Has Anyone Seen Starlight Express?

Postby Tama on Thu 28/May/09 2:32pm

As Rik and I were walking back from having burritos for lunch (mmmm... burritos) we spotted a big billboard for the "Starlight Express" - which led to a discussion covering the following important points:

1.) It's a roller skating musical about trains
2.) Which sounds like some sort of punishment in hell.
3.) An observation from Rik that "Cats" was dull, but at least some of the actresses were hot and wearing skimpy outfits.
4.) Musicals are about a hour and half long aren't they?
5.) Wouldn't it be hard to fill 90 minutes with rollerskating and singing about trains?
6.) The difficulty in singing about trains for 5 minutes while roller skating - let alone 90 minutes.
7.) An attempt by Tama to sing about trains - which lasted 15 seconds.
8.) Possible reasons to go and see a rollerskating musical about trains.

So, I decided to do a bit of "research" and dug up some Starlight Express videos on Youtube (mostly in German who seem to love it) - and yes, it's a rollerskating musical about trains - WTF :ib:



Has anyone ever seen it? Is it as it seems? Or is it to fruity and weird to be dull?
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Re: Has Anyone Seen Starlight Express?

Postby E Dogg Capizzle on Thu 28/May/09 2:35pm

Most important fact you missed: it's by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and hence the worst kind of middlebrow shit imaginable.
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Re: Has Anyone Seen Starlight Express?

Postby crazychris on Thu 28/May/09 3:06pm

it's an 80's specktakular
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Re: Has Anyone Seen Starlight Express?

Postby happybaboon on Thu 28/May/09 3:11pm

Why is German Elvis in it?
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Re: Has Anyone Seen Starlight Express?

Postby psychavoc on Thu 28/May/09 3:27pm

Tama wrote:3.) An observation from Rik that "Cats" was dull, but at least some of the actresses were hot and wearing skimpy outfits.

It took Scotty until "intermission" to realise that there wasn't really a storyline - just a whole of songs about cats :lol: Plus he thought that Victoria the white cat was pretty hot :huh:
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Re: Has Anyone Seen Starlight Express?

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Thu 28/May/09 3:31pm

hopefully the NZ Idol edition will involve mauling by a tiger. Id pay money to watch that.
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Re: Has Anyone Seen Starlight Express?

Postby danose on Thu 28/May/09 4:13pm

E Dogg Capizzle wrote:Most important fact you missed: it's by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and hence the worst kind of middlebrow shit imaginable.



I've got a soft spot for Jesus Christ : Superstar - but only the original studio recording (before he got the money to mount it as an actual musical), hell, it's got Ian Gillan out of Deep Purple in it (and of course it's lyrics were by Tim Rice - so not the awful pap Weber comes out with)

I am old :(
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Re: Has Anyone Seen Starlight Express?

Postby neels on Thu 28/May/09 4:19pm

I think I would rather stay home and stick pins in my eyeballs.

I generally detest the concept of musicals, they seem to me to be a play with not enough storyline to fill a reasonable amount of time so they stick some songs in to pad it out a bit. So why would you take that concept and stick it on rollerskates :crazy:
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Re: Has Anyone Seen Starlight Express?

Postby 1scotty1 on Thu 28/May/09 4:40pm

The fact they use roller skates increases the chances of carnage on stage. Personally, I will not be answering my phone for a month in fear that someone may ask me to go with them.
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Re: Has Anyone Seen Starlight Express?

Postby happybaboon on Thu 28/May/09 4:45pm

1scotty1 wrote:The fact they use roller skates increases the chances of carnage on stage. Personally, I will not be answering my phone for a month in fear that someone may ask me to go with them.

Nah it's worthwhile going. Just be sure to take a bag of ball bearings to chuck on stage :)
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Re: Has Anyone Seen Starlight Express?

Postby mfw on Thu 28/May/09 4:45pm

My wife is trying to convince me to go, I'm going from cool to cold on the whole idea :(
The cheapest tickets are also $50 - I can thing of much better things to spend the money on
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Re: Has Anyone Seen Starlight Express?

Postby TMouse on Thu 28/May/09 8:10pm

Disney Princesses on ice would be more your style wouldn't it boys?
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Re: Has Anyone Seen Starlight Express?

Postby shmoodiver on Thu 28/May/09 8:16pm

best of mumenchantz, epic win
joseph and the Technicolor dreamcoat, meh
rockyhorror show,YFY

you said it yourself, it's a roller skating musical about trains.
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Re: Has Anyone Seen Starlight Express?

Postby swtchbckr on Fri 29/May/09 9:43am

>gack<
makes me wanna barf. ANYthing by Lloyd Webber. PUKE.

Insipid, "middlebrow", dull, boring, sickly, saccarin, the list goes on.
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Re: Has Anyone Seen Starlight Express?

Postby woodsy on Fri 29/May/09 12:48pm

happybaboon wrote:
1scotty1 wrote:The fact they use roller skates increases the chances of carnage on stage. Personally, I will not be answering my phone for a month in fear that someone may ask me to go with them.

Nah it's worthwhile going. Just be sure to take a bag of ball bearings to chuck on stage :)


hmmm i was think along the same lines but with a small crushed aggregrate and broken glass
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