For this concert they had focused on four game series - Final Fantasy, Castlevania, Zelda and Chrono Trigger. Excellent choices if you ask me. They played a couple of songs from each game, and a couple of songs from other games as well. Unfortunately I wasn't allowed to film, and eventhough I don't think they would've noticed if I had sneak-filmed, I am a law abiding citizen *ahem*. I did take a couple of pictures though, and this also gives me a good excuse to link to some of my favorite video game music tunes (whether they were part of the concert or not). The average age of people there was probably ~25 or so.
|The concert was held in the assembly room of Uppsala University.|
|It was basically packed with people. Good! Hopefully this will encourage more concerts of this type.|
And now, for some of my favorite video game tunes!
I've always been a huge fan of the various Battle Themes of the Final Fantasy series, and during this concert they played a medley of Battle Themes from Final Fantasy 8, 3 (I think), 7 and 10. It's really fascinating how they manage to make so many versions from the same theme, and they're all great. Below battle theme 1-8.
The same goes with the Chrono Trigger Boss Theme, which they unfortunately didn't play during the concert. I love how they totally freak out on the (fake) music organ in this song.
Speaking of Megaman (or was I?), pretty much any song from that game is awesome. This is current my cell phone tune - Megaman 3 Spark Man.
You can't really mention great video game tunes without mentioning at least one Zelda tune. Here are two great ones, Dark World Theme from Link to the Past (which is Loves cell phone tune, yes we are the nerdy couple) and Song of Storms from Ocarina of Time.
Love was a little sad that they didn't have more than one PC-game tune (Still Alive from Portal) in this concert. He's alot more of a pc-gamer than he ever was a console gamer. Heres one of my favorite PC-Game Tunes, from a game I've never ever played. Viking Battle from Medieval Total War (think I might've linked this before).
Speaking of Love, here are some of his favorites. Starcraft 1 - Terran Music. Deus Ex - Title Theme. Half Life - Valve Theme.
I could seriously go on and link another 150 tunes that I just love, so don't think I haven't linked your favorite song just because I don't like it. I have to stop myself somewhere. Needless to say I am a big fan of video game music overall, and I am glad that they have realized that this is a valid genre of its own, enough to arrange big concerts for it like this. If you've got a favorite video game tune, link it! I'd love to hear what other people out there like.