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Back from Chicago and into reality. Sort of. I had to sleep quite a bit to start recovering, I think I got a total of 10 so far today. It wasn't all that productive, but I did have a great evening.
The story goes back to freshman year when the first Star Wars prequel was about to debut. I was looking at the fan sites and noticed one of them mentioned John Williams and the debut of his new music - in Boston. I was with some other fans (and some people who hadn't seen any of the movies - you know who you are), and we were going to buy tickets, but then we all forgot. Mr. Williams came and went. And this year, he came back.
If you don't know John Williams, just search for "John Williams" on the web, you'll find exactly the one I'm writing about. As laureate conductor for the Boston Pops Orchestra, he returned this year for his 70th birthday celebration, and the opening of the second Star Wars prequel. Tonight the audience was treated to most of his more famous work, such as the theme from Schindler's List (without Itzhak Perlman, unfortunately), E.T., Jaws, and of course, the Imperial March and Main Theme from Star Wars.
Then Boba Fett and a bunch of stormtroopers came out to present Mr. Williams with a birthday cake and conducted the attendees in a song of Happy Birthday, after which Mr. Williams returned with his baton for the Indiana Jones theme, then Stars and Stripes by Sousa.
Boston is definitely the place to hear John Williams.
Now it's back to reality.
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