Your legs aren't wobbly, the air is not thinning, you can breathe and you're not having a drug-induced trance where your vision is all blurry. No, friends! You're having what we like to call a Flashback!
This week, I'm flashing back to last year when I was still recovering from eating way too much at Thanksgiving, high off the purchase of a Wii U, and getting into that lovely spirit of the Holidays. Those were good days, made even more so by November 28th's The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Concert at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in NYC.
As before, this post has been edited from the original which was posted some where previously on a personal blog of mine (that's not here). It was written and posted on January 08, 2013. (Wow! I was slacking!) Onwards...!
It's Dangerous to Go Without an Ocarina...
...so buy one at the kiosk, if you can get one!
I should have known this night was not going to go as smoothly as I had hoped. Having never been to the Theater at Madison Square Garden before, I had no idea where it was or what sort of evil was going on when I got to the main entrance at MSG.
Well, I was certainly at the right place...there are a bunch of Link cosplayers standing over there. Ooo, a Midna. A Skull kid?! OMG, he's the most amazing Skull Kid from the most amazing Zelda game (or game) evaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!
But why...are there...tiny, little pre-teen girls flocking this area? ...with their parents. and their sometimes 8 year old selves...6 year old girls? Who the hell is playing MSG tonight? Justin Bie...oh god! Bielibers! My eyes!
That was Strike 1.
Strike 2 came when I could not secure purchase of an ocarina at the chaotic crowded kiosks (0f which there were 2 from what I could see). It happens. Supplies run out. But slap me in the face why don't you, being that I was finally up to the front and the very last ocarina was sold to a woman ahead of me who did not even want one? I looked at that dude working the counter and calmly said, "no more ocarinas, huh?", "Ummm...no. Sorry...that's all you wanted?", "...Yes."
I walked off without a sword, shield or an ocarina. I was playing a dangerous game!
And a partial Strike 3 (or Strike 2.5)?
Much like our trip to Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds, the crowd seemed lively and genuinely excited. However, unlike our trip to Distant Worlds, this Symphony was vastly different and in my opinion, not in a necessarily positive way either.