Tuesday, January 10, 2012

omg MAGFest.

I had such an awesome time! Although driving all the way there and back (16 hours each way!) was super tedious, it was so worth it. I had such a blast with my friends, and they hopefully gained lots of new fans from the event!

Although they had that horrible sound issue during their main performance, they were given a second chance a couple days later when they were granted a quick performance at the jam space. As sad as it is to say, the sound setup at that little jam space was FAR superior to the sound setup from the main stage. They sounded awesome, and it gave people a chance to see them shine.

The headliner of the event, the Earthbound Papas, played on the final night. The show was FANTASTIC. I got to go into the backstage area with all the bands, so I was a few feet away from Nobuo Uematsu the entire time. He's such a character! He kept doing a bunch of hilarious stuff during the show. Here's a video of one of the songs they played, from the point of view where I was standing. It's Dancing Mad, the final boss song from Final Fantasy VI. It's a really long song, and they did the ENTIRE thing! Enjoy!

Go to youtube to view at full size!

On the final day of the show, we were hanging out by the Random Encounter merch table at one point before packing up, and Uematsu suddenly walked right by! That was awesome.

I'm going to be doing a more in-depth MAGFest trip report with Nerdy Show, so I'll be posting the link to that after it's up, if you're interested.

What a weekend.

1 comment:

  1. I seriously would have given up any number of my precious organs to have seen "Dancing Mad" in person. *sigh*