Trans Siberian Orchestra: The name itself conjures up thoughts of cold, dark mysticism and a huge group of musicians that have since defected from a life of servitude in an Eastern Bloc country. Wrong! Mix a group of uber talented vocalists, classically trained strings and some heavy metal guitars and you have TSO

This was the second time that I have been so fortunate to see them in concert and I would go time, and time again! All of these elements combined bring to life a Christmas experience that is enjoyed by everyone. Literally from ages 8 to 80 were spotted at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids last night.

The true joy was taking three first-timers with me. My girlfriend, mother and daughter, all in attendance, were treated to what will soon be a yearly tradition.

TSO still has one more Michigan date left! If you want see an amazing spectacle that has all of the elements of Christmas combined with theatrics and metal, I urge you to go! CLICK HERE: TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA TOUR DATES