About to hear Trans in Austin. Great holiday show.
I saw them when I was like 18, no idea at the time, but I really liked it.
We did this thread a few years ago, too.
I recently saw a bit of their disturbing PBS Xmas special. That’s my word for the TSO. Who am I kidding… as a do-thing, it looks the same as what my bunch was all about. The difference is in the reason why it is done. They are an amazing act. I catch some of it and I wonder, why would you want to do it that way? They are disturbing in that way. A different breed.
Yes, this thread has happened before. For 2 1/2 hours I was lasered, pyroed, and gizmoed with total sensory overload - sight, sound, smell (the fire), feeling (the fire and the fake snow), and taste (caught a couple of snow flakes in my mouth), along with beautiful women, outstanding choreographed dancing and movements, expert musicianship, a well-narrated cinematic Christmas presentation, and surprises galore. It was perfect. In fact, it was too perfect. They did not make a single mistake (that I saw). I’m not used to perfection - in my world we hit good and even excellent at times, but never perfection. But these guys and gals never missed a beat.
I did think of you, Nhoj, in the prog-rock moments of the show, but I can’t see you as being that flashy. It was great entertainment, but I had hit my sensory full-line with about 30 minutes to go. When strange machines, levitating guitarists, flames, sparklers, indoor fireworks, and unbelievable lasers - in front and in back - no longer wow you, you know you’ve hit your limit. All I could think about was my aching back and knees.
But everyone should see them once. Their equipment took 10 semis to transport, and they had a stage crew of 112. This kind of show is unique.