Video: Trans-Siberian Orchestra delivers annual Christmas spectacle to Pittsburgh
As expected, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra delivered the holiday gifts.
The biggest and most popular Christmas tour unloaded a pair of performances on Friday at Pittsburgh's PPG Paints Arena and fans got everything on their wish lists.
The combination rock band and orchestra drew from their compilation album "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve: The Best of TSO and More" to fill both the afternoon and evening shows.
The musical favorites were synced to the pyrotechnics and light show that have made the company famous. These holiday tours now have enough history to call them a tradition that fills the seats with fans of all ages.
This is the kind of spectacle that makes you reach for your camera and Instagram was flooded with scenes from the Pittsburgh shows.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra tickets had become a tradition for Mom and Dad during the holidays. Last Christmas, our first without Mom, Dad missed the show. On our Sunday phone call, he mentioned that he was thinking about driving to Cleveland to catch a matinee on an upcoming weekend (alone...4 hours from home). I got online, saw they were coming to Pittsburgh (halfway between us) and called Dad the next morning to see if he would meet me for the concert and dinner. Tomorrow morning he will head back to Indiana and I will journey home to West Chester. We won't be together on Christmas Day this year (really cannot remember the last time we weren't), but so grateful for this spontaneous gift. Can't promise it will become a new tradition, but I know Mom was smiling down on us - and I'll cherish the memory forever. #tso #transsiberianorchestra #merrychristmas #joytotheworld #family