Sunday, October 11, 2009

Date night, in a galaxy far, far away!

Hi Everyone,

Wow, this week has been a whirlwind! I was busy plotting and preparing and being anxious all week. I shouldn't worry so much, everything usually aways comes out great. Earlier in the week, I eluded to a surprise that I was planning for my husband. Here it is in all it's geeky glory! I surprised my darling with 2 tickets to see the Star Wars in Concert Symphony Orchestra! I scored major points for this little secret, Sean LOVES Star Wars! We had fantastic seats too, 4th row front & center, thank you eBay!!

This event is the coolest I've been to in a long time. I really think George Lucas loves his fans, and makes every effort to make all things tied to Star Wars extraordinary, the Star Wars in Concert tour is being accompanied my a mobile museum of artifacts, some of which have never been seen outside of Skywalker Ranch. I took tons of pictures, but I'm only posting a few otherwise this post will get WAY out of hand.

This is Boba Fett, he is Sean's most favoritest dude. A bad guy, a bounty hunter. Sean always likes the bad guys... I don't know why that is. I guess I should first start by saying that Sean is a HUGE Star Wars fan. He was in 3rd grade in 1977 when the first movie, Star Wars: A New Hope came out in theaters. His mom took him out of school for the afternoon to go see the movie, a very special treat indeed. It's been a life long affair ever since. Here are a few scans of Sean when he was a wee little nerd. He's different ages in all of these snapshots (and isn't he the cutest little 70's dork you've ever seen?? Eee, I loves him!)... and yet there's something similar in all three photos... can you guess what that might be?Hmm, let's see... Star Wars toys in the car, a Star Wars Mug at Christmas, and Star Wars sheets on his bunk at camp... See the obsession growing here? Sean had everything, and I do mean everything Star Wars related when he was a boy, he's not much different as an adult :o)Hahaha... it's ok, I have too many obsessions of my own to count, and he tolerates, and sometimes encourages each and every one of them.
These guys are creepy and I like it!! Sean tells me that they are Imperial Guards. There's something lethal about them covered head to toe in flowing velvet, and slightly haunched in the shoulders. Quite menacing, I assure you. Even on a mannequin encased in a glass box.

I'm not much of an aficionado of Star Wars myself, I've seen all the movies (numerous times) but they don't seem to stick... I can't remember the details. Science fiction involving space fighting isn't really my thing, but there's one that I do like... I dig me some Ewoks! Remember these guys? Aww, aren't they cute?!? They're like buck-toothed teddy bears! And yet fierce little buggers, I'm told. I wouldn't want to stumble upon one on a moonlit night on Endor.

Here we are in the lovely city of Coruscant. The seat of galactic government, Coruscant is alive with glittering lights and rivers of traffic, a bustling megalopolis that refuses to sleep. Like San Francisco, with less crime.

Here is the man of the hour with two Stormtroopers. The one on the right is "a little short for a Stormtrooper" so that must be Luke. That means the one on the left must be Han Solo! Excuse me a, run, run, tackle, scuffle, *forcibly removing helmet*, ooh, it IS Han Solo! Schwaa, kiss, kiss, kiss...

Pardon me... I hadda smootch Harrison Ford. Hey, I'm a child of the 70's/80's too, and he IS Indiana Jones after all... I've always wanted to do that. Ahem... (patting down hair) where was I?
Ahhh, the music! The reason we're all here! This is a piece of original score by John Williams, the composer of the music featured in all six Star Wars films. He is prolific and so amazing, his music has moved us all at one time or another. Truly, whether you've known it or not, you would have had to live under a rock to not have heard his music in your life, especially in the last part of the 2oth century. God Bless this man, he's made so many people happy.

Here is a few minutes of viedo I took of the opening sequence, it's a little shaky, but you get the picture, enjoy! (I hope this loads right...) *EDIT* Darn it, it isn't working right... I'll keep working on it... in the mean time, I've posted a link above.
Encore! Encore! Wow! Goosebumps, fire, smoke and lasers, this night had it all! I wish we could go again! Sean and I had a great time. Needless to say (I hope) my suprise was a raging success!
So any Star Wars fans out there? Have you seen, or do you plan to see the show when it comes to your area? I would recommend it to anyone, this music is so iconic, it was incredible to see live. I'd love to hear your comments.

May the force be with you!


sweetcakes said...

Wow! Sounds like you had a fantastic time! My boys would love this!

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hey Lisa! Another great post! I just read about this concert in the paper the other day. I think it was in the Manhattan, and I thought "how cool!" Even though I'm not as big a Star Wars fan as your hubby, my husband loves it, and so do my guys. I was a senior in 1977, and can you believe I fell asleep in the movie theater watching it! I NEVER FALL ASLEEP ANYWHERE!!!! It was only for a few minutes, but still! The music is fantastic, and I loved your little film, especially when you turned the camera on Sean...too cute! You guys make such a sweet couple! Hugs, Paulette ;)

parTea lady said...

Sounds like a wonderful night. My grandson (in grade 3) is just starting to get into Star Wars. His Halloween costume this year is Darth Vadar.

Giggly said...

What an awesome event!
My husband grew up OBSESSED with Star Wars too. I've grew up loving it as well. We never wanted to force it on our kids, LOL but Maz fell in love with the ships and character ornaments that my cousin had on her x-mas tree. Then we started to bust out all the old toys and movies on him. :)
Molly's our Harry Potter fan, not much in to Star Wars. :)