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Wash, DC 4th of July: Star Wars music on the Mall

Discussion in 'NorthEast Regional Discussion' started by Swingin Vader, Jun 28, 2005.

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  1. Swingin Vader

    Swingin Vader Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    [link=http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=showEvent&event=NFCAP]National Symphony Orchestra will play ROTS and other Star Wars music on the Mall on the 4th![/link]

    :cool: I'm there!
     
  2. Darth_Minx

    Darth_Minx Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I imagine it's gonna be a bit crowded, not to mention a bit late for me. I probably won't be there :(
     
  3. Maleficant

    Maleficant Jedi Knight star 5

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    I make it a point to never go to Philly or DC on the 4th, way too many people and never enough potties or parking spaces. [face_laugh]
     
  4. jeditrainee

    jeditrainee Jedi Master star 1

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    Remember they have a dress rehearsal the day before. I went when they gave the Award to John Williams. It's a little bit less crowded. :)
     
  5. Darth_Minx

    Darth_Minx Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Does anybody know what time the dress rehearsal is? I'm actually available on Sunday, whereas on Monday I may be marching in a parade....
     
  6. Grand_Moff_Stallion

    Grand_Moff_Stallion Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Well, at least I can record it off PBS.
     
  7. Cinnea

    Cinnea Retired FanForce CR, Washington DC star 4

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    Hm. Haven't been to the mall in a few years. Maybe I'll go.
     
  8. Darth_Minx

    Darth_Minx Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Stallion, it'll be on PBS? Hmmm, that sounds much more appealing than making my way downtown....
     
  9. Darth_Twilight

    Darth_Twilight Jedi Youngling star 2

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    They've show the concert and fireworks on the mall on PBS for as long as I can remember, both MPT and WETA. That's where I'll be watching them, LOL. One year they had Russell Watson singing a couple of arias. Wow, were they beautiful. He's my favorite for arias.

    I'll look forward to seeing the SW music this year.

    Oh and I've done the mall, on the 4th, a number of times. LOL, its pandemonium, I'm retired from it. [face_laugh]
     
  10. Maleficant

    Maleficant Jedi Knight star 5

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    I can say the same thing replacing "the mall" with Philadelphia, and this year with Live 8 happening on Saturday, I am staying as far away from the city as possible ths weekend.

    Well except the 3rd when I have to be in the city for a 501st event, but it's inside, air conditioned and there's free parking so I can handle that. :D
     
  11. Darth_Minx

    Darth_Minx Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I've done the mall as well, a few times. I could pass. I didn't realize they showed it on TV, though. Never bothered to look. I'm glad, though ;)
     
  12. Swingin Vader

    Swingin Vader Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I agree with what everyone has said about the Mall. Add to that the fact that it is usually 120 degree plus 100 percent humidity, makes for an interesting day.

    I actually wasn't planning on going at all until I heard about the concert. For those who have never heard SW music played by a live orchestra, it is totally worth it. There is no substitute. Watching it on TV is basically like listening to the soundtrack, it just does not have the same effect.

    I'm probably just going to see it, then take off and avoid all the crowds. Just my $0.02
     
  13. Darth_Minx

    Darth_Minx Jedi Padawan star 4

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    You think you can avoid the crowds? Doesn't the concert start at 8pm?
     
  14. jeditrainee

    jeditrainee Jedi Master star 1

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    From the Post:

    "The dress rehearsal for the A Capitol Fourth Concert is Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The same security measures apply. No fireworks on Sunday, of course."
     
  15. Cinnea

    Cinnea Retired FanForce CR, Washington DC star 4

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    Hm. Sunday at 7:30 you say..... Hmmmm.......
     
  16. Swingin Vader

    Swingin Vader Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    You think you can avoid the crowds? Doesn't the concert start at 8pm?

    I meant the crowds on the metro going home. Everyone will still be around for the fireworks, so getting away from the Mall would have been easier.

    But actually, now it looks like I'm staying for the whole enchillada anyway. :D
     
  17. Darth_Minx

    Darth_Minx Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Insanity!

    Cinnea, does that mean you're thinking of going to the dress rehearsal?
     
  18. Cinnea

    Cinnea Retired FanForce CR, Washington DC star 4

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    I am. Although I just learned a friend is coming to town, so now I may be at a bbq at her sister's house. My guess is I'll be deciding at the last possible minute.
     
  19. MasterGhost

    MasterGhost Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Wow..on PBS..nice what time? I ma set my VCR to record this event!
     
  20. Darth_Minx

    Darth_Minx Jedi Padawan star 4

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    We will probably decide at the last minute as well. But if you decide before the last minute, let us know :p
     
  21. PlayzOboe

    PlayzOboe Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Someone needs to record it for me!!!! I have to work on the 4th AND 5th so I won't be driving down to DC until later on Wednesday :-( Just to make my life more exciting too, I'll have a dentist appointment at 9a on Thursday. [face_beatup]
     
  22. MasterGhost

    MasterGhost Jedi Youngling star 2

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    So...who knows what time the Star Wars thing is on at...?I wanna record it so badly I can remember the band at my schoool playing some Star Wars songs...anyways who knows when it starts?
     
  23. Darth_Twilight

    Darth_Twilight Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Well, today they've been advertising it on PBS as starting on Monday at 8...but didn't mention star wars music, so I'm curious now. Are there other shows? Or are we sure its the DC show that will play it?

     
  24. MasterGhost

    MasterGhost Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Wait! PBS is on channel 26 right? cause it says WETA.
     
  25. Cinnea

    Cinnea Retired FanForce CR, Washington DC star 4

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    Yep, Channel 26 is WETA, the DC PBS station. I wish I could put more acronyms in that sentence. And that's the SW music one - I saw the guy talking about it on the news today. I too shall set my VCR. Won't be making the rehearsal though, pity.
     
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