November 10th, 2014

Games: Prinny Profile

Halloweeny Weekend Part 2 - Danny Elfman/Tim Burton Concert

I wrote about the last Danny Elfman/Tim Burton concert about a year ago. As indicated in that prior post i had a good time at it, so when thumbie suggested a bunch of us get together for the 2014 edition of the concert, happening the evening of Saturday November 1st, i was not at all adverse to the idea.

Sadly Avalyn had already made plans to be doing something that day with inkbot, but she said i should go ahead without her, so thumbie got tickets for her and shamiksan, sithjawa, porfinn and a couple other people as well as myself.

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We got to our seats about 5 minutes before the show was supposed to start. Of course it didn't _actually_ start until about 25 minutes later. The setup was the same very standard one as last year, orchestra on the stage and the screens above alternating between clips from the relevant movies and close-ups of various sections of the orchestra.

The set listing was exactly the same as last year:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Sleepy Hollow, Mars Attacks, Big Fish, Batman/Batman Returns, [Intermission], Planet of the Apes, Corpse Bride, Dark Shadows, Frankenweenie, Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland, which was listed as an encore in the programming, and then a real encore of Nightmare Before Christmas.

I do think they actually did a couple more songs from Nightmare Before Christmas this year. Or at least i don't think there was any song they didn't cover except for "Making Christmas." This was good because the Nightmare Before Christmas songs were the only part of the concert that Danny Elfman actually came out on stage for. The Oogie Boogie song was the real encore, which i believe was also the same one they did last year. They had the voice actress for Sally come out to do her song, and three other people came to do "This is Halloween" along with Danny Elfman, which i believe was new this year.

They also had a solo violinist,Sandy Cameron, come out for one of the sets (i've sadly forgotten which at this point) and although she wasn't quite as hyper as Lindsey Stirling she was still really awesome.

For Alice they had a little kid come out to sing the main theme, which most of the audience seemed to think was adorable. I believe there was another child out for one of the other songs, but i don't remember which one.

They wrapped up right around 11. We all hung around and chatted for a little bit and took a couple pictures, but not for too long since it was late enough for everyone to just want to get home.