Several weeks ago my son asked if he could go hear the Louisville Orchestra play on July 18th. You can imagine my shock and surprise. My first thought was that perhaps a little culture might be seeping into his brain as he meanders through the summer. My second thought was that perhaps a girl might be involved. I was wrong on both counts. This is what caught his attention.
The description says : Video Games Live is an immersive concert event featuring music from the biggest video games of all-time. The Louisville Orchestra performs along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. Come hear the music from - Metal Gear Solid, God of War, Kingdom Hearts, Castlevania, Medal of Honor, Sonic, Tron, Tomb Raider, Advent Rising, Headhunter, Beyond Good & Evil, Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, EverQuest II and a special retro Classic Arcade Medley featuring over 20+ games from Pong to Donkey
Kong including such classics as Dragon's Lair, Tetris, Frogger, Gauntlet, Space Invaders & Outrun!
I'm thinking it's still an Orchestra event with real instruments and perhaps he'll be inspired to be a concert pianist someday. (If he starts learning to play now, he should be at concert level in ten or twenty years...)
And, in case you are like me, here's a little video clip of what apparently goes on at VGL. (And I haven't even mentioned the costumes and other stuff. Sounds kind of like a star trek convention to me.)
I'm sure it's culture somewhere.