Wednesday, April 2, 2008

More on Video Games Live (Jeff, Clint & Me at Abravenal Hall)

I have been thinking about the concert I went to last weekend, and since this is kind of like my journal, there are some things I wanted to remember about the concert. I loved the Kingdom Hearts tribute, because, of course, they showed Disney clips along with the music. I also really loved when they pulled 2 kids out of the audience to play Frogger on a giant screen and when the frog got squished, the entire audience went"Aaoooooohhhhh!!!" It was funny. I didn't like the Medal of Honor section at first. I guess Steven Spielberg helped to develop that game. I don't let Clint play WWII games because you shoot real people, and I just feel like there is something not right about it. It is disrespectful somehow....so they played the score from Medal of Honor and showed real WWII footage that was hard for me to watch. The end was triumphant, but I was feeling like...how are we suppose to get this back on track...the audience is suppose to go through this emotional journey of WWII, and we were all expecting video game fun. I was really worried, but as soon as the Medal of Honor arrangement was over, the lights went down, and the orchestra and choir just started in on the score from the game "Civilization". I have never heard of this game before, but the score is beautiful, and on the screen were pictures of buildings...first primitive, and then more advanced, and they were being built. The building and rebuilding of civilization. It was beautiful, and powerful, and a perfect and respectful transition from Medal of Honor, giving the people of that era the respect that they deserved, and then leading in to how there is always hope for the future. Always a way to rebuild after things have been torn down. The producers of Video Games live are brilliant. I really have a new respect for Video Games. I loved the Civilization score so much that I added it to my playlist...you should be listening to it right now...

1 comment:

Miranda Eccles said...

Hey...nice picture! Sounds like a great show. I almost felt like I was there by your descriptions of it.