Yes, there is such a phenomenon known as Video Games Live (VGL), and no, you don’t have to be a child to be entertained. In fact, I daresay adults will chuckle and grin more often than young ones will. The idea for VGL was conceived back in 2005, as a show based on a live orchestra playing video game themes with strobe lights and other interactive features added in. This particular segment marked VGL’s return tour stop in Seattle, and it paid tribute to games as old as Super Mario Brothers and Frogger, to those as recent as Assassin’s Creed and Halo. There was even an audience costume contest, and other costumed characters who came out and performed, including the lovely Laura Intrevia doing her YouTube hit, “Flute Link: Zelda Medley.” Guest appearances were also made by head conductor and video game composer Wataru Hokoyama, and Halo composers Marty O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori. The event was hosted by VGL founder Tommy Tallarico, whose enthusiasm drove the show.
This is a must-see for gamers and non-gamers alike.