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Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.4 Stars)

Number of reviews: 63



3.0 star rating JL from Birmingham, Alabama


I took my family of 4 to see this show expecting some magical Christmas entertainment. I thought it would be more of an Orchestra with some rock band type themes mixed in. I was shocked to see the whole things was actually more of an 80's metal hair band group. The musicians and vocalist were extremely talented. However the show seemed to have an overall dark feel with racy dancers and promiscuous scenes flashing on the screens. The show constantly showed what I can only compare to the boat tunnel scene of the original Willy Wonka with all the psychedelic strange images constantly flashing across the stage screen throughout the night that made no sense and left you confused. The "story" they told throughout the first half of the show made no sense and was dark. The second half of the show seemed to try and imbed thoughts and insinuations of Satan with some even heavier and darker type music as well. My 9 year old told me as we were leaving....Mom that show was kind of devilish,

3.0 star rating El Heffe from Black Forest, Colorado


First time to see TSO - and Good King Joy rocked! i was reminded that if i pay attention closely i could see the story unfold and be enriched - or something like that. I have the DVD (thanks SIs!) Ghosts of Christmas Past - so i thought I already knew "The Story". Well it seemed it started with a story - but then about half way thru the show - the story ended. And Fire breathing dragons and red lights took over and seemed to usher in a satanic "message". So i need to ask TSO - what the hell do fire breathing dragons have to do with Christmas, ghosts, past? While the first female vocal was the highlight of the show, i felt after 20 years - and such awesome stage capability - the on stage visuals were amateurish at best and distracted from "the story". And yes - they could cut 5 minutes off the show if all the guitarists got haircuts. Other than that - PARKING SUCKED. UNNECESSARILY Funnelling all those people into two lanes is probably why the show had to start 30 minutes late.

3.0 star rating Mary C from Houston, Texas


I have wanted to see TSO for years. I found the first half nothing of what I expected and honestly could have left at any time. The second half proved to be more of what I believed to be their claim to fame. It was excessively loud and although the laser light show was fantastic I am glad I did not have any seizure issues as I was blinded on several sweeps of the lights. The talent is unbelievable but the push to amplify detracted from whole concert. I wish I had taken ear plug to dampen the decibel level which would have made it a better experience. Must reiterate the talent was exceptional

3.0 star rating Susie B from Seattle, Washington


It was my first time seeing TSO. The visuals were amazing but the actual music had me wondering if most of the people were actual musicians. It seems like the guitarists in particular were phoning it in and were more concerned with flipping their hair than playing their guitars. It was also a little heavy on the religion. I thought they did a great job on their take of the Nutcracker, though.

3.0 star rating Todd J. from Colorado Springs, Colorado


This was my third time seeing TSO in the last ten years. I can honestly say that this was there worst performance to date. They need to get back to delivering a Great Christmas story and leave some of the theatrics.

3.0 star rating Roxane Robbins from Worcester, Massachusetts


Show itself was fantastic as always. We were excited to get front row seats this year - until the show began. From that point, several of the DCU staff were talking and laughing - loudly. We were unfortunately at the end of the aisle right next to them, but a man 5 seats away from us kept turning and giving them looks. My husband spoke to them - they ignored him. I finally got up and told them their behavior was rude and distracting and asked them to please be quiet. I received a sarcastic, "shoore." Not sure we'll return to that venue again - really unprofessional behavior. One of the women was singing a beautiful song, and their raucous laughter really ruined it. TSO, as always, gave a fantastic performance - pretty sure they wouldn't have been pleased to know what was going on in the front row.

3.0 star rating Grace from Concord, NH


My 5th time seeing them. First the unavoidable: Their gear truck broke down and was quite late getting set up, not anyone's fault, just a fact... and SNHU would not let us in until 3:10 for a 3:30 show. There were still people outside freezing in line after the show started at 4. I felt this was just wrong. People pay a lot of money for these shows. We got in on time and were seated directly across from the stage in handicap seating. Ticketmaster stuck us 10 seats apart (wheelchair and companion) so they gave hubby a chair to sit behind me. That's Ticketmaster's issue and I'll deal with them to help them understand this is an issue. Now, to the actual show. I am joining what seems to be common in saying I could not understand 95% of what was being said. It was terrible. The music was as great as it could be missing Paul O'Neill (rest his spirit). But the sets? ugh. Way too much red, ugly sticks going up and down, weird symbolic tv screens up. We left about 1/2 way through. So sad.

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