A video of conductor Christopher Dragon persevering inside a rapidly deflating dinosaur costume is doing the rounds online following a wardrobe malfunction at the West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s A Symphonic Tribute to Comic-Conconcert last week. This was not the first time the Australian conductor had swapped tails for a tail, having led the theme music from John Williams’ Jurassic Park score in appropriate attire with the Colorado Symphony last year.

“It’s a huge suit,” Dragon told Limelight in an interview ahead of the concert with WASO. “It’s actually inflated, there’s a fan inside that inflates it, but as you see, the T-Rex has tiny arms which is hilarious, so being inside the suit, the only part of my arms I could use was my wrists, so that’s kind of a good thing technique-wise. But it was fun! I love doing stuff like that, I think music doesn’t have to be taken so seriously all the time.”

But the costumed conductor wasn’t expecting quite this much mirth at last week’s performance. “As I was conducting I heard a big thud and thought… ‘Uh oh’,” he told  Limelight after the concert. “I knew something...