Friday, 28 June 2013

File under GEEK: Symphony of the Goddess

Last month the date of the Symphony of the Goddess finally came around. For those of you who aren't obsessed with The Legend of Zelda games, this is a symphony (in this case performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Choir) of music from the games of that series. How can you make a classical symphony out of game music? Well, since the early 90's the Zelda music has been fantastic, resembling symphonies within the actual games later on.

The music was fantastic, and even without the games playing on the screen behind the orchestra, were so evocative of the games that I was absolutely captivated. Nowadays I get a bit anxious in large crowds and, despite a capacity of 3,600-odd, I didn't feel in the slightest bit stressed; the other concert goers were just lovely. I saw the biggest and best range of Zelda t-shirts I've ever seen in one place, and everyone was sniggering and emitting knowing laughter at the same bits of game footage. If you like the Zelda games, and it tours again, you will absolutely love it, I guarantee!

There were even people cos-playing (probably not something the Royal Philharmonic sees at their usual concerts!) but I was too shy to ask to take any pictures! There's something special about going to an event where you feel like you fit in, and like everyone is there with the same intention. I was in geek heaven!

What geeky events have you been to recently?

Jen x


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