||[Mar. 3rd, 2008|07:42 pm]
I met Nobuo Uematsu and exchanged a few words of conversation with him in Japanese. Then he signed my Distant Worlds CD and program book. It's... wow. Just wow.
The concert itself... I was in tears for the first two songs, "Liberi Fatali" and "In Zanarkand". God. It was amazing to hear the songs being played by a real orchestra, right in front of me. "Theme of Love", "Swing de Chocobo", and "Opera (Maria and Draco)" were real standouts. (They did the entire thing, all the way through to the end! It was awesome!) Unfortunately, the soprano murdered the namesake of the concert, "Distant Worlds" from FFXI. The spectacular opera singers in the Opera more than made up for it.
"Tina's Theme" from FFVI followed by "One Winged Angel" was a beautiful ending to the concert. Unfortunately, one of them, I think "Tina's Theme", didn't make it onto the CD.
Other than that, I've been enjoying my week off, aside from the normal frustrations which plague me on a vacation; I get at least one tension headache every bloody vacation I have. And the red-eye was rather hard on me. I finished Professor Layton and the Curious Village over the last couple of days, which was painfully, horribly addictive, and today I moved on to Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner. I reached the final dungeon only to find I was underlevelled. Now I have to grind for a few hours, which is, as we might say, less than pleasant. Oh well.
I might pop in SRWa2 just to clear up the frustration a bit. (Hah!)