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Trans-Siberian Orchestra East 2015 II

Here are 10 more photos from the Manchester, NH show on November 28th.

This year, I was fortunate enough to get to the Boston show too. I haven’t even looked at those photos yet. Every time I go back to these pictures from Manchester, I just can’t wait to see these folks again, and to get lost in each and every spectacular moment found in each show.

If you know me, you know that TSO, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, has become synonymous with my Christmas season over the years. Maybe you have read one, several, or even, all, of the posts I have shared here regarding TSO over the last 4+ years. There have been many. Maybe this is the first time you’ve seen anything from here. Either way, the group and I go way back; more than 16 years back.

Here’s a little something that I shared from the past There in Every Show. Check it out.

In this post I share some photos from the evening show in Manchester, NH on November 28, 2015. I was 9 rows from the stage with my three oldest kids, ages 23, 22, and 19. These shows are a constant for me, and for my family. Once again, we waited with anticipation and were thrilled with the experience. Enjoy my attempt at photography with a cell phone from the general population.

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If you are still with me here, check out this post from last year. TSO 2014.

I will be adding more posts with pictures from the TSO concert in Manchester, NH throughout the month of December. Merry Christmas. Enjoy.

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TSO – Chris Caffery Friday

I heard that today is Chris Caffery Friday. It just so happens that I have a few photos of Chris from this year’s show. Here are a few pictures of Chris from the Manchester, NH show on November 28th.

Chris first became known to me in December of 2000, at my very first TSO show in Albany, NY. I enjoyed his interaction with the band as well as with the crowd. I loved listening to him play, while watching his noticeable enthusiasm to be there on stage, and all of these things are still true, 16 years later. It has truly been my pleasure.

Here’s a little something that I shared from the way, way back. The first time. Please have a look.

In this post I share some photos from the evening show in Manchester, NH on November 28, 2015. I was 9 rows from the stage with my three oldest kids, ages 23, 22, and 19. These shows are a constant for me, and for my family. Once again, we waited with anticipation and were thrilled with the experience. Enjoy my attempt at photography with a cell phone from the general population.

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If you are still with me here, check out this post from last year. TSO 2014.

I will be adding more posts with pictures from the TSO concert in Manchester, NH throughout the month of December. Merry Christmas. Enjoy.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra East 2015

Here are 10 more photos from the Manchester, NH show on November 28th.

For the first time in 16 years of seeing Trans-Siberian Orchestra in concert, I actually took a lot of pictures at the show this year. I usually take some pictures, but not too many. Maybe this year, because I have a ‘newer, smarter’ phone, I thought I would take more pictures, I don’t know. The pictures aren’t of the highest quality in my opinion, but I share none the less.

If you know me, you know that TSO, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, has become synonymous with my Christmas season over the years. Maybe you have read one, several, or even, all, of the posts I have shared here regarding TSO over the last 4+ years. There have been many. Maybe this is the first time you’ve seen anything from here. Either way, the group and I go way back; more than 16 years back.

Here’s a little something that I shared from the past There in Every Show. Check it out.

In this post I share some photos from the evening show in Manchester, NH on November 28, 2015. I was 9 rows from the stage with my three oldest kids, ages 23, 22, and 19. These shows are a constant for me, and for my family. Once again, we waited with anticipation and were thrilled with the experience. Enjoy my attempt at photography with a cell phone from the general population.

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If you are still with me here, check out this post from last year. TSO 2014.

I will be adding more posts with pictures from the TSO concert in Manchester, NH throughout the month of December. Merry Christmas. Enjoy.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2015

For the first time in 16 years of seeing Trans-Siberian Orchestra in concert, I actually took a lot of pictures at the show this year. I usually take some pictures, but not too many. Maybe this year, because I have a ‘newer, smarter’ phone, I thought I would take more pictures, I don’t know. The pictures aren’t of the highest quality in my opinion, but I share none the less.

If you know me, you know that TSO, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, has become synonymous with my Christmas season over the years. Maybe you have read one, several, or even, all, of the posts I have shared here regarding TSO over the last 4+ years. There have been many. Maybe this is the first time you’ve seen anything from here. Either way, the group and I go way back; more than 16 years back.

