all for Elfman

I think I can die now. I got to see John Mauceri conduct Danny Elfman's musical master pieces! Tuesday I went to Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton concert. I cant even tell you how many videos I have from it.. but youll see my next post full of them. haha. I made sure to not look up anything about the concert.. to be surprised of course ;) I knew that Danny Elfman would be there.. but didn't know when he would come out. of course, my thought was.. "hes going to come out and sing as Jack Skellington". And so he did! BUUUT there was also another surprise that I definitely did not expect and since there are people who follow my blog and are going to the concert tonight I will leave the surprise out of it until my next post (I took a video of it)! hehe.

I am, so happy I bought my ticket and made this trip to LA. it was definitely one of the most exhausting trips but VERY MUCH worth it. it was just my friend, Stephanie and I, we drove to LA Tuesday (concert day) starting from 6am-ish. We arrived around 1ish and killed time in Santa Monica! ive have never been so it was definitely exciting to go there. we walk around The Promenade and the Pier. And while walking to the pier there was a young man selling popsicles out of a brown box (ok, the box was actually nice). He kept yelling out "wanna try a popsicle" "its organic" and lots of people kept passing him by but my friend and I decided to stop. I don't know why, maybe it was because he was incredibly handsome (he really was), but we did and we learned more about the popsicle. He and a friend are trying to start a business selling these Organic and fresh popsicles! they were quite tasty! im mentioning this in my post.. because I love that they're trying to make this dream happen. I mean, standing outside trying to sell them to people must not be easy. so props to Soleil Pops!

ok, back to the day.. we didn't leave Santa Monica until 5 and got to the hotel before 5:30! So we had enough time to just lay a bit and get ready. we got to the concert at around 7:40, by the time we finally got in and sat down in our seats it was about 8:05 (concert started at 8:15)! I didn't want to miss a thing ;) yeah.. my concert photos kinda suck.. wish I had a fancy camera instead of my iphone. but im glad I captured a bunch on video! I didn't go all crazy with an Elfman and Burton theme wardrobe but I wore this lovely hand-made & hand-painted pendant of Victor Frankenstein by a talented artist named Diana. LOVE IT. I love that there was a guy in a full on costume of Beetlejuice though! so great! haha.

Everything about the concert was just AMAZING. the best ive ever been to and the best thing I have ever experienced. My favorites of the night was probably Pee Wees Big Adventure, Big Fish and Beetlejuice.. but I mean.. all were FANTASTIC!! I mean, I cant forget about Danny Elfman singing his heart out! WOOOOOW! im still watching the videos and reminiscing. *sigh*
we got back to the hotel around 11:30ish or 12, cant remember. went to bed a little before 1 and got up on Wednesday morning around 4:30am, drove back home, got back around noon and went to work at 2pm! it seriously felt like the longest day and half everrrrrrrrr. but it was day trip to remember! and I did it all for ELFMAN!

oh yeah.. HAPPY HALLOWEEN :)
Im wearing my costume as I type.. im Shaun from Shaun of the Dead. hehe.
also, you should go check out these AWESOME Tim Burton inspired cocktails over at Ahoymiss!
THEY LOOK AWESOME, DEE! if I drank alcohol I would definitely be whipping those up! :)




7 comments:

  1. You are SOOOOO lucky. I wish this was coming to Australia. What a rad night. I could kill to hear Edward Scissorhands live.

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    1. ahhh it was truly such an amazing experience! worth the exhaustion haha i hope this happens again but all over the world too.. its too good!

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  2. I'm going to have to make sure my husband doesn't see this because I think he might die of jealousy. He LOVES Danny Elfman.

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    1. aww haha! Danny Elfman is one incredibly talented human being. when i first heard about the concert i knew i had to go.. i didn't even know my plans or anything and i didn't care i just knew i had to go! haha. so glad i did!

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  3. I love Tim Burton and Danny Elfman's soundtracks and my favorite Nightmare before Christmas songs! I did a Nightmare Before Christmas DIY :)

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