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24 Oct 09 Star Wars Brings Better Sound to Stadium

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Star WarsOfficials with the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington have had no trouble drawing crowds to the facility for both sports and musical events. But the sound at concerts has often left fans leaving disappointed.

But Friday night’s performance of the Star Wars experience proves that good, quality sound can be produced within the confines of what is often called “Jerryworld,” for Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys.

Star Wars: In Concert is a touring multi-media performance complete with music from all six of John Williams’ Star Wars scores. It is narrated live by Anthony Daniels, the man who portrayed C3PO in every movie. It features a full symphony orchestra and choir. It is accompanied by specially edited clips from the movies.

Friday night’s experience was incredible. Star Wars fans – many of them costumed – arrived to see special exhibits from George Lucas’ personal collection of movie memorabilia. As the lights dimmed, hundreds of light sabers glowed throughout the stadium.

The musicians were incredibly accurate, both in their technical execution and their timing to the video. The giant video board hanging over the fans was the ideal spot to see the multimedia display. Yoda never looked so real. The villains never looked so menacing. And Luke Skywalker never looked so heroic.

In past concerts at Cowboys Stadium, many people complained about the poor sound. TMJ wrote about it after the George Strait concert. Many people were heard complaing on local radio shows following the U2 concert. But whether changes have been made, or possibly a symphony orchestra suits the site better, Friday night’s sound was fantastic.

On at least one night, for the people responsible at Cowboys Stadium for putting on a good show, the force was with them.

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