Star Wars in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl Photos

Star Wars in Concert sporadically tours the country, but nowhere is it better than at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. These photos of Star Wars in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl can capture only part of the enthusiasm and downright joy of the crowd. Really, for a Star Wars fan, it’s the best place to see and hear the concert.

Star Wars in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl Photos (Jennifer Miner)

Father and Son at Star Wars in Concert Hollywood Bowl (Jennifer Miner)

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles California preshow (Jennifer Miner)

The Hollywood Bowl is the largest outdoor amphitheatre in Los Angeles, with a maximum capacity of over 17,000 people. Star Ways in Concert played two consecutive nights at the Hollywood Bowl, to near-sell out performances. The fun started long before the concert started, with lots of little children running around “battling” with plastic light sabers and toy zap guns. Here’s a photo of a guy wearing my favorite T-shirt of the event.

Star Wars in Concert Preshow Han Solo (Jennifer Miner)

Little kids weren’t the only people excited about Star Wars in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl. I overheard a group of giddy 20-something year olds talking about their road trip here from Flagstaff, Arizona — and a family a few rows ahead of us drove down from Reno, Nevada. The children who dressed up for the show were adorable, though some kids might argue that they were not adorable, but in fact, absolutely terrifying to behold.

Darth Vader Star Wars in Concert Hollywood Bowl preshow (Jennifer Miner)

Photos of Princess Leias at the Star Wars Concert Los Angeles (Jennifer Miner)

Preshow Photos Star Wars in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl (Jennifer Miner)

The Hollywood Bowl hosts concert series by the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the summertime (the LA Phil most often performs in downtown Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall), along with pop, rock, and country. It’s fun to have shows start at dusk, and as nightfall progresses, the shows generally intensify. Star Wars in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl made full use of the dark, with laser shows, three large projection screens, and a smoke machine.

Star Wars in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl (Jennifer Miner) Full Orchestra at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles Star Wars Photographs (Jennifer MIner)

Star Wars in Concert Photos of Multimedia Event (Jennifer Miner)

Anthony Daniels, aka the Voice of C3PO, narrated the show. He certainly seemed to relish hamming it up, and the occasion when he quoted the uppity droid sent the audience into a frenzy of joyous screaming and applause. At one point he opened his suit’s jacket to reveal a shiny gold vest — huge reaction from the crowd.

Anthony Daniels, voice of C3PO, Narrates Star Wars in Concert (Jennifer Miner)Photos Star Wars in Concert Hollywood Bowl (Jennifer Miner).jpg

After the intermission, the smoke machine’s puffs hit some projected lights, and visions of Star Wars spacecraft appeared. My 9-year old and her friend were so impressed by this (relatively simple) effect: It was great fun listening to them jabber excitedly about the special effects at the Hollywood Bowl.

Light Sabers and Laser Show at Hollywood Bowl (Jennifer Miner)

Remember how I described the Star Wars in Concert as being best seen and heard at the Hollywood Bowl? Well, the laser show can be replicated anywhere and lots of people across the country share an affinity for the Star Wars music and saga — but Los Angeles is home to many of the people involved in the creation of Star Wars. After the Star Wars in Concert show appeared to be over, there was one more surprise in store for the audience: John Williams himself strode on stage (massive applause) to conduct an encore of the Imperial March. That’s colloquially known as Darth Vader’s theme. What an encore!  The crowd went nuts. Surprises like that are among the reasons that Star Wars in Concert is such a fantastic experience at the Hollywood Bowl.

11 Responses to “Star Wars in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl Photos”

  1. 1

    Too wild! I be the crowd is just as interesting as the show, too.

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    Kara says:

    OMG. You must have been in your sci-fi geek heaven!

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    Bruce says:

    Wow, looks like quite an event.

    I must have come from a different background however, as though I grew up in the Starwars era, I can’t honestly remember ever watching a complete episode. Looks like I missed out on something good.

    But you should see me disco though!

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    Tony says:

    This is a nerd fest that I wish I could say I was part of! So awesome!

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    Chris says:

    What a fun event! I’m sure the kids absolutely loved it!

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    Alex Berger says:

    So jealous, not even funny right now.

  7. 7

    My son went to this show with his godmother as her birthday present to him. He said it was “awesome.” I’m so happy to see photos so I can see what kind of time he had!

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    sue rodman says:

    We just got back from Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World. I’d love to do this too!

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    hamptin inn says:

    Ever since I am a fan of star wars and at my age right now I wouldn’t care if I go there in costume like a kid..

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    Schilder says:

    I wish I had been there. I´m sure it was a great event! :-)

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    Theodora says:

    I think Family Guy Star Wars has spoilt the magic of Star Wars for our children. This looks like so much fun, though. And so much *less* geeky than a convention…

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