Doctor Who rocks!
Well, of course Doctor Who rocks - what else is new. But even more so after visiting Prom 10 (you guessed rightly, the Doctor Who Prom!) on July, 24!
I know, I might be somewhat late for the party, but I was busy....doing....things! Important things! Distracting things! But tonight I was not, so
When I found out I was going to be in London for six weeks this summer, AND one of the weeks was to be the one with the Who-Prom taking place I just HAD to get a ticket.
Unfortunately, when I went online to buy one, all the tickets were sold out...for both Proms (Saturday evening as well as Sunday morning). Oh noes, what to do!? Exactly my thoughts.
Frequent checking (read:pressing the refresh button probably more often then strictly necessary; or simply: obsessing) of availability on Royal Albert Hall's website didn't yield any more promising results so I started digging for different possibilities on the internet. I even found a websites offering tickets for the Prom (probably resellers or something like that), but for horrendous prices. Still, they had me tempted, until reading up on customer-reviews disabused me of any notions of that kind.
But, fan-girl that I am, and still not ready to give up, I decided on a new strategy once I arrived at London and got myself a local SIM-card: I called the box office at the Royal Albert Hall (I am not one to do the obvious things, as can be clearly seen)! And behold, I was lucky! Apparently somebody gave back their tickets - who would do such a thing?! - and I seized the opportunity and dug my claws into one of them (my precioussss...)! It was even an exellent seat: Stalls, second row, very close to the stage!
(I might run out of exclamation marks before I am finished with this)
So I went there, happily, looking forward to an evening full of entertainment, and was not disappointed!
It was amazing listening to Murray Gold's score being performed live by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales … his music is just epic! And the Orchestra is brilliant! (I already enjoyed the DVD-extra of the 2008-Prom immensely, and it was even better in real life – sitting only a couple of arms lenghts away).
An extra, of course, was the event being hosted by Karen Gillan (who is my favourite NuWho companion right next to Catherine Tate) and Arthur Darvill (whom I find quite fancy-able where the new Doctor isn't). Although it appeared all very studied and hurried, their text read off a Teleprompter...but who's complaining! ;-)
Karen Gillan looking sexy in a very nice dress...
which you unfortunately can't fully appreciate in this first picture. I apologise.
And I give you:
Mrs and Mr Pond
The Doctor, of course, had an appearance as well and was very Doctor-ish and cute indeed, picking a boy from the audience to help him stop the RAH from blowing up. And Matt Smith was there, too!
Matt Smith, easily recognised by the fact he's making faces.
Unfortunately he was also very bouncy, so all his pictures are slightly out of focus.
On a slightly related side-note: I really warmed to Matt Smith's Doctor surprisingly quick, which I would not have anticipated. I love his interpretation of the role and I hope he will stay for a couple of series before we have to get used to a new face again! But more on that probably later.
It was also fun to see some of the recent (and previous) series' monsters up close, like Cybermen, the Weeping Angels, Jadoon (platoon on the moon – sorry, couldn't resist) and the Teletubby-Daleks (did I mention it really felt as if they were looking at me when they pointed their eye-stalks in my general direction?! *shivers*)
Meet the Ironsides: "I am your
Isn't she just adorable?
I seem to inexplicably have developed a thing for blue, wooden boxes.
So all in all it was thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable evening – assuming of course a certain degree of geeky-ness – and I even bought a Dalek-shaped programme (orange) to show for it! ;-)
And one last: The whole TARDIS crew, to show you out
The whole TARDIS-Crew. This is actually a really nice one!
Anybody else feeling all warm and fuzzy inside?
Ah well....it seems, I do have some exclamation marks left in the end. I'll put them to good use in future entries.
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