I could not have been more excited to go see Star Wars in concert with my 3 year old son. I've been grooming Landon to be a Star Wars fan since before his birth and happily, my plan has worked to perfection. Decked out in his Captain Rex costume, we headed down to the Baltimore Arena a little early to meet up with his Star Wars-loving grandparents and check out all the costumes, characters and displays throught the venue. Stormtroopers, Rebel pilots, Jedi and more were out in full force and I think the excitement may have been too much. You see, at the end of the day I have to remember that my son is still just 3 years old. Poor guy had Daddy shoving him into pictures while all he probably wanted to do was just point and look at everything with his dad. What did he care about the pictures? The venue was a little over half full, but those in attendence were in great spirits and the vibe was just all around fantastic. After milling around we found our seats (elevated lower level, stage left) and settled in for...four songs. My 3 year old only made it through 4 songs! Poor little dude was just exhausted. We headed back out into the hall to look at the displays without anyone else around, which was actually quite nice and peaceful. I tried to get Landon to go back in a couple more times, but to no avail. He was asleep within 5 minutes of making it back to the car. So in summary, the first 4 songs of Star Wars in Concert: Amazing. The remainder of the set? Check out the many write-ups from around the interweb because I couldn't tell ya. At the end of the day, while I would have loved to have seen the whole show, I had a kick-A evening with my son and have Star Wars to thank for it.
Click on the pics below for full views. Note that Landon is happiest when photographed with the costumed ladies. That's my boy!