Monday, July 19, 2010
My Name is Sharon and I'm a Geek.
Believe it or not, I didn't start off as one.
I was only 5 years-old when the original Star Wars movie was released. The first time I watched it was last year. Savannah had really gotten into the animated "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" series. She informed me that in order to truly understand, the original trilogy in addition to the prequel trilogy were required viewing. We spent last summer watching, re-watching, discussing, and critiquing all 6 of Star Wars movies. I must admit, there was something cheesetastic about them. Once J got back, the girls went to work on coaxing him to the Dark Side. Their very own Mace Windu.
We were thrilled to take the kids downtown to the Star Wars in Concert event Saturday night. A live orchestra performed with a live choir. The music was from all of the Star Wars movies--which were presented in dynamic sequences. Anthony Daniels (the one and only C-3PO!) was MC. I thought the girls were going to fall out of their seats with excitement. Isaiah sat through the whole show. He loves music. And he loves lights. So yeah ~ he was feelin' it.
I have to be honest: I was expecting a "Geekfest". There were one or 2 people who didn't disappoint, but for the most part the crowd was "normal". Families, couples, singles, moms with kids, dads with kids, grandparents...everyone sharing the same appreciation. So if that makes us geeks, then I guess we were in good company.
Had to outfit Mace and the kids proper
Storming in like Troopers
Dodging the Death Star
The Force is strong with them!
Troopers and BOBA FETT
Carbonite produces killer jazz hands
The music was fantastic! Totally unforgettable night for the Brownies.