Monday, October 27, 2008

An Unexpected Occasion

I had really hoped to get down to Holden Beach this weekend, to see Bennie's show and get to meet the man himself, but Fate had other plans for me. And if you get the chance, go read Bennie today - he had a horrid weekend at the show and yet, he still perseveres and tries to find the silver lining. I'm thinking of you Bennie, and sending all the good karma I can your way.

Ms. Q tossed us an early Christmas present and got tickets for the "Walking With Dinosaurs Live" that was in town. The boys are humongous dinosaur fans - they know more than I do - and are currently involved in making and educating a vast army of toilet paper roll based prehistoric critters, so obviously they were cheesed beyond delight to attend the show.
It really was a wonderful show; the stage effects were half the fun, with plants and flowers unfurling in front of our eyes, the paleontologist's droll narrative kept the pace moving, and of course, the dinosaurs were fab! I wish my pictures were sharper - my camera just isn't that great in low light - but you get the idea of how it looked.
Allosaurus and Brachiosaurus rumble in the jungle until the volcanoes make everyone head for cover.
Allosaurus back at harassing the brachiosaurs
I thought the volcano effect was awesome!
The flowers that grew up along the stage edge were fantastic. I heard someone behind me compare them to The Wizard of Oz, but I think they were even cooler, the way they used air to inflate them up and down.
A pair of Taurosaurs go at it for territory
And the winner grazes alonside of an Ankylosaur
Until the T Rexes come to town and clear the stage!It was a great show, and if you get the chance to see it, I highly reccomend it. This is one of those moments I don't miss not having little girls, because for me, I would much rather be watching this than Disney Princesses on Ice, or Hannah Montana in concert.

Thank you again Ms. Q - you rock it the best!

17 comments:

nmburleson said...

The show looks great! My son would LOVE it!! :)

csquaredplus3 said...

I'm really glad you posted about this. The show's coming to Salt Lake City in January (I think) and the tickets were so expensive, I didn't know if it would be worth it. Sounds like a great show.

Do you think it's too much for a 3-year old? I think my 9 and 11 year olds would love it.

I'm with you on the Hannah Montana "relief" we get by not having girls.

Vodka Mom said...

I saw that show with The Golden Boy last winter when it was here at Penn State. I LOVED IT!!! So did he.

Chanda (aka Bea) said...

WOW! Sounds like you guys had a blast. I almost wish I was there. The pictures didn't come out badly at all, I can get a sense of how it must have looked.

That Ms. Q! She's always doin' crazy stuff like that!

San Diego Momma said...

Oooo, I'd LOVE to see that show.

Luckily for me, I have a daughter who is anti-princess and pro-dinosaur.

My other daughter? Not so much. Think I'll have to leave her at home.

Cuz the anti-princess and I? We're going! (If it's coming to San Diego) (Must look that up now)...

A Free Man said...

That looks REALLY cool! Will keep an eye out for it in my neck of the woods.

FairiesNest said...

I'm offended you think girls would prefer Hannah to some cool dino action!! ;) You know Sis,we would have voted for the big scary lizards any day!

Gypsy said...

That show is coming here and I so want to go!

Ben and Bennie said...

Thanks for the kind words, TD. I so wish I had gone to see the show rather than see my booth blown up.

bandick said...

Now I'm extra bummed that I didn't go see it when it was here. T-rex looks bad ass!

Duck said...

I remember in Kindergarten we had Dinosaur Snack Day. They had potato chips as Triceratops flaps and red punch as lava.

It was the BEST!

Butch Boo said...

Im a massive kid! Id love this show!!

BB

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Kelley said...

Wow - that looks freaking fantastic!

BlackenedBoy said...

Whoa, that looks so cool! The T-Rex is kind of scary. And my camera does the exact same thing; it's great in high-light situations, but terrible at night or when it's dim.

tysdaddy said...

This looks like a very cool show. It was in our area, but tickets were way out of my range.

It's been awhile, hope things are well with you and The Bea (?)

Arizaphale said...

Well I know the Baby Angel, (whose real name interestingly, appears in another of your posts)would have LOVED the dinosaurs in her youth, girl or not. At 13 however, they may just be slightly less cool than 'The Vines' gig we attended on Friday. I, on the other hand, would STILL love to see em. :-)

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