POLYPHONIC SPREE @THE FONDA THEATRE
Photos and words by Walter Sy
Santa, along with the Mrs., Frosty, Rudolf, and some magical elves, all came a few weeks early to celebrate the holidays with The Polyphonic Spree at the Fonda Theatre. Song books were handed to fans as they walked in. The multi-instrumental symphonic pop-rock band/choral continues its tradition of a holiday-themed show for all ages, now celebrating its 10th-year anniversary. The aptly-named “Holiday Extravaganza tour,” comes with complete holiday decorations, mascots, balloons, confetti cannon, snow machines and anything that you can think of that turned the venue into a Christmas wonderland.
After the Christmas set, the kiddies went away for the night in time for the band’s rock set. Spree’s energetic frontman Tim DeLaughter belted out quite a few tunes from their catalog and sometimes playfully mixed in Christmas lyrics, much to the delight of the crowd. Climax of the night was fan favorite “Light & Day.”