I was at Brisbane's Martian landing on Thursday nite!!! Oh wow!! Suck Sydney, we saw it b4 u!
The 1st time i ever heard the soundtrack was in 1983 when we studied it in high school. I BEGGED by music teacher to copy it to audio tape for me, and I faithfully listened to it for years complete with scratches and jumps. When it came out on CD halleluia brother, I was right in there
Didn't see the Tom Cruise version of the movie for ages cos i was
p!##sed off if was set in America - poor HG would've been turning in his grave.
Forked out some hard earned cash to get good seats to see this and wasn't disappointed for a moment ... although Shannon needs to have some more british accent lessons and i think the martians should have been subtitled while speaking in alien gobbeldygoop. It was SOOOO awesome - it's like nothing else you've ever seen on stage.
I had some other 'ulla' fanatics sitting behind me. You could have heard the audible breath in waiting for Chris Thompson to sing the top notes of Thunder Child and everyone broke into spontaneous applause b4 the song was even finished!
Michael Falzon was brilliant as the Artillary man - I'm disappointed I didn't get to see him in 'we will rock u'. Brave New World is such a hard song to sing!
I thought it was gr8 howthey kept the atmosphere up b4, during and after the show with remixes of the music... i was quite happy to sit in the entertainment centre thru intermission.
When the fighting machine descended from the ceiling, i hit my friend on the arm and yelled out 'its coming, its coming'! She thought i was a freak but i don't care. In fact we'd received more than a few strange looks in the couple of weeks prior to the show (we're both teachers) - calling out 'ulla' across the playground. I'm a geek and proud of it!!
If you haven't seen the show yet and you're sitting in the stalls/floor seating a word of caution... take your sunglasses. The martian heat ray will repeatedly target you, and after a while you'll feel like a cat with 9 lives!
Well i could stay here and rave forever - but firstly no-one would bother to read it, and secondly I'm off to watch the DVD of the concert with my kids (no i didn't take them to the show... too expensive!)
Is there still a rumor floating around about Jeff Wayne doing a fully animated movie of TWOTW? Heard that one a couple of years ago.
Cheers all you alien life forms