That moment when you realize you’re an even bigger ‘Super Nerd” than originally thought – It was my experience Saturday evening in Vancouver.
My wife and I went to seethe Game of Thrones Live Experience. This was an evening of music and multi-media featuring the composer who writes all the music for the hit series. Ramin Djawadi conducted a small group of touring musicians as well as a healthy representation of players from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and put everyone in Rogers Arena in the heart of Westeros.
There were 3 key indicators that my wife and I were operating at an elevated level of geekdom:
- We experienced a certain amount of anguish over not having dressed up as our favourite characters, as we expected 80% of attendees would be in costume. Dressing up is scientifically proven to enhance the enjoyment of your experience (probably)
- The composer from Game of Thrones (not a star actor like Emilia Clarke or Kit Harington) went on tour and we bought tickets the moment they went on sale – that is, 8 months in advance.
- We were the encyclopedias of our section discussing characters, plot-lines, book-to-show discrepancies, edits to the multi-media source material. What kind of people actually know that material so in depth.
Anyway, the show was outstanding. It was a dynamic mingling of an evening at the symphony and an arena rock show – a few clips can be found below.
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