On Saturday, August 5th, 2006, Stephanie and I went to the Rosemont Theatre to see Video Games Live! The show was a lot of fun. For those of you who don't know,Video Games Live is an orchestra concert playing nothing but music from video games. The concert started around 8 o'clock, but we arrived around 6:30 pm to catch the pre-show entertainment (Space Invaders competition, Guitar Hero 2 competition, Costume Contest, and more). Originally, we were sitting in row HH, the very last row on the main floor, but our tickets got upgraded to row C! The third row behind the orchestra pit! Our seats for the night were great, we were very close to stage and could see and hear everything perfectly. My favorite part of the show would have to be the Final Fantasy piano sequence, and Steph enjoyed the Mario Brothers sequence. After the show (not before, like I thought) was a meet and greet with some people in the video game industry (mostly composers). I got autographs from the co-creators of Video Games Live, along with people responsible for the music in Dance Dance Revolution, Halo, God of War, Smash TV, and more. But, the best part about the meet and greet was meeting four of the men responsible for Mortal Kombat, including Ed Boon (lead programmer)! I had a lot of fun, and would definitely go back next year.
Updated: August 9th, 2006
During the concert, I took some pictures using Stephanie's RAZR phone. I have the images up in a photo album in the pictures directory. Take a look Video Games Live! Photo Album