|This side of ALL the hype.
||[Jul. 12th, 2015|11:20 pm]
So, while I don't have the twitters, I did just get home from Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions - directed by a lady from TPCI (who was quite animated, and somewhat playful, she was great) and performed by our local symphony orchestra.|
First off, the crowd was a fascinating mix of people dressed for symphony concert, people dressed for a Pokemon event, and both; the old lady directly in front of me was particularly interesting, as she was wearing just a regular dress, but it was printed with Pikachu and the Kanto starters.
Almost "bro-fisted" the fellow to my left after we both marked out for Bulbasaur during the starter selection part of the Pallet theme (which, yes, we were encouraged to do.) And apparently, there were enough N cosplayers to be notable. Lots of dolls too - and not just the Pikachu that had been sitting on stage that the director launched just to the right of my general location. I almost had half a mind to bring my Meowth doll, but that thing's freaking huge.
The music "tho." Sweet mother of Nistus, the music was amazing. The set spanned the six generations of main series, with just one obligatory deviation; but it included:
-Kanto: Pallet, Team Rocket, and a battle medley.
-Johto: Ecruteak City, the towers, and "..." - take a wild guess what that entails.
-Hoenn: The various legendary themes and the ending.
-Sinnoh: The intro, a route theme medley, and the Lake Trio.
-Unova: Purely focused on themes related to N, including the game intro and N's castle.
-Kalos: The history theme, a couple early themes, Sycamore's theme (which had EVERYONE hype,) the gym leader theme, and Kiseki as the absolute last song - dedicated, of course, to Satoru Iwata. It's an important song. And inspiring, the way CERTAIN POPULAR FINAL FANTASY SONGS couldn't hope to be. Hopes and dreams, my friends.
-The deviation: Original theme song, with the audience being actively encouraged to supply the vocal section. We did rather well on the first verse and refrain; but the better part of the audience pro'ly didn't know there was a second verse. And no, no prompts, just a number of significant battles from the cartoon. And yes, I did sing. Audibly. And relatively well, as some of the nearby folk remarked. :D
Now wondering if my roomie will try to talk me into going to Distant Worlds or SotG Master Quest. But I digress. This concert was something I needed, and I'm totally glad I jumped at the chance.