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  • Mageme 26 Oct 2012 16:40:58 2,047 posts
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    I have two tickets (stalls, section H) for the Final Fantasy Distant Worlds concert next Friday in London. Not looking for profit, just to break even on face value; 50 quid each. Prefer to sell as a pair but will consider singles.

    Drop me a PM if anyone's interested.

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  • spamdangled 29 Oct 2012 14:09:44 27,485 posts
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    Looking forward to seeing this on Friday. I was very, very tempted to go for the VIP tickets (which included a meeting with Nobuo Uematsu afterwards), but ended up regaining my sanity and going for a pair of regular tickets.

    I heard somewhere that there is going to be some sort of special annuncement made, so I hope that's true.

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  • Zackv4861 29 Oct 2012 14:24:42 1,140 posts
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    Yeah i've got tickets in a box like last year. Did you get the latest email from them?
  • spamdangled 29 Oct 2012 15:35:02 27,485 posts
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    Which email was that? Haven't had one in ages.

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  • Zackv4861 29 Oct 2012 16:31:37 1,140 posts
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    Octobers email. They do a mounthly one if you subscribe on the website
  • Mageme 1 Nov 2012 18:52:52 2,047 posts
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    Hope you guys are ready for the concert tomorrow!

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  • Ror1984 1 Nov 2012 19:02:57 4,272 posts
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    Tomorrow is only a day away! I'm going with a group of five friends, and seeing as I ordered all the tickets, I should be in for a tidy little windfall tomorrow...
  • Zackv4861 1 Nov 2012 20:56:48 1,140 posts
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    Yep looking forward to it. Going for a few drinks in a pub before hand with someone we met at last years event then heading to the concert. Can't wait
  • Zidargh 1 Nov 2012 21:19:46 1,692 posts
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    ARGGHH I MISSED IT AGAIN!
  • spamdangled 2 Nov 2012 20:58:27 27,485 posts
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    Loving it so far! The chocobo medley was fantastic.

    They tried to get people to sing along to One Winged Angel, but it didn't really happen that way.

    Programs were 25! Still, apparently they go for a small fortune on ebay and among collectors, and this one should be pretty sought after as its one of only 5 25th anniversary concerts.

    Looking forward to a brand new, full rendering of the Opera from FFVI.

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  • Ror1984 2 Nov 2012 23:42:59 4,272 posts
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    It was a shame no one joined in on OWA. I can't judge, since I didn't either, but it could've been amazing.

    I absolutely loved it though - the highlight for me was 'Opera - Maria and Draco'. Incredibly powerful, epic stuff. Maaaaaarriiiiiaaaaaa!!!

    I did notice a guy outside with a professional camera, and another stage-right. Please, please, please let there be a DVD!
  • Mageme 2 Nov 2012 23:44:05 2,047 posts
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    lol. OWA meets English mentality! Sing along would probably work in the US.

    25 for the programme was milking the cow. For that money, I'd expect at least a mini book!

    Battle medley was good but overallit felt all too much like a cash-in to me this time round.

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  • spamdangled 3 Nov 2012 01:49:36 27,485 posts
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    I loved the battle medley at the end.

    I agree with Ror- highlight was definitely the opera, and the new piece by Uematsu in the middle was fantastic and fitted it perfectly. Im not sure I agree with it feeling like a cash in. There were plenty of fan favourites, but it was peppered with new arrangements, new compositions and orchestral premieres of older tracks.

    If I had to pick a couple of niggles, I'd say that it wasnt as loud as I was expecting and often the string section got lost underneath the brass. I would have thought it would be amplified.

    Wouldnt surprise me at all if there is another DVD, or at least a new CD (hopefully with improved sound mixing to bring the strings up a bit), given the new pieces and arrangements.

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  • Ror1984 3 Nov 2012 01:53:54 4,272 posts
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    Yes, it was all very British, wasn't it!

    I wanted a program, until I saw a guy buy one - it looked really thin, more like a pamphlet. Twenty-five quid seemed pretty outrageous.

    I liked the Battle Medley (got it on video, along with a few others. I'll post them on Youtube tomorrow and link them if anyone's interested), but it seemed really short - I picked out Battle at the Big Bridge, Fight with Seymour and Those who Fight. Was there anything else in there?

    I loved the show (even if there were some massive gaps - no Aeris' Theme, no Terra's Theme, no Main Themes of IV/VII, Liberi Fatali, Suteki Da Ne, etc), but then it was my first Distant Worlds, so it would've been pretty hard to disappoint me. The one piece I really wanted to hear (To Zanarkand) was played, too.

