My Trip to Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy Seattle

I was going to have a really long blog post about my trip to Seattle to see this, but I decided pictures are better. These pictures were taken with my camera on my phone, so they aren't that great.

When I first arrived in Washington, I took a picture of this:



After that, we stayed in a hotel (Red Lion, in Bellevue, horrible hotel) the night before the show. The next day, we went to Denny's for breakfast, and outside I noticed something across the freeway:


You may not be able to tell, but that building says "Microsoft". I just thought it would be interesting to see. Anyway, after that we decided to go to the Seattle Aquarium for a bit. Got to see some fish and Otters. I had some pictures of them, but I decided the quality wasn't good enough, instead, there's this:






After that, we went to the Space Needle (Of course!). We watched an IMAX show on Louis & Clark. Anyway, here's the Space Needle:


After all that, we went to Distant Worlds. I'm sorry, but I only took two pictures while I was there since I was too busy enjoying the music. The second picture has Nobuo Uematsu in it, but because of how quickly I took the picture he is really bright (I didn't lower the exposure on the camera). Here they are, though, for what they're worth:




I have to say, I had a great time, and the music was definitely awesome (as well as the accompanying videos that went with it). I may have more pictures and a video of the show later on, but that will be in a few days when I get around to checking. I highly recommend going, and for those of you who are thinking about it: DO IT! You will not regret it.

Now, some miscellanious pictures from the drive home.



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Posted by PureRok

I was going to have a really long blog post about my trip to Seattle to see this, but I decided pictures are better. These pictures were taken with my camera on my phone, so they aren't that great.

When I first arrived in Washington, I took a picture of this:



After that, we stayed in a hotel (Red Lion, in Bellevue, horrible hotel) the night before the show. The next day, we went to Denny's for breakfast, and outside I noticed something across the freeway:


You may not be able to tell, but that building says "Microsoft". I just thought it would be interesting to see. Anyway, after that we decided to go to the Seattle Aquarium for a bit. Got to see some fish and Otters. I had some pictures of them, but I decided the quality wasn't good enough, instead, there's this:






After that, we went to the Space Needle (Of course!). We watched an IMAX show on Louis & Clark. Anyway, here's the Space Needle:


After all that, we went to Distant Worlds. I'm sorry, but I only took two pictures while I was there since I was too busy enjoying the music. The second picture has Nobuo Uematsu in it, but because of how quickly I took the picture he is really bright (I didn't lower the exposure on the camera). Here they are, though, for what they're worth:




I have to say, I had a great time, and the music was definitely awesome (as well as the accompanying videos that went with it). I may have more pictures and a video of the show later on, but that will be in a few days when I get around to checking. I highly recommend going, and for those of you who are thinking about it: DO IT! You will not regret it.

Now, some miscellanious pictures from the drive home.



Posted by vidiot
@PureRok said:
You may not be able to tell, but that building says "Microsoft". I just thought it would be interesting to see.

Bellevue is very close to Redmond. You want to see "Microsoft" signs that dwarf that by ten fold, your only a few streets away.

I'm happy you enjoyed our awesome state. A friend of mine went to this event and bragged on FaceBook (I was working), and I am very envious that I could not.


Posted by PowerSerj

Ah, how I envy you >_>

I just glanced at the program from their website. I would kill to see something like this. Here's to hoping that they make a stop nearby (i.e. within a 5 hour drive of) my humble abode.

Also, what was your favorite piece that was played?

Edited by PureRok
@vidiot said:
" @PureRok said:
You may not be able to tell, but that building says "Microsoft". I just thought it would be interesting to see.

Bellevue is very close to Redmond. You want to see "Microsoft" signs that dwarf that by ten fold, your only a few streets away. I'm happy you enjoyed our awesome state. A friend of mine went to this event and bragged on FaceBook (I was working), and I am very envious that I could not. "
Yea, I went to Digipen for two weeks a few years ago. We got to go inside of Nintendo and we were across the street from Microsoft. Good times.

@PowerSerj said:
" Also, what was your favorite piece that was played? "
I'd have to say my favorite song was "Opera 'Maria and Draco'". They played "One-Winged Angel" at the end, with Nobuo Uematsu singing in the choir.
Posted by AgentJ

Lol, your hotel was only a minute or two from my college. I have no doubt that it sucked, because thats probably the cheapest hotel in the city. Damn Bellevue is expensive...

@PureRok said:
" @vidiot said:
" @PureRok said:
You may not be able to tell, but that building says "Microsoft". I just thought it would be interesting to see.

