Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Star Wars: In Concert

Went to STAR WARS: IN CONCERT last night at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Before the show I was cursing George Lucas for fleecing me out of even more money. After the show I was singing his praises as a visionary genius. Well worth the money (but bring lots of it!)

By the way - I love the 501st and am glad they were able to get so many costumed characters to represent at the show - but are there not guidelines for characters to follow? Their Darth Vader - arguably the most popular character in fandom - was a little... how to put this nicely - he was a little 'big.' Everyone else looked great, but just because you have access to a Darth Vader Supreme Edition Costume shouldn't automatically give you the credentials to represent the Dark Lord of the Sith. I have nothing against large people - I love folks in all shapes and sizes - but you know the illusion is ruined when your six-year-old notices that Vader is looking 'kinda round.'

But that minor point aside - the production values of this amazing show, and the gallery of original props on display, make the ticket price a satisfactory investment. Take your kids - you won't regret it - and may the Force be with you!

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