Sci Fi Concert

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author photoLast night Scott, Maksym, Trina and I went to a Cleveland Orchestra and choir concert featuring music from famous sci fi movies and television shows. We brought our dinner, picnicked on the lawn, listened to the music, and I got my picture taken with this dashing Darth Vader impersonator.

George Takei (Sulu from the original Star Trek series) made a cameo that was cornier than all US farm subsidies combined, and the conductor of the orchestra gave away an incredible lightsaber (this kind of saber, not your everyday kid plaything).

It was nice to get out of the house and it was doubly nice to hear some live music. Although I have heard most of the material before (and in the case of the Star Wars theme, several hundred times before) and it did sort of devolve into a John Williams fest, it sounded different enough performed live to keep my interest level high. Oh yeah, and attendance was very high. I read in the pamphlet that the concert area can fit 13,000 spectators in on the grass and ~5,500 nearer the orchestra. Whoa.

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