So its December 27th....two days after the holiest day of the year for Christians. I had recieved 4 tickets for a gift and took my girl and her two
kids...thought it'd be fun to experience something different...and it was.
In case some do not know what TSO is...its an orchestra which according to commercials does cool remakes of Christmas songs set to a story. It also
involves pyrotechnics and lasers. The commercials make it sound amazing really...until you actually go.
So we get there and get our seats...about 20 rows from the stage...awesome! Curtains open and you see the orchestra...or lack of one actually. I
seen more instruments at a highschool musical and was left looking to see where the rest of them were. I counted 20 total insteument players...hardly
a full fledged orchestra by any standard.
The story narrator begins by saying the title of the story is "Missed Christmas." It begins with a young couple in Chicago who fall in love and move
to NYC to get married. As there are pauses in narration, the orchestra takes over with music...which 20 minutes in, resembles no Christmas music I
have ever heard.
Please keep in mind that the audience is mainly KIDS. Mostly younger...like under 15.
So the story goes on to the girl getting pregnant and everything is upbeat and happy...minus any damned Christmas music. Then...things take a huge
During labor...the mother actually DIES. She DIES...on f'ng Christmas! Wtf!!!??? But it gets even worse...
After the mom DIES...the child is found to be RETARDED! WHAT!??
So far we have a Christmas story...two days after Christmas in real life, in which a mother and newborn child DIE!!?? At this point, my girls kids
are as lost as I am. What the hell kind of devil crap is going on!?
So...after the kid is found to be a retard, his father commits him! Like...in a damned sanitarium....on Christmas of his 5th birthday!!!
I cannot tell you how the story ended because we left 40 minutes before the scheduled end of this disaster. And we weren't alone either...hundreds
were leaving as we were.
The chatter outside in the parking lots was bad. Some wanted to march up to the box office at the stadium and demand a refund. Others just shook their
heads. All had the same question though..."wtf was that crap!?"
Imagine taking your young kids to see an orchestra who claims to play Christmas music with a twist and instead get treated to a holiday story where a
mother dies while giving birth to a retard on Christmas, only to have his father commit him 5 Christmases later. Then imagine that each ticket no
matter where you sit is $48!! Add 10 bucks for parking as well.
What does this type of story teach the children that witnessed it?
Anyway...you have been warned...do not waste your money.
edit on 27-12-2012 by MisterMaster because: (no reason given)