Huge Success in Winnipeg!

WINNIPEG WRAP-UP

Audiences and Reviewers Rave for First Ever Video Game Concert in Manitoba

"Video Games Live will easily go down as one of the most memorable nights for anyone who attended."
-Access Winnipeg review

"In all honesty, it was one of the best experiences of my life."

"It was SOOOOOOOO COOL!! Magnificent! Phenomenal! Amazing! Every possible positive superlative, all in CAPITAL letters and plenty of exclamation marks!!! It was THAT good!"




The Video Games Live crew would like to thank the incredible audience that attended the show on June 5th at the Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  It was a great honor to be performing the first video game concert in Manitoba with the Winnipeg Symphony.  The crowd was amazing and we can't wait to return!


Reviews, Interviews & Blogs

http://www.accesswinnipeg.com/2008/06/video-games-live-a-blast/

http://freezecracker.com/forum/index.php?topic=5626

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/subscriber/columnists/r_williams/story/4182271p-4772002c.html


http://tamayouchi.livejournal.com/28404.html

http://linake.wordpress.com/2008/06/07/on-the-road-again/




Pictures

http://www.videogameslive.com/gallery/album74



Video
(Castlevania FX):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lI_f7XvXcA



Comments

"Video Games Live will easily go down as one of the most memorable nights for anyone who attended.  Tommy, Jack, you guys did it.  You’ve surpassed the hype us Winnipeg game fans have been hearing for all these years.  With the bar raised, we’re looking forward to 2009 and more of Tommy’s sick guitar skills."
-Access Winnipeg review

"Video Games Live (VGL). OH. MY. GOD. It was SOOOOOOOO COOL!! Magnificent! Phenomenal! Amazing! Every possible positive superlative, all in CAPITAL letters and plenty of exclamation marks!!! It was THAT good! No CD rendition can compare!!"

"In all honesty, it was one of the best experiences of my life."

"I loved the show! I knew I'd enjoy it but I didn't know I'd enjoy it this much.  I cannot thank you enough for one of the best experiences I've ever had!  My hands were raw from clapping, my voice was hoarse from cheering but I couldn't have cared less – I had a great time!"

"I truly, truly loved it.  Wow!  This music is phenomenal! OMG. So much fun!  I absolutely loved the high energy."

"I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was before and during the concert.  It was extraordinary to attend.  One ticket holder said he was ready to cry due to its beauty."

"It is now June 9th, four days after seeing Video Games Live in my hometown of Winnipeg and I am still reeling.  I wanted to profusely thank you for not only creating such an incredible event but bringing it to "The Peg"!  To have Video Games Live come here was just phenomenal!"

"Video Games Live is not only something that is amazing to attend, it was a necessity for the industry.  Video Games Live was a brilliant idea and I am so glad not only for myself but for everyone who has a chance to experience it.  I saw so many parents leaving the show, who beforehand didn't think the show would be any good, absolutely raving about it!"

"I cannot thank you enough for Video Games Live, for bringing it here and giving me one of the best birthday presents I've ever had!  Keep up the amazing work and I hope to see you and Jack both back in the Peg next year!"

"I want to thank Video Games Live for coming to Winnipeg.  We all had an incredible time and it will certainly be one of my most memorable days in the time to come."

"It was truly awesome to behold."

"Last nights show was amazing!!  Brought back a lot of memories.  The choir gave me goosebumps."

"Keep blowing peoples minds, it was just amazing!!!"

"Please come back!!! I will be there every time!"

"The show was absolutely incredible.  Better than I’d expected, even.  If they come back again, I’ll definitely be there again.  Even my wife loved it!"

"The show was fantastic...and all of you were fantastic as well!"

"It was a fantastic show, and apparently they have 50 songs and only play about 20 per show so I would love to go again to see what’s new.  It was all a bit overwhelming, to be honest. . . the music really gets to you, especially when there is a live choir singing, and it can get emotional."

"I have to say this was the most enjoyable concert I have ever been to.  Absolutely astonished and loved it."

"That was the best show ever.  I still can't get over that Sonic medley they played.  I'm really looking forward to next year's song selection."

"This was the most enjoyable show I've ever been to I hope they come back next year!  I yelled so much I lost my voice, and the music they played was a very good selection."

"Amazing show I loved it!  Keep up the amazing work guys!!!"

"What a night!"

"I loved the concert. The show understood the audience and it was great fun."

"One of the best shows I've seen in a long time and I'll definitely go again."

"I have to give this show a perfect 5/5 because really, it knocked me out of the park."

"The overall feel of the show was just so much fun! They obviously knew their market, and have done the show a few times because really it was just a good time.  The atmosphere in the pre-show festivities, in the concert hall, overall it was just a lot of fun to be there."

"I cannot WAIT for this show to come back simply to see what they do with it. This is a lot of fun as a music lover and a game freak so really, this was a total treat.  I can admit to getting choked up a few times from excitement.  Thank you very much VGL, come back soon."

"I loved this concert! I really really hope they come back! I had a great time.  I was excited when I got to meet Tommy Tallarico."

"I had an awesome time! I can't wait till next year!  5/5"

"I loved your show in Winnipeg!  I went with my daughters, ages 11 and 14, and they really enjoyed it!  Tommy's a great host and I was blown away when he came on stage with a guitar!  Jack, the orchestra and the choir were sensational.  I loved the lighting and the little skits--hilarious!  Thanks for giving us such an enjoyable evening, and I hope you will make it back here again next year."