Before the show officially began, a few members of the band came out on to the stage to donate a check to local charities. TSO always gives one dollar from each ticket sold to the causes. Next, the audience got to be part of a pleasant moment when one of the stage hands called his girlfriend up from the crowd, got on one knee, and proposed to her. The ovation was massive! :)
Soon, the show began. Amazing vocalists. Tight and powerful instrumentals. Tremendous stage show and lighting. A few surprises, such as the inclusion of a rocked-out version of the "Linus & Lucy Theme" from the Peanuts. Year after year, this performance gets better and better. Last December, when I wrote about Winter Tour 2010, I highly recommended going to a Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas concert and I'm sticking to those words. This show really fills my heart with Christmas spirit. It is an absolute phenomena!