There are other concerts of video game music. I’ve seen them all and they were pretty cool. However, I feel there is so much more owed to fans that no one has attempted to give them yet. These concerts simply don’t do justice to the amazing music of this genre. My friends and I can do better, and we plan to put on the most AWESOMEST concert of anime and video game music ever!
What we have in store is an immersive musical experience. The audience is invited on an epic quest in which music from anime and video games helps tell the unique story of our hero, Hideo. And we're not just hiring a local orchestra and handing them the sheet music. Instead, we've found the most talented musicians the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer, and will present music from across several genres instead of just one; the music will be performed by over 30 passionate musicians from Novato to Santa Cruz and everywhere in between with actors, costumes, brilliant lighting, and of course an absolutely captivating and all-original story! The show will feature live performances of music from Cowboy Bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist, Noir, Final Fantasy, Mega Man, ICO, Legend of Dragoon, and a few more. What could be more awesome than watching the action unfold in front of you as Mega Man music rocks the crowd?! There will be something for everyone: action, adventure, romance, jazz, rock, orchestral, even a little opera. As I said - most AWESOMEST concert ever!
Of all the expenses required to successfully put on a show of this magnitude, our single largest expense is using the 2,089-seat world-class concert venue Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. The venue requires payment in full of the expected cost prior to the show – well before the majority of ticket sales come in – to the tune of $30,000.
The director has sold her car to the bank to cover project expenses, so we're hoping to buy it back with a little bit of help from awesome folks like YOU! Posters, tickets, and other really cool stuff is up for grabs. Want to back us but can’t make the show? Let us know! We’ll send you a DVD of the performance by March 2011 (6 months after the show) along with the show program as a substitute for tickets (email us for more info on ticket substitutes).
Even if we don't make our Kickstarter goal, the show will still go on - and everyone will get a chance to claim their chosen rewards through our website (via PayPal).
Bottom line, Hideo is a can't-miss experience. This August, at Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus, a hero will fall... and another will rise. Come find out what happens to the man who loses everything.
H I D E O
A Theatrical Concert of Music from Japanese Animation and Video Games
August 21, 2010 @ 8PM | Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
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Note: Our project graphic isn't a very accurate preview of what the posters look like. All three standard-edition posters are available to download as hi-res desktop wallpapers and will provide a much better representation than the image above.