December 9th sees us getting our annual Trans-Siberian Orchestra fix.
I’m kind of nervous this year. We got ourselves tickets on the floor – not just on the floor, but front row, center aisle tickets!!!
Normally Verizon Center puts all the cripples up on one side in a glass-walled enclosure that can only be reached by a somewhat rickety lift beside the stairs.
It’s not great, but the normal alternative is to be the far end of the arena to the stage, so unless you have binoculars all you’re going to see is the light show.
(Admittedly the light show TSO puts on kicks ass too!)
This year though, we asked if there was accessible spots for a couple of wheelchairs and a PCA on the floor, and Verizon Center said yes. But their idea of accessible hasn’t been entirely thrilling to date, hence – nerves.
I have visions of us ending up being considered a trip hazard and told to go back to the cheap seats or some other annoying nitpick.
Having said all that, no matter what the situation ends up being, it’ll still be a better deal for crips at a concert than the UK has been.
This will be the 5th year we’ve been to see TSO. It’ll be interesting to see what they change, given they just released Night Castle. I have to admit, Night Castle was kind of a disappointment, it’s way too “studio” quality – TSO’s strength is the live shows every year, which is why they’re the only concert we absolutely go to.
Want to see an example? Try this, from Night Castle:
See? They’re not just about Christmas songs!!