OK, bit of a lazy post this week but one worth shouting out about.
I’m not sure how many readers are familiar with the Distant Worlds concerts. I’m sure most of you are, but just for the few who are not, Distant Worlds is a concert held around the world where one gets to experience the music from various final fantasy games as played by a world renowned orchestra while scenes from the games are shown on a large screen above. So far, there have been concerts in the US, Canada, Singapore and other locations but Europe has been left out in the cold. Until NOW!!
Final Fantasy Distant Worlds is coming to London next year!! It’s still a long time away (the concert isn’t until November) but tickets are already on sale and running out fast so if you’re in the UK around the time and want to be there, better hurry up! The concert will be at the Royal Albert Hall and there’s an added extra to the proceedings as well. It seems that the composer himself, Nobuo Uematsu will be present in all the currently scheduled concerts for 2011. And yes, that also includes London! Furthermore, if you splurge on the price of a ticket there will be a meet and greet with the man himself and the conductor, Arnie Roth after the concert is done. Of course, that also means autographs and photosessions with them both. You also get some pretty swanky seats right in the middle of the Hall facing the Stage! Pretty cool, huh? In your face, Toronto!!
Of course, such a cool privilege doesn’t come cheap as VIP tickets to the meet and greet costs £125 from the regular tickets which cost £45 tops!
And now, I will answer the 2 biggest questions which are probably running in your heads right now. 1) Yes, I’m going! and 2) Yes, I splurged! It’s still a long way away before the concert and I doubt that I’ll be able to take my main camera there as it’s pretty damn big but I’ll try. And at least I’ll have plenty of time to work out what I would like to ask Uematsu-san to sign and figure out what to wear. One does not walk into the Royal Albert Hall in jeans and geeky t-shirt and certainly not in Cosplay (but I’ll bet money that some people will do that).
And on a completely unrelated note, if you are taking part in the Valkyria Chronicles birthday wish project, please be sure to send your messages to the organiser soon as the deadline is fast approaching! All that’s left is to wish readers a happy festive holiday! One more post before 2011. Wonder what I can come up with?