Bellevue is very close to Redmond. You want to see "Microsoft" signs that dwarf that by ten fold, your only a few streets away. I'm happy you enjoyed our awesome state. A friend of mine went to this event and bragged on FaceBook (I was working), and I am very envious that I could not. "
Yea, I went to Digipen for two weeks a few years ago. We got to go inside of Nintendo and we were across the street from Microsoft. Good times.
Yep, Digipen right across the street from Nintendo. I had to park behind the Digipen building when i tested for Nintendo. 
So you didnt go to any sporting events or anything? What a shame
Posted by vidiot
@AgentJ said:
" Lol, your hotel was only a minute or two from my college. I have no doubt that it sucked, because thats probably the cheapest hotel in the city. Damn Bellevue is expensive...
@PureRok said:
" @vidiot said:
" @PureRok said:
You may not be able to tell, but that building says "Microsoft". I just thought it would be interesting to see.

Bellevue is very close to Redmond. You want to see "Microsoft" signs that dwarf that by ten fold, your only a few streets away. I'm happy you enjoyed our awesome state. A friend of mine went to this event and bragged on FaceBook (I was working), and I am very envious that I could not. "
Yea, I went to Digipen for two weeks a few years ago. We got to go inside of Nintendo and we were across the street from Microsoft. Good times.
Yep, Digipen right across the street from Nintendo. I had to park behind the Digipen building when i tested for Nintendo. 
So you didnt go to any sporting events or anything? What a shame
"
AgentJ you live in Washington?
/checks Bio

What are you doing in my state? Why haven't we gone out and torched a random apartment/condo complex? Why AgentJ? Why?!!!!
*shakes fist*
Edited by AgentJ
@vidiot said:
" @AgentJ said:
" Lol, your hotel was only a minute or two from my college. I have no doubt that it sucked, because thats probably the cheapest hotel in the city. Damn Bellevue is expensive...
@PureRok said:
" @vidiot said:
" @PureRok said:
You may not be able to tell, but that building says "Microsoft". I just thought it would be interesting to see.

Bellevue is very close to Redmond. You want to see "Microsoft" signs that dwarf that by ten fold, your only a few streets away. I'm happy you enjoyed our awesome state. A friend of mine went to this event and bragged on FaceBook (I was working), and I am very envious that I could not. "
Yea, I went to Digipen for two weeks a few years ago. We got to go inside of Nintendo and we were across the street from Microsoft. Good times.
Yep, Digipen right across the street from Nintendo. I had to park behind the Digipen building when i tested for Nintendo. 
So you didnt go to any sporting events or anything? What a shame
"
AgentJ you live in Washington?
/checks Bio

What are you doing in my state? Why haven't we gone out and torched a random apartment/condo complex? Why AgentJ? Why?!!!!*shakes fist* "
Torching apartment complexes? I dont roll with the crowd. I make my own path. That's why I live in Washington. Represent!
But really, this state is big enough for the two of us. I'll cut you a deal and give you everything east of the cascades : )
Edit: *Checks Vidiots Achivements* HOLY SHIT YOU %100 Fallout 3! *bows*
Edited by vidiot
@AgentJ said:
" @vidiot said:
" @AgentJ said:
" Lol, your hotel was only a minute or two from my college. I have no doubt that it sucked, because thats probably the cheapest hotel in the city. Damn Bellevue is expensive...
@PureRok said:
" @vidiot said:
" @PureRok said:
You may not be able to tell, but that building says "Microsoft". I just thought it would be interesting to see.

Bellevue is very close to Redmond. You want to see "Microsoft" signs that dwarf that by ten fold, your only a few streets away. I'm happy you enjoyed our awesome state. A friend of mine went to this event and bragged on FaceBook (I was working), and I am very envious that I could not. "
Yea, I went to Digipen for two weeks a few years ago. We got to go inside of Nintendo and we were across the street from Microsoft. Good times.
Yep, Digipen right across the street from Nintendo. I had to park behind the Digipen building when i tested for Nintendo. 
So you didnt go to any sporting events or anything? What a shame
"
AgentJ you live in Washington?
/checks Bio

What are you doing in my state? Why haven't we gone out and torched a random apartment/condo complex? Why AgentJ? Why?!!!!*shakes fist* "
Torching apartment complexes? I dont roll with the crowd. I make my own path. That's why I live in Washington. Represent!
But really, this state is big enough for the two of us. I'll cut you a deal and give you everything east of the cascades : )
"
Nay, I am a power hungry titan!
We shall do battle in the skies, blood will flow from the corners of the earth, and the sound of war shall reverberate throughout the heavens!