In this post I share some photos from the evening show in Manchester, NH on November 28, 2015. I was 9 rows from the stage with my three oldest kids, ages 23, 22, and 19. These shows are a constant for me, and for my family. Once again, we waited with anticipation and were thrilled with the experience. Enjoy my attempt at photography with a cell phone from the general population.

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If you are still with me here, check out this post from 2 years ago. Performance within a performance.

I will be adding more posts with pictures from the TSO concert in Manchester, NH throughout the month of December. Merry Christmas. Enjoy.

16 years and I never want it to end

This was my 16th consecutive year seeing the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in concert, and I never want the show to end. This year was no different. Simply awesome.

This was my 16th consecutive year seeing the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in concert, and I never want the show to end. This year was no different. Simply awesome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will be adding more posts with pictures from the TSO concert in Manchester, NH throughout the month of December. Merry Christmas. Enjoy.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2014

I wasn’t where I’ve grown accustomed to, but I was there
On stage these pros all showed up, but do they really care
 
As usual I polled those around me, some had, others new
I smiled and waited, hoping they’d engage and feel it too
 
Before the lights went dark I thought of my TSO friends, 
And I wondered who was here, where all that ails, mends
 
I thought of moments passed and ones I may have missed
I pondered on how these people remember their set lists
 
From one note to the next I can be lost, completely
Taken on a journey that caresses the senses sweetly
 
Light from the arena vanishes and the crowd is heard
Anticipation just like show one, even on my 23rd
 
Then there’s the production, the stirring voice of Bryan
His stories invoke emotion and tears without trying
 
Somewhere between shadows and the light sings Dustin
Change happens, I learned a while back, these I trust in
 
And what Trans-Siberian stage would be complete
Without the sounds and antics from the one David Z
 
Oh how I have enjoyed the voice and presence of Rob Evan
A voice sent to us, a gift rarely heard this side of heaven
 
Sir Russell Allen and Autumn on the same song, what a blend
The Three Kings & I, with a little bit of Kashmir at the end
 
Like a flash Roddy Chong is here, there, and everywhere
Smiling all the while playing precious notes that fill the air
 
The lights are amazing and the fire I feel from end to end
Georgia and Natalya, their aura and vocals transcend
 
Music Box Blues, and the this new take from Lisa Lavie
Don’t stop singing Lisa, can I hear more please? Oui Oui!
 
The snow comes down, we hope it heals our imperfect scars
Time, moving in a straight line, Robin leaves his mark, sparks
 
Then, this song when all other sound in the room just leaves
Someday I hope she will sing it twice, please Ms. Reeves
 
The constant, the ever present, but often times hard to see
Jeff Plate, the heartbeat of thunder, play a solo just for me
 
On keyboards, Ms. Kim and the incomparable Mr. Wieland
Playing perfection, together, though each on an island
 
My ears tell me, look at the frantic pace, but a smile on his face
Nothing missed, the sound I know, Joel shreds it with grace
 
For you newcomers, yes, this orchestra plays and sings
They even use local players each show to help on the strings
 
Paul didn’t play this show, but when arena doors open
His presence is felt and broken pieces feel whole again
 
Back to the Palace it began for me, I first saw Chris Caffery
He can sing, he can play, and leads the ceremony of mastery
 
The seats are empty, the stage coming down, and the lights are low
Why are fans still upstairs, the show ended more than an hour ago
 
See there’s a bunch of tables all set in a row, the band sitting there
The fans line up just to meet their heroes and friends, TSO cares
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Moment

Photography 101.

For 15 consecutive years my visit(s) with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra have created too many ‘moments‘ to remember each and every one of them. Every year, I long for the time to stand still so I can sit, watch, enjoy, soak it in, and listen to the best shows I have ever seen. I thought a simple photo taken on my phone last night might serve as a good photo to capture a moment.

TSO at the Verizon Wireless Arena 11-29-14. From Section 202, Row F.

TSO at the Verizon Wireless Arena 11-29-14. From Section 202, Row F.