Everyone here at Clark Synthesis is a big fan of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and every year we look forward to when they come to town. The lights, the staging, the music, the dancing, and the story have somehow weaved their way into a Clark Synthesis-like tradition. This year was no different, except we were extra excited after catching wind that they had changed up the show. Not knowing what to expect this year, we excitedly took our seats.
I have to say, I was captivated from the moment the show began. The new storyline wove together a haunting tale of joy, loss, sorrow and redemption in a way that only TSO can accomplish. The staging was brilliant, and I am always spellbound by the musicians who rock out while suspended way up in the air – attached to their lift by only a small cord. And then there’s the singing…all I can say is I’m pretty sure my jaw was on the floor the whole time, as every song was enough to knock me out of my seat.
After the show, we had the opportunity to go backstage and meet some of the band members, who were all unbelievably nice. Perhaps the best part of the evening for Bill was getting to meet and chat with John O.Reilly, the drummer, about using our transducers in his drum throne. John was more than generous in his liking of and appreciation for the transducers, and let Bill know how incredibly helpful they are to his performance.
We also got to chat for a bit with Jeff Boguski, the Production Manager, who is always so kind and generous to give us the tickets. Thank you Jeff and TSO for all that you do, and for helping put us at Clark Synthesis into the Christmas spirit!
(Click here to visit the TSO website and read about the new storyline. Or better yet, go see the new show for yourself! )