The Trans-Siberian Orchestra rolled into Memphis yesterday for two shows. The first was at 4 p.m. and the second at 8 p.m. I caught the early one.
I've seen them several times on Public Television when PBS does periodic fundraisers. Because I enjoyed that, I wanted to see them in person.
Who or what are they? Think rock-and-roll fused with symphony - Think light and laser show created by somebody on an LSD trip with pyrotechnics thrown in as well - Think great instrumentation and singing - Think high energy.
The group came two days early. "We now own Beale Street," one of them said. He then added that they'll be performing eight shows in the next five days, so I guess that was the calm before the storm. Do they get tired doing the same show over and over? They said no, and in fact they claim they live for the shows.
Has anyone else seen them in person or on TV? Did you like them?
To visit their web site, click here.
Images by MOJO and taken with my P&S.