music is here! how do you take your game of thrones? some fans just watch the show, some watch the show and go to the conventions, while others have read the books and watch the show, and yet others will read the books, watch the show and be all about the music. the latter would be us, because sean and i just love movie soundtracks and scores and the game of thrones live concert experience featuring ramin djawadi is just our jam.
the immersive game of thrones live concert experience pulled out all the stops – featuring a full orchestra, choir, solo musical performances, a 360° stage, and stunning state-of-the-art technology showcasing footage from the show on jumbotron screens, as well as, really cool visuals created for the tour.
there were confetti snow (winter is coming!), confetti red petals falling from the weirwood tree, dragon’s breath (shooting flames from a rig), and the green wildfire (pyrotechnics and smoke) that blew up the great sept of baelor. boom!
not saying that a newbie couldn’t enjoy the game of thrones live concert experience, but it really is for the super fans of the show. highlight reels included all the best and most gut-wrenching moments from the past 6 seasons – accompanied to sweeping and lush musical scores, epic battle anthems and heart-soaring love ballads. we were swept up on this musical journey across the seven kingdoms, from king’s landing to winterfell, from the wall to mereen and everywhere in between.
a night of classical music might not be some people’s cup of tea, but we are not some people. and i admit, i won’t be the first to line up for a night of beethoven