Star Wars In Concert

Yesterday evening we went to see Star Wars: In Concert, a massive multi-media event featuring stunning visuals, a live orchestra, choir and narration, plus an exclusive exhibit of Star Wars costumes, props and production artwork.

On arrival at the O2 Arena, we had a walk around the concourse to have a browse the Star Wars movie props on display. Quite a few folk had come dressed for the occasion as we spotted a few Princess Leia’s, Stormtroopers, Jedi’s and (although I only got a quick glimpse) Boba Fett.

Here’s a short selection of the photos I’d taken and you can find more on my Flickr page & Video on my YouTube page – See links at the bottom.

Bounty Hunter Boushh – it’s a shame Carrie Fisher wasn’t inside!

Clone Trooper guarding the hot dog stall.

Neimoidian Soldier

Imperial Scout trooper & Rebel A-Wing pilot helmets – ROTJ

Imperial Stormtrooper blaster. (A New Hope)

Jedi Master – Kit Fisto costume.

Yoda.

Jedi Master – Plo Koon costume.

I wonder who this could be?

Ewoks, yes it should have been Wookies instead of appeasing the toy companies 🙂

If I could choose to own just one Star Wars movie prop, my choice would always be this one – Han Solo encased in Carbonite. Ever since watching Empire Strikes Back way back in the early eighties, I’ve always wanted to see the original firsthand.

A page from John Williams  music notes  (The Phantom Menace)

Death Star pre-production art

The announcement was made that the show would be starting shortly, so we left the exhibits for now and went to locate our seats.  The lights dimmed and the familiar words  ‘A long time ago in a galaxy, far far away….‘ are displayed across a huge 90ft cinema screen,. There’s a long pause as everyone waits for ‘that’ moment…. and them bam! – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra blasts out the opening theme and the crowd goes wild. Video just doesn’t do it justice, you have to be there!

Anthony Daniels, takes to the stage.

I find it hard to pick a favorite score as I love them all. From the powerful Imperial March to the sweeping love themes right through to the brilliant Mos Eisley Cantina swing band it was great to hear them all being performed live. My only regret is that the celebration theme from the end of Return of the Jedi (the revised special edition version rather than the 1983 original) didn’t make the list.

If you can make it to any of the other tour dates, I highly recommend it…after all it’s Star Wars !

My flickr page – http://www.flickr.com/photos/26527444@N06/

My YouTube Page – http://www.youtube.com/user/TheStiggy2010

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