Published on July 15th 2013
Doctor Who at the Proms 2013- Best concert I’ve ever been to!
Wow wow wow. Hearing and experiencing the Doctor Who score live at the BBC Proms is hands down, the most amazing way to spend a broiling Sunday morning.
Let me rewind. I first discovered the BBC’s Doctor Who when the 2009 reboot aired. In between seasons, I wind up re-watching certain episodes/story lines. One of the things that makes Doctor Who so engrossing, I’m sure that many fans will agree, is the amazing score written by a marvelous Murray Gold. That man knows how to write a score that pulls at your heart strings!
Needless to say, I felt like the luckiest girl in the world when my friend Kat messaged me saying she had a spare ticket. I was actually going to queue up for one of the £5 standing tickets on the day anyway so as you can imagine, I was like “OMGGGGG” when I heard she had a seated ticket.
Turned out, they were 2 rows from the front too!
The programme was £3 and has lots of amazing content about the concert in it too so I was already in an estatic mood anyway, and then I saw these cosplayers:
These guys are so dedicated, one of them even learned how to move like Eleven! They got really into it when the monsters entered whipped out their (plastic) sonic screwdrivers! Which brings me to the next thing that made the concert amazing. The theatrics! Whenever the BBC National Orchestra of Wales played any themes that involved monsters or the Doctor being bad ass (All Those Strange, Strange Creatures, I am the Doctor & Words Win Wars respectively), different monsters came through the curtain and up the TARDIS stairs in the standing area:
There were two ‘take overs’, one by the Daleks, during which the orchestra played ‘The Daleks & First There Were Daleks‘ and this Dalek took center stage:
The Cybermen also had a crack at taking over to the score ‘Cyber shard’, hear my shock (scary stuff!): Cybermen and Daleks are all good fun, but the bit that really got to me (I cried…several times) was the Companion Suite, and The Final Chapter of Amelia Pond. I love how most of the companions that travel with the Doctor have a tragic end to their story line, it’s what makes the series so magical for me and I’ve can and have had a few good arguments over the Doctors companion choices! All in all, wonderful emotionally draining experience! I didn’t even have enough energy left to wait for a signature but I did get a picture of Ben Foster (who looks like David Tennant…and was an amazing conductor for the morning):