The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra will be teaming up with a cutting-edge technological and special fx group to bring Video Games Live to Evansville, IN. The rock-concert like event will take place on November 11th at the Centre starting at 7:30. That's next Thursday, so start making plans now!
What is it?
Video Games Live can best be described as an orchestrated rock concert bent on amazing visuals and some crowd interactive elements. As the name suggests, the music played will be from popular video games, and be synchronized to video and special effects.
Small sample of music that will be played:
Mario™, Zelda®, Halo®, Final Fantasy®, Warcraft®, Sonic™, Metal Gear Solid®, Kingdom Hearts, Chrono Trigger™, Chrono Cross™, Myst®, Tron, Castlevania®, Medal of Honor™, God of War™, BioShock™, Civilization IV, Tomb Raider®
How much money?
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased in three different flavors. There is the basic budget seating for $28 and better seating priced up to $48. In addition, there are a limited number of VIP tickets available for $75.
I haven't had an opportunity to get down and take any pictures of the Evansville Arena yet, but someone has uploaded 8 images of the construction from January. It's amazing how fast these people really work and the undertaking that must be done to build such a structure. Whether you disagree with the development or not, it's truly a sight to behold.
Below are photos of construction of the Evansville Arena from January. These photos were uploaded to the Picasa web album by a user named evansvillearena. There are some other great photos of the blue prints for the new downtown Arena, along with before images of what the location looked like before the bulldozers moved in.
Well, we were promised a white Christmas, but we who travel dodged that bullet. However, it looks like tonight will be the first snow of the year. Evansville has been under a Winter advisory all day, which will last until 6:00 pm tomorrow, when we will finish up our 3"-5" of snow. I hope they are right, if it's gonna be cold, at least add some snow so it looks pretty too.
For those looking to make snowmen, I wouldn't get your hopes up, but snow angels should be possible. According to our local meteorologists it will amount to white dust, which will most likely be blowing in my eyes tomorrow on my way to work.
At any rate, Happy New Year to Evansville, Indiana! I look forward to developing some reviews, commentary, and meeting those of you in the community. Let me know if you are working on something you'd like a little more exposure on, especially if it's a good cause.