Before we commence in Ragnarok, I need to pick up a cinnamon dolce latte at StarBucks. Give me a second.
Edit: I have 19 #S Rank games. Yes. Bow peon. :P
Posted by AgentJ
@vidiot said:
" @AgentJ said:
" @vidiot said:
" @AgentJ said:
" Lol, your hotel was only a minute or two from my college. I have no doubt that it sucked, because thats probably the cheapest hotel in the city. Damn Bellevue is expensive...
@PureRok said:
" @vidiot said:
" @PureRok said:
You may not be able to tell, but that building says "Microsoft". I just thought it would be interesting to see.

Bellevue is very close to Redmond. You want to see "Microsoft" signs that dwarf that by ten fold, your only a few streets away. I'm happy you enjoyed our awesome state. A friend of mine went to this event and bragged on FaceBook (I was working), and I am very envious that I could not. "
Yea, I went to Digipen for two weeks a few years ago. We got to go inside of Nintendo and we were across the street from Microsoft. Good times.
Yep, Digipen right across the street from Nintendo. I had to park behind the Digipen building when i tested for Nintendo. 
So you didnt go to any sporting events or anything? What a shame
"
AgentJ you live in Washington?
/checks Bio

What are you doing in my state? Why haven't we gone out and torched a random apartment/condo complex? Why AgentJ? Why?!!!!*shakes fist* "
Torching apartment complexes? I dont roll with the crowd. I make my own path. That's why I live in Washington. Represent!
But really, this state is big enough for the two of us. I'll cut you a deal and give you everything east of the cascades : )
"
Nay, I am a power hungry titan! We shall do battle in the skies, blood will flow from the corners of the earth, and the sound of war shall reverberate throughout the heavens!Before we commence in Ragnarok, I need to pick up a cinnamon dolce latte at StarBucks. Give me a second. "
Okay, but I hope you realize I've got Nintendo, Microsoft AND Boeing on my side, as well as the seattle police force (i've got connections). You'll wish you had taken the deal.
And enough with the state cliches. We don't all drink coffee every day *sips*, and I personally boycott Starbucks thanks to Howard Schultz selling the Sonics. 
Edited by vidiot
@AgentJ said:
" @vidiot said:
" @AgentJ said:
" @vidiot said:
" @AgentJ said:
" Lol, your hotel was only a minute or two from my college. I have no doubt that it sucked, because thats probably the cheapest hotel in the city. Damn Bellevue is expensive...
@PureRok said:
" @vidiot said:
" @PureRok said:
You may not be able to tell, but that building says "Microsoft". I just thought it would be interesting to see.

Bellevue is very close to Redmond. You want to see "Microsoft" signs that dwarf that by ten fold, your only a few streets away. I'm happy you enjoyed our awesome state. A friend of mine went to this event and bragged on FaceBook (I was working), and I am very envious that I could not. "
Yea, I went to Digipen for two weeks a few years ago. We got to go inside of Nintendo and we were across the street from Microsoft. Good times.
Yep, Digipen right across the street from Nintendo. I had to park behind the Digipen building when i tested for Nintendo. 
So you didnt go to any sporting events or anything? What a shame
"
AgentJ you live in Washington?
/checks Bio

What are you doing in my state? Why haven't we gone out and torched a random apartment/condo complex? Why AgentJ? Why?!!!!*shakes fist* "
Torching apartment complexes? I dont roll with the crowd. I make my own path. That's why I live in Washington. Represent!
But really, this state is big enough for the two of us. I'll cut you a deal and give you everything east of the cascades : )
"
Nay, I am a power hungry titan! We shall do battle in the skies, blood will flow from the corners of the earth, and the sound of war shall reverberate throughout the heavens!Before we commence in Ragnarok, I need to pick up a cinnamon dolce latte at StarBucks. Give me a second. "
Okay, but I hope you realize I've got Nintendo, Microsoft AND Boeing on my side, as well as the seattle police force (i've got connections). You'll wish you had taken the deal.
And enough with the state cliches. We don't all drink coffee every day *sips*, and I personally boycott Starbucks thanks to Howard Schultz selling the Sonics. 
"
Oh yeah! Well I have the Tri-Cities... That's like... three cities in one...
...No...I'm going to fight to not have eastern Washington.

I hate stereotypes regarding our state. I drink coffee every other hour, not one every day. Jeez.
Posted by PureRok

Well... I was born in Puyallup, Washington, if that counts.

Posted by sammurdock

inspiring

Posted by PureRok

I'm just bumping this to let anyone who's interested know that I will be updating this in an hour or so with some video of the symphony.

Posted by PureRok

Alright, the video is available. I shall post it here and in the first post.