well, tonite is another night of the london japanese bondage festival. tonite is also the Subversion party that goes with it.
luckily tonite is not the main night of the festival - tomorrow is.
which means i'm going to avoid the latex and the booze session once again (last nite stayed in with flatmates/friends).
instead i will take a trip to the O2 arena with mr craigclare
to see/hear Star Wars!
the only thing is, quite a few tube lines are down, which means i'm going to have to take the northern line to london bridge, then take the boat down the thames a bit but that service looks quite packed and the O2 express boat is booked up. oh well. looks like tube/replacement bus!
anyway, time to get ready to head out now so we can meet up early n eat then check out the expo and get our geek on!
Massive multi-media event features stunning visuals, a live orchestra, choir and narration, plus an exclusive exhibit of Star Wars costumes, props and production artwork.
Star Wars: In Concert, a unique multi-media event featuring music from all six of John Williams' epic Star Wars scores, is on a worldwide concert tour.
The show which had its world premiere at The O2 in London on April 10 2009 will return to the venue on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 April for matinee and evening performances each day.
Narrated live by Anthony Daniels (the actor who portrayed C-3PO in all six films), the production features the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and a choir, accompanied by specially edited footage from the films displayed on a three-story-tall, high-definition LED super-screen - one of the largest ever put on tour. The live music and film elements are synchronized in order to create a full multi-media, one-of-kind Star Wars experience.
"We've taken the key themes from the music and cut together all the images that fit with each theme, so you can really get a sense of how the music played into the images," said George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars Saga. "The whole soundtrack is a testament to John Williams' creativity and his extraordinary ability to enhance the emotional aspects of the films."
"Creating the music for the Star Wars films has been an exciting and wonderful experience for me, and I therefore have derived particular pleasure in assembling a compendium of themes from all of the films to be presented in Star Wars in Concert," said Williams. "The editors at Lucasfilm have created original film montages to accompany each of the musical selections, and in the process, I believe that a singular and unique Star Wars experience has been born."
"This event has been crafted to present Star Wars from many points of view; for the first time, the full dramatic sweep of Williams' iconic scores can be heard performed live in one evening," said Another Planet Touring Producer Spencer Churchill." "The show is a new way of experiencing the epic scope of the saga."
Accompanying the concert is an exclusive exhibit of Star Wars costumes, props, artifacts, production artwork and specially created behind-the-scenes videos from the Lucasfilm Archives. Many of these pieces are leaving Skywalker Ranch for the first time. The exhibit features many classic fan favourite artefacts, as well as several new and never-before-seen items, including:
- Full costumes for Jedi Masters Kit Fisto and Plo Koon will be on display.
- For the first time ever, pages from John Williams' original hand-written sheet music for Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace will be exhibited for the public.
- Also on display will be various never-before-seen props from the films, including blasters and helmets from Coruscant, Tatooine and other iconic Star Wars locations.