by Disney Magic Diva
Whether it’s downloaded to your phone, streamed to your device, recorded on a CD, or maybe even preserved on a cassette tape; we all have that special music that we cherish most. The songs that take us back in time, relax, or maybe even inspire us. Like Peter Quill, sometimes those songs change our life by helping us make a connection with others.
While “Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live!” probably won’t change your life, it is a wonderfully fun show at America Gardens Theater in Epcot. Like everything at Walt Disney World Resort, this concert has a back story. After Star Lord and his band of Guardians saved his world from destruction, he convinced Nova Prime to send a Xandarian band to Earth as a cultural outreach. Their chosen location for a concert is Epcot, a place known to celebrate different cultures. As the Xandarian band begins to play alien music, Peter Quill – better known as Star Lord – comes on stage and insists the Terrans of Earth would prefer music from his Awesome Mix tapes. With help from Little Groot, Star Lord has selections from his mix tapes sent to the headsets of the alien band, who then play the music live for the audience.
The band, while cautious and skeptical at first, soon see how well received these songs are, and truly begin to feel the energy of the audience and the music. Even Gamora, who takes longer than the alien musicians to understand and appreciate the music, finally sees why Star Lord’s mix tapes are awesome.
The alien band does an outstanding job of performing! Their musical talents truly are out of this world, and the energy they create with the audience makes for a very enjoyable concert. But the real star of the show is, not surprisingly, Star Lord. He is every bit the cocky but charismatic and lovable scoundrel he was in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies.
Diva Tip: If you’re not familiar with the Guardians of the Galaxy series, DON’T let that stop you from seeing this show! The music is classic, well known tunes from the 70’s and 80’s; so even if you have no idea what a “Guardian” is, you’ll enjoy this entertaining performance.
“Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live” is performed several times daily at America Gardens Theater in World Showcase and will run until August 19th. The show is about 30 minutes of high energy, clap-along, sing-along fun for the entire family.
Diva Tip: Annual Passholders can obtain a wristband at The American Adventure for guaranteed seating.
I was a little skeptical about whether this concert would be worthwhile since I’m just a casual fan of the Guardians series, and not at all a fan of super loud concerts. But I’m so glad I saw this show! It was fun, upbeat, funny, and put some magic in everyone’s day. Go see it and, as Star Lord said, “Get ready to solidify magna – ah- rock!” It really was awesome!
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