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wonderfullyanonymous

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra
« on: April 22, 2012, 06:53:11 PM »
I did a search, and didn't find anything of this nature before.

I went and saw Trans-Siberian Orchestra perform last night in Rockford, IL. They put on an amazing show by the way, but it's what they did before the show that makes them special. After basic introductions last night, the audience was told, that for the last 13 years, when they do a concert, the orchestra donates $1 from every ticket sold to a local charity.

I don't know how many concert goers have had the main venue announce that, but I thought it was awesome of them to do something like that.

Last nights concert raised over $2400 to the Rockford Food pantry.

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Re: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012, 08:09:15 PM »
I'd heard that, also :).  But I'm surprised they are touring now; I thought they only did Christmas time.



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Re: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2012, 10:29:30 AM »
I think that's lovely.
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Re: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 07:18:12 PM »
They are coming here sometime next month.  One of the local DJs mentioned a couple of weeks ago that he had talked to one of the guys in TSO recently.  I can't remember the charity chosen for this year.  This is the first non-Christmas concert they have done here.  I think one year, come of the band members went around passing out $ 100 to people on the street/in the mall.

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Re: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012, 12:25:26 PM »
That is so sweet!

I went to see them in November of 2008. They did play Christmas Eve Sarajevo.
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Re: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012, 11:01:14 PM »
We saw them this year jsut before Christmas, and it was an amazing show.
At the intermission of sorts (when members are introduced) a few people left, thinking it was over. 
Well, did they ever miss out! 
Fire!  Elevated railings!  Much more music!  Solos!  Wow!
This is a solid group and I am happy to support them!
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Re: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2012, 11:56:32 PM »
We've seen them twice, once at Christmas in Vegas and again (different show) in March at Universal Amphitheater.  They put on an amazing show and yes, they give to a local charity each time.  A part of every ticket goes to the donation.  Rocking Beethoven and Mozart while using pyrotechnics and video and then contributing some of the shows take to charity = All Class!