Hollywood Bowl – Star Wars in Concert

One of the best things about living in Los Angeles is the easy access to a huge variety of entertainment. While Star Wars in Concert occasionally tours the world with very select venues, the best place in the world to see Star Wars in Concert is at the Hollywood Bowl. Why? Take a look at some of these photos first.

Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, pre-show (Jennifer Miner)Jedi at Star Wars in Concert at Hollywood Bowl (Jennifer Miner)

The Hollywood Bowl is seriously large, with a max capacity of well over 17,000. The bowl shape insures that there are no truly “bad” seats, though some visuals may be lost up at the nose bleed sections. Star Wars in Concert is multimedia, with a full orchestra, projection screens, laser shows and smoke effects. It’s a great experience for science fiction fans.

Star Wars in Concert Hollywood Bowl Kids (Jennifer Miner)Orchestra Warm Up Pre Star Wars in Concert Show (Jennifer Miner)Now, my tween bailed on the concert (Star Wars? So embarrassing!) so my younger daughter took a friend. They enjoyed torturing me with comments like, “Wait…who is Anakin again?” and  “Jar Jar Bonks is the best!” Even those teasing children became enthralled by the spectacle, though. Jaws were dropped.

Star Wars in Concert at the HOllywood Bowl Los Angeles (Jennifer Miner)Star Wars in Concert Los Angeles (Jennifer Miner)Anthony Daniels, also known as the voice of C3PO, narrated the Star Wars in Concert show, but he travels. What made Star Wars in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl the best of its kind was the surprise guest at the end of the show. Just when people were beginning to gather up their belongings and stand up, out strode John Williams, composer of all the iconic Star Wars themes and music. He conducted an encore of the Imperial March, and the crown went nuts. Applause, screaming, whistling, the whole thing. It was incredible to see, and the sort of thing that only happens in Los Angeles. After all, he and so may others in the entertainment industry live in or near the city, so it’s easy to arrange surprise appearances like that.

The Hollywood Bowl is the summer home for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and there’s a constant rotation of pop, rock, country, jazz, and classical performances there. Listening to your favorite musicians as the sun goes down and night falls, with the Hollywood Hills all around, turns any concert into more than just listening. They become fully-fledged, multi-sensory experiences at the Hollywood Bowl.

Light Sabers at Hollywood Bowl (Jennifer Miner)

Anyone making travel plans to Los Angeles might want to consider checking out the concert series’ schedule and seeing if there’s a show of interest during his or her Southern California vacation. A concert at the Hollywood Bowl enriches Los Angeles travel and vacations.

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3 Responses to Hollywood Bowl – Star Wars in Concert

  1. So, so proud of you for not worrying what people will think (including your own children) and letting your geek flag fly high. You’re an example to others of what courage really looks like. :)

  2. Katrina says:

    Outdoor music is definitely one of the best things about S. Cal. So many great venues. One of my favorite memories is going to Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum to see Peter Alsop. He’s the coolest dude and I grew up on his music. But I digress…

    Nice post and thank you for bringing up some great memories — and for sharing the geekiness. :)

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