    EDIT - @darkmorgado Yeah, the strings did get completely buried a few times. I'm really hopeful for a DVD, seeing as this was the first of the 'Celebration' concerts.

    EDIT -Argh! Damned touchscreen keyboards!

    Edited by Ror1984 at 01:58:37 03-11-2012

    Edited by Ror1984 at 01:59:31 03-11-2012

    Edited by Ror1984 at 02:03:13 03-11-2012
  • spamdangled 3 Nov 2012 02:44:53 27,485 posts
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    I think the reason why a lot of classics got left out is because they went with the theme of having every game represented. Also, the cds and things are often extended, as the playlist does change between concerts.

    Normally only a handful of the games are represented at each concert, so it was nice - and fitting - to have them all present in some form. Was gutted there wasn't a second encore though, I was really expecting one when the orchestra remained seated and then the conductor came back on stage again.

    Also slightly disappointed that non-core games continue to be overlooked by DW. Would have been great to see Tactics, Vagrant Story, Tactics Advanced etc present in some form, even if only as a medley ensemble.

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  • Zackv4861 3 Nov 2012 07:45:53 1,140 posts
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    I thoroughly enjoyed it but have to say i preferred last years to to it's set list. I was one a the few who did sing along to OWA but was gutted no-one else joined in as it would've been epic especially for the DVD. Did anyone else see the little girl in Chocobo outfit?

    Edited by Zackv4861 at 07:46:42 03-11-2012
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    .

    Edited by Zackv4861 at 07:47:04 03-11-2012
  • Ror1984 3 Nov 2012 12:42:51 4,272 posts
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    To Zanarkand.
  • Ror1984 3 Nov 2012 16:25:32 4,272 posts
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    One Winged Angel

    Edited by Ror1984 at 16:27:50 03-11-2012
  • Ror1984 3 Nov 2012 20:01:23 4,272 posts
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    Battle Medley

    These are taking an age to upload!
  • Mageme 3 Nov 2012 22:11:24 2,047 posts
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    @Ror1984 Your efforts are appreciated I'm sure! Here are a few photos to join in the sharing fun

    http://db.tt/Eq5G8VTl
    http://db.tt/OBVrOB2D
    http://db.tt/6QRwujgo

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  • Ror1984 3 Nov 2012 22:51:08 4,272 posts
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    @Mageme Some excellent shots there, especially the second and third, thanks for sharing!

    Here's Prelude. I've got two more to upload (Main Theme of FFI and Theme of Love), but I'll do those tomorrow - these uploads are killing my bandwidth.

    Incidentally, if anyone watches them, make sure to switch up to 720p. I shot these in 1440x1080, but youtube seems to default them to 240p and they look like crap.
  • Ror1984 4 Nov 2012 01:09:49 4,272 posts
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    Ok, so I uploaded one more. Main Theme of Final Fantasy.

    Definitely done for today. I'll upload the last one, Theme of Love, tomorrow.
  • Folant 4 Nov 2012 02:00:49 1,614 posts
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    Looks like it was great.
    Lol at OWA and no-one singing along.

    Heartbroken I didn't get to go myself. Crushed.

    Thanks for the videos!

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  • spamdangled 4 Nov 2012 02:32:50 27,485 posts
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    Chocobo medley was awesome. Liile choco on the vid, popping up in time with the choir going "hey!" Got a huge amount of laughs.

    Needed more kupos though.

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  • spamdangled 4 Nov 2012 02:35:21 27,485 posts
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    Moogles are, unofficially, the mascot of FF. weird how they are continually overlooked.

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  • Ror1984 4 Nov 2012 16:58:13 4,272 posts
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    The Chocobo medley was very entertaining. Very different, too.

    Ok, last one: Theme of Love.
  • Ror1984 5 Nov 2012 12:19:06 4,272 posts
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    I've knocked together a short write-up if anyone's interested, with all my videos embedded.
  • HiddenAway 10 Nov 2012 17:52:32 15,000 posts
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    @Zackv4861 I joined in as well but only quietly :p.

    As for cosplay, there was brilliant looking Yuna a few rows from me. Never saw her again after she took her seat though.

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  • Ror1984 10 Nov 2012 18:29:57 4,272 posts
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    I saw the Chocobo kid Zack mentioned. Also saw a XIII-2 Lightning, which was very good, and there was a stunning Terra a couple of rows in front of me.

    /cosperv
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