TSO Evening – Manchester 2016

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Ghosts of Christmas Eve Winter Tour 2016.

Evening Show, SNHU Arena, November 26, 2016.

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The one and only Chris Caffery, sensational Lisa Lavie, and the inspirational Natalya Rose-Piette present a check to a local NH charity, Lend a Helping Can. One dollar from each ticket sold goes to a local charity. Every show. Every city.

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The curtain, ahhh the curtain. Let the troubles outside this place just roll away, cuz I have a date with the best show of the year.

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And we are off. Tensions leave my shoulders, and a smile sparkles in my eyes.

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From Caffery to Z. There’s so much here to see.

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Those stairs look inviting but here is where I’ll stay. Russell sings while Chris and the rest, they play.

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It’s anything but blue, with Chris and David on stage, and Roddy out back too.

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The lovely ladies can sing, and well, I need not say another thing.

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Don’t blink! Because you never know what you might miss. More than you think.

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Georgia and the rest. You can’t go wrong, pick one you like the best. These women are amazing…

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…They dance, they sing, they smile. And it’s nice to have them out front once in a while.

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This one is my daughter’s favorite. The colors and the women, they inspire. An hour later she was singing here in front of the fire.

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Pictures are worth a thousand words, even mine. But it’s the glorious sounds they create that sends the chills down your spine.

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Everywhere there is talent, you can hear it in every beat that; they sing and play, while I’m trying not to miss all the variety of scenes to look at.

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Lasers and lights, and backgrounds galore. It’s awesome just to see all the colors, the motion, and more.

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My son (6 yrs old) liked this picture for the lasers hitting the stage, and wondered if anyone got hurt, ahhh it’s a lovely age.

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The sounds are amazing when they’re together, all the girls and boys, but really, I’d like a visit to the back and check out the toys.

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I don’t know how you all do Christmas Day, but this is TSO style, we all stand up, sing and sway.

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Oh man, don’t we need some of this, I’d say. Everything as it should be, cuz she”s coming home this Christmas Day.

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Hidden, there in the back, he’s not good, he’s great! That’s the drummer from day one, it’s Jeff Plate.

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Every year I hope they have a drum solo. Trust me, they’re awesome; you’ll just have to go.

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These, my friends, are the singers in the band. You’d be hard pressed to find more talent in a single show anywhere in this land.

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Natalya moves faster than my camera can keep pace with. Always armed with a bright smile, inspiring, she is.

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Is there anything that Lisa can’t do? Looking happy to be surrounded in blue.

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Mee Eun Kim on the boards, and Jeff Plate on the skins. The talent on stage is amazing! For all, a win-win.

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This man is incredible. He is there, always. Even in the shadows, he is heard through the fog and the haze.

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It doesn’t get any better than this. Russell Allen, or Joel Hoekstra, neither one would you want to miss.

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Sir Russell Allen commands the stage like few others do. And man can he sing in the key of blue.

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Some call it ragtime, others call it funk. But I can tell you it’s a lot better than you might have thunk.

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Chris can play, he can sing, he does a little bit of everything. If you haven’t been out to a show, you have no idea how much you’re missing.

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Lighting it up for Kayla, we hang on every note. And she delivers, she never disappoints.

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Lifts and lights, the stage is immense. The crowd diverse, the young, the old, the kids, and the parents.

 

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The TSO kittens and their talents are displayed throughout the show. They can sing, they can dance, and they have their own certain glow.

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I cannot stress enough, how talented this group is every year. It’s like all the shows you could see, at one time, right here.

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Sometimes I sit back and wonder quietly in my seat; who is having a better time, them? Or me?

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Then it is done, another show comes sadly, but smiling, to an end. And I think, how do they, another standard of excellence, transcend?

I thank you for your patience, and I hope you took the time to search the photos, click on them, and relive moments from the shows. I am not as talented as the Brad Parmerter’sPatrick Larson’sthe Zwicker’s, and many others out there. Although I hope you enjoy the results, just a guy sitting in the arena taking pictures from his phone and loving every moment of it.

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