BY TER STAFF
Nothing was stopping the Trans-Siberian Orchestra today, as the holiday rock band delivered back-to-back memorable performances at Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Bradley Center in the middle of the city’s biggest winter storm of the season. Flights were cancelled, traffic was backed up, parking was more than scarce, but the show went on, and for a great cause. Moments before TSO hit the stage, the group presented a check of over $17,000 to a local charity.
Consistent with the TSO format that their “repeat offender” fans have grown to love, the over two hour long set was divided into two parts. The first part included narration between songs, telling a Christmas story of a young girl learning about the spirit of Christmas. And if the hybrid and Christmas and rock music wasn’t enough for you, the story telling aspect of the performance definitely kept fans engaged throughout the first half.
The second half of the night is when things really got going, as the lights, lasers and pyrotechnics went into overdrive as TSO performed some of their biggest hits, including ‘Wizards In Winter’ and ‘Christmas Eve’. Whether it was your first Trans-Siberian Orchestra experience, or you’ve been coming for years, TSO definitely rewarded their Wisconsin fans for weathering the storm.
Check out our photos from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Milwaukee stop on their 2016 The Ghosts of Christmas Eve Tour below, and if they are coming to a city near you before the year’s end, get tickets and go see TSO for yourself!
Photos by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration