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A Concert of Epic Proportions

I was supposed to make an entry explaining my username (NOT EMO >_>), but I just found out something that I just have to say...

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IS COMING TO SAN FRANCISCO! That's right - the video game music concert will be only an hours drive away come February 22. I've watched the trailers, and they're amazing. It's not just a concert - it's a totally immersive experience complete with videos of the games and live performances. One promotional video showed a person dressed up in a Master Chief suit climbing up a rope hanging over the stage while the orchestra performed the ever-popular Halo theme.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves... Before the actual concert (beginning at 8 PM), there's going to be a ton of video game related activities and events happening at the pre-show festival. There's always a Costume Contest, where anyone with a costume and a concert ticket can enter to winn massive bragging rights and internet fame. For hard-core (or not-so-hard-core) gamers, there're also game competitions, including Space Invaders and Guitar Hero III. Besides all that, VGL's going to set up a huge amount of video game kiosks for people who just want to play and have fun until their brains rot (or until the concert starts).

Of course, at every big event, there'll always be celebrity appearances. Some notables coming to SF: Tommy Tallerico (composed Metroid Prime score), Russell Brower (audio director for WoW). And best of all...

MARTIN LEUNG! THE VIDEO GAME PIANIST IS COMING! <3

...apparently the name doesn't ring a bell to everyone. The Video Game Pianist is the guy who you see on all the Youtube videos playing the Mario theme song at super fast tempo. But that's not the reason why he's so awesome. He's plays at super fast tempo while blindfolded. Facing away from the piano. I swear, the man is God.

Anyway, I think we should go together as a group, because then we could dress up as a horde of Goombas and win the costume competition. Plus, it'll be fun, and an unforgettable experience. True, tickets prices are pretty steep, ranging from $38.50-$65, but it's totally worth it. Just think, if tickets for Wang Leehom's concert start at $48 and go up to $268, VGL's prices are quite reasonable in comparison. By paying for your ticket, you'll be getting the ultimate video game music concert that only reaches the west coast once every few years.

Tickets go on sale December 8th, so if you're interested, comment on this topic ASAP and I'll try to organize something...

For more information, visit the Video Games Live site at http://www.videogameslive.com/index.php?s=home.

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likkledibbun
Dec. 7th, 2007 06:23 am (UTC)
Melinda updated.
3 days in a row.
An achievement of epic proportions.
Speaking of which, that guy that I escorted composed this piece called Epic. And it was... epic. :)

Apparently I'm culturally illiterate when it comes to this stuff. But that's okay, you can enlighten me. XD

Let's go during break. :)
lost_overture
Dec. 7th, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, posting is really addicting for some reason. ._. I realize that I have so much I can post about... Maybe I've gotten over my months long writer's block. Does that mean I have to change my layout now?

Yay! February 22 is the Friday of Midyear Break, so we'll be able to go the whole day. =]
bloodpyrope
Dec. 8th, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)
DUUUDE I AM SOOO GOING!
lost_overture
Dec. 8th, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
xD Yeahhh Goomba horde!
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