I wasn't sure how in demand this one would be, so I woke up at 4:45 a.m, got ready, and walked to the Anaheim Convention Center. I got there around 6:00 a.m. and the line up to enter the show floor was probably a couple hundred people already.
The show floor opened at 9:00 a.m. and by 9:10 a.m. I was inside.
I rushed to the Stage Pass issuing station and there walked the line. And I was able to get a Stage Pass for the 11:00 a.m. showing of Disney In Concert : A Silly Symphony Celebration.
I felt so #Blessed
Once I got the Stage Pass, I had nothing else to do, so I went up to the 3rd floor to wait in line.
And for the first time ever, I was the first one.
A little pamphlet was handed out
The empty seats went to invited Guests and Media
While the room was being filled, the screens on the side of the orchestra displayed concept drawings on the many different Silly Symphonies cartoons
Creating Sound Effects
Mr. Walt Disney introduces us to the Silly Symphonies
Leonard Maltin is our host and guide through the selected Silly Symphonies that we would be hearing today
Black and White is fine ...
...but nothing beats living color
Music is an important part in telling stories
We'll do The Three Little Pigs.
It's a timeless story
Arranging the theme song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf"
Needs more cow bell, Walt
The Oscar winning "The Old Mill"
The thin sheet of metal to simulate thunder
With "The Ugly Duckling" following "The Old Mill" moved Mr. Maltin that he had gotten tear eyed and it was hard for him to talk for a moment while he composed himself
Father and Son are marrying Mother and Daughter
I enjoyed the concert so much that I decided to see the 2 p.m. showing. Because it was a last minute decision, I ended up getting towards the back, which was fine as I had already seen the first showing. It didn't matter to me where I sat, just as long as I was able to get inside and watch it again
I would have to say that this was the highlight on the D23 Expo for me. And I was glad that I got to experience it not once, but twice
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