most known for their rendition of Carol of the Bells, which they changed to make a little political this year. We agreed that they didn't get as far as actually making a point about their opinions on politics, and that it functioned more to get some ideas out there. Nevertheless, the effect of the different country flags flashing on stage looked really cool.
However, the two most spectacular parts were undoubtedly 1) the ongoing light shows (really, the crew who designed/worked on all those light stunts deserves a standing ovation of their own) and 2) the electric violinist.
Now this lady defied the laws of physics. She literally spent the entire concert whipping her hair up and down, around and around, and NOT ONCE did it get caught in the violin. As Chris pointed out, that's just not possible.
The finale involved a surprise jet-like platform and lots more hair swinging. It was awesome.
(All photos taken by me)
P.S It should be noted that when we got out, (nearly three hours later when the "light" rain had turned into more of a pouring one), the trumpet player was still at it! I gave him a dollar for his admirable stamina.
I wore this to school yesterday. This plaidenomenon has swept the nation and left behind no survivors; in fact, flannel Friday seems to be an unspoken grand ol' tradition here at the high school now. I must say, I have proudly participated. Yesterday in my literature class, we counted and I believe eight people in total were wearing some sort of plaid. I think it just looks universally awesome.
(Forever 21 plaid, gifted button earrings, Secret Treasures leggings, mom's belt)
I think I'm going to get a haircut soon. I'm planning on getting bangs at some point, but I always seem to find a new excuse not to do it...for's summer! Bangs will just be annoying and get in the way...oh pictures are coming up! What if the cut looks hideous?! I don't want that to be remembered...wait, the fall show is next weekend; Bonnie would slay us if we all start getting haircuts now! Oh shoot...I've just been cast in the underclassmen show...I can't change it now! So, yeah. In conclusion, I need to suck it up, stop making excuses, and get to it! (So, around January soon as the underclassmen show is over...then I'll do it! I "promise.")
My dad and I just spent the last twenty minutes cracking up at Whose Line is it Anyway? videos. I love that show. In the words of Colin "It all started with a badly timed bald joke!"

I'll be doing a blog catch-up (yay!) with all of your lovely blogs later, but for now, good night! And sleep tight.


  1. Oh, I love how you put up your hair, it looks so pretty:)

  2. i've been thinking about getting bangs for a really long time too! i think i'm actually going to do it this time. i made my appointment for december 30th. i'll let you know how it turns out.

  3. i love when light and stage design look so perfect and incredible as this .

  4. i love TSO. a friend of mine got to see them live years ago, and said it was amazing. from the looks of these pictures i'm sure it was!

    hopefully someday i'll get to see them live :)

    random fact: every blog i've visited today so far (i'm catching up on my reading lol) has had a harry potter reference. awesome? yes.

  5. The concert looks pretty spectacular! Especially the light show, like you said - wow! The flying platform looks rather awesome as well O:

    Yep, plaid and flannel are both definitely taking over my school too. And ah, those photos of you are so gorgeous! Your hair is lovely as it is, but I'm sure you'll look fabulous in bangs as well :) I've been thinking about getting them for a while, but I keep adding in about a million and one excuses too, haha...

  6. Love love all the photos you've put up here:)

    I really adore adore your comfy outfit! Love the shirt and your beautiful braid tooo

  7. LOL! COLIN! man, i used to love that show as a kid. im not sure if they still do it, but it was an awesome show:)

    xx raez

  8. wow! crazy pics.
    i loved.
    the video is great.

  9. Wowza! They are coming to where I live soon I believe. I never considered going to see them though. I bet they are awesome live.
    You are such a cute girl!


  11. looks like such fun! And you look gorgeous :)

  12. I love the first picture of your outfit--really trippy, haha. This concert looks amazing!


    One Love,

  14. So nive pics and colors! It must have been so fun!!!

  15. hey girl, thanks for all the fun questions. cant wait to answer them. video response soon, promise;)

    xx raez