lion king

The first two minutes of The Lion King took my breath away. As soon as you realise you need to look all around the theatre, above you and behind you to take in the full effect it overwhelms the senses.

I was always going to like the score. I like my beat music. Safri Duo are one of my favourite bands. So the fact that the percussion and drums were above us on both sides in what were once boxes was amazing.

The costumes and masks that are really hats are great. Scar’s was cantilevered, so that it swang forward menacingly. The other animals are brilliant too with wheels, masks, extensions to body parts and traditional costumes all pulling together to make a great effect.

I hadn’t seen the movie so didn’t know the story but quickly realised it was a kids musical. Shame then that the prices were so steep. Tickets not discounted for kids and extortionate pricing of drinks and snacks spoiled what was otherwise a magical evening.

friday diversions

1. What was the first band you saw in concert?

Depeche Mode

2. Who is your favorite artist/band now?

Oh come on that’s not fair – way too many to choose from – Safri Duo is very high on the list though

3. What’s your favorite song?

D:Ream – Things can only get better

4. If you could play any instrument, what would it be?


5. If you could meet any musical icon (past or present), who would it be and why?

Ooh ooh – Gary Barlow (hey you all knew I was a sad man before and this only confirms it)

Photo Friday

This week’s challenge: “Skin“.

Friday Five
Photo Friday