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01 May 2011 @ 01:54 am
I’m totally spazzed out right now!! d(>W<)b

I went to the Video Games Live (VGL) concert that was held here in Montréal today (Saturday, April 30th, 2011) and it was a freaking amazing experience! I’m more than happy to have attended it!!

I met Tessa at 5:30PM and as we were walking to the metro she kept saying that she knew something that I didn’t know. I asked how her family was and she mentioned that her brother Luke was doing a concert tonight at the Place des Arts that he didn’t know about. Which I thought was weird since the VGL ended at 10:30PM. But maybe he had practice afterwards or it was in another room? She also mentioned that her older brother, Eric, tried to get a ticket to the VGL, but they were all sold out when he checked this morning. This made me feel guilty for not having made reservations for tickets for her two older brothers…

We were going to meet Lisa at 6:30PM at the Berri UQAM metro station. Primarily it was because Lisa and Tessa have never met, so I wanted them to meet each other as well as get to know each other before we go to the Lion King musical which will be held next week~! Secondly it was to show them both were the bus terminal was since we’re taking Megabus to get to Toronto.

After showing them were the bus terminal was, we walked to Place des Arts, which was where the event was. There was some dispute about the direction in which we were headed. Lisa was using her iPhone’s GPS and I was reading the map. Lisa motioned that it was one way, and I disagreed that it was in the other direction. In the end, I won X3

Our seats were located on the balcony level (so we were high up). I didn’t mind that we were high up at all since it was still an amazing experience!! The event was spectacular!! The symphony orchestra was from McGill University (BWAHAHA! MY UNIVERSITY!!). For those of you who are unaware of what Video Games Live is, it’s basically combining video games played by a symphony orchestra. So imagine the Mario theme song played by a live orchestra and on the screen you see the character and there’s also a light show <33

Half way through the concert and when it was near intermission, Tessa whispered that “If at any point you glance at the trombone section and recognize one person. HA! Luke has a concert.”

My only reaction was, OMG! Your brother Luke is in the Video Games Live orchestra?! But the host said the symphony was from McGill University (Luke attends the Université de Montréal). Apparently the original trombone player wasn’t able to play the bass trombone, so he called Luke up yesterday night at 10PM and begged him to take his place. Which makes sense why Luke would be having a concert and how he had a concert that he didn’t know about... And why Eric tried to get tickets at the very last minute.

For the last half of the concert (now that I knew her brother Luke was in it), I was spazzing even more during the concert because it's so cool that Luke was playing in the orchestra <33

I gave him a high ten at the end when we met him outside of the venue (where he was carrying his two trombones and his music stand).

FIRST HALF password: V1D30
SECOND HALF password: G4M35

Normally, I would friend lock entries if I share a recording of an event that I've attended since they don't want their material being leaked. But VGL supports sharing and distributing in order to gain more advertising through it's people, so click on the LJ cut to download the symphony orchestra concert if you're interested~!
Current Mood: hyperhyper
Current Music: *listening to my Video Games Live recording*
azraqey: chemistryazraqey on May 1st, 2011 03:05 am (UTC)
I'm interested to see it~! I love orchestra..am taking, dear~~!
azraqey: ninoohokuazraqey on May 1st, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)
I mean...to listen it. (Just realized it was mp3 files. XDDD)
kurarekurari: ~~smile~~kurarekurari on May 1st, 2011 04:15 am (UTC)
That's nice(took the mp3s), I hope you had a great time! Sadly they don't do anything like this here...I'd definitely go to a concert :)
familytablesfamilytables on May 1st, 2011 05:04 am (UTC)
I"M SO JEALOUS! If their is one thing I ever wanted to go to it's this. *sigh* I hear the shows are hit and miss, but sounds like you got a good show.
paku_romipaku_romi on May 1st, 2011 02:11 pm (UTC)
Oh that's cool! Video games and orchestras reminds of the Final Fantasy series. XD
Jessica: grey daisysuu9 on May 1st, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
I didn't even know this was going on. TT^TT
Jessica: grey daisysuu9 on May 1st, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)
I didn't even know this was going on. TT^TT