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Star Wars In Concert Giveaway

Star Wars in Concert in Portland
Star Wars in Concert in Portland

It’s unnecessary to exalt the virtues of Star Wars, it exists as one of the most influential series of films of the 20th century (well at least the original trilogy). One of the things which helps make the Star Wars franchise so amazing is John Williams’ legendary score.

Almost anyone who hears just a few notes of any of John Williams’ music from the series should be able to easily identify it as Star Wars.

Now,  the music from all six films have been combined with a multimedia spectacular into a live show that will surely thrill even the most casual Star Wars Fan (if there is such thing as a casual Star Wars Fan).

Star Wars In Concert arrives at the Rose Garden on Wednesday October 14th and On Portland is giving away 4 pairs of tickets to this once in a lifetime event. This two-hour musical event that features scenes from the movies projected on massive high-def screens, a full symphonic orchestra with choir, and live narration by Anthony Daniels, who played C-3PO.

In addition, audiences will be able to view an exhibition of STAR WARS original memorabilia, props, costumes and artwork from all six films from the Lucasfilm Archives.

Enter for your chance to win one of 4 pairs of tickets we’re giving away. Enterting is simple, just post your favorite Star Wars line, quote, memory or ancedote in the comments and you’re entered. Winners will be picked at the end of the day on Monday October 12th.

My The Force Be With You 🙂

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Congrats to the winners:  Monica Drake, Kimberly, Brenton Hunting and Lyle McNaughton!

31 replies on “Star Wars In Concert Giveaway”

Favorite Star Wars scene, when Princess Leia says “I Love You” to Han Solo, and he responds “I Know”.

This is my son’s favorite quote from Attack of the Clones:

Anakin Skywalker: You call this a diplomatic solution?
Padmé Amidala: No, I call it aggressive negotiations.

Favorite line: “I find your lack of faith disturbing”.
Favorite memory: Waiting in line for the midnight show of Episode 3 with my friends.

I love the triad between Hans, Luke & Leia. Luke gets kissed by Leia. Hans is jealous of Luke. Luke realizes he has a sister. Leia tells Hans that she loves Luke because, “he’s my brother.” Hans figures it all out, regains his confidence and gets the girl in the end.

Quote: The future Emperor saying to a very young Anakin…”We will watch your career with great interest”

Memory: Seeing Star Wars EP4 on opening day (my 11th birthday) with my Dad in 1977. Taking my son (and my Dad) to opening day for Star Wars EP2.

Dream: Have my son take me and his future son to opening of EP 7, 8 or 9.

“When I left you, I was but the learner, now I am the master.”
“Only a master of evil, Darth.”

I had a thing for the flat angled scrolling text at the beginning of the movie. And I liked the end of Star Wars when it zooms out after the medal ceremony to show the huge crowd and the strong music starts to play.

Han Solo, in the orginal film: “We’re fine. We’re all fine, here, now. Thank you. How are you?……..boring conversation anyway….Luke we’re gonna’ have company!”

My favorite quote is the Ewok’s “Yub Yub”.

My most fond “Star Wars” memory is making a clay Yoda sculpture in a high school art class.

So true… “Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealously. The shadow of greed, that is.” – Yoda

I have always loved the ORIGINAL version of the Ewok “Yub-Nub” song at the end of Return of the Jedi. Why they replaced it with that new age sounding cheesefest in the redux, I will never understand. Same with the original version of the Tatooine canteena scene.

But the most memorable/meaningful thing to me is the dynamic between Luke and his father, Darth Vader. Particularly because I am virtually living that dynamic (trying to remain strong against the dark side).

My favorite part of the entire saga is a scene near the end of “Return Of The Jedi”. Luke is hiding from Darth Vader, and Vader is trying to lure him out to confront him. Vader senses Luke’s emotions through the force, and discovers that Luke has a twin sister. Vader uses this information to taunt Luke, telling him, “If you will not turn to the dark side, then perhaps SHE will…” Upon hearing this, Luke comes screaming out of the shadows, and he attacks Vader with such vigor and hatred, driving him back until finally he forces Vader to the ground, cutting off his hand as Vader did to Luke in the previous film.

During this scene, the music score swells in a minor key, and a beautiful, and mournful, chorus of male voices swells with it… as if the entire Force is crying out for Luke to stop, to relent, to not follow his father down the dark path…

That amazing piece of music gives me goosebumps every time I watch the movie or hear that portion of John Williams’ amazing score. In the twenty-six years since the movie has been out, and hundreds of times I’ve heard it, that scene has never failed to give me the chills. It’s one of my favorite moments in all of cinema… the scene just works so well and it’s so wrought with emotion that it’s just overwhelming. I would absolutely love to see this performed live by an orchestra!

My favorite scenes are ones where R2D2 is quietly saving the heroes by shutting down garbage mashers, or delivering Leia’s pleas for help, or any of the thousand things he does — usually with C3PO nervously handwringing at his side! R2 fan!

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