I had the opportunity to go watch a wonderful orchestra playing the music from the genius that is Howard Shore while watching the accompanying movie and yes, I am aware that this entry is a few days, alright, many days late. I was busy with other stuff okay?
I have to say that this was a rather new experience, listening to the soundtrack of the movie being played live, simultaneously as the movie is playing. Needless to say, orchestra did a brilliant job although I have to say that I've spotted some mistakes here and there. Nothing serious though, after all, muggles and wizards alike, make mistakes.
The hall itself was really big and rather grand. Supposedly a brand new theater hall built right into a shopping mall, I was a little shocked to see that it wasn't a full house, considering the ease of access (it is beside a train station, a couple of minutes walk, tops), the many shops that are within the building, the look and feel of the place, not to mention how awesome it would be to hear the soundtrack of one of the best movies live.
The seats were rather comfortable, nicely cushioned, heavy so you don't feel like you need a lot of weight to keep the seat down and the spacing in between the seats were apart enough to not block the view of the person behind you. Although, if the person in front of you slants to the side, you might find your view partially blocked. I was seated rather far from the stage because it was an orchestra and not a play or musical and it really doesn't matter in my opinion.
My honest thoughts about this whole experience. We need to have something like that in the wizarding world. Sure, magic and all that can do this better, but we need to forget about what magic can do and appreciate how these muggles, without magic, are able to work around that and produce something so magical and amazing. Alright, I admit, I am a little bias, I love how muggles are able to function without magic, using these things called technology to make their lives better. It's fascinating.
Although the event is over, I'm fairly certain that they will come back again next year, with part three of the movie series. I highly recommend this to muggles and wizarding folk alike. It doesn't matter if you aren't a fan of the movie or if you are, I believe you'll enjoy the experience if you're a music lover. The pieces by Howard Shore really does take a person on a journey through the wide grassy plains to the dense wooden forests to the cold dark caves to the fiery desolate lands of middle earth.
Perhaps, next year, I might be sharing the theater with those of you who decided to take the plunge and enjoy such a wonderful treat of the eyes and the ears.
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