Originally Posted by Maiden33
It's unique, yes, but to the grand majority of the band's fans, it's not special.
Why don't we ask ourselves if the Trans-Siberian Orchestra is really a band? I'd say it's a cultural event more than anything (hence their performance of the same show each year), and it happens to appeal to fans of traditional heavy metal and beyond all due to the presence of a few people that have happened to have a presence in a few bands of the genre. If Trans-Siberian Orchestra is truly a band, then we should just as well dub Andrew Lloyd Webber as a "Rockstar", no? The principles are all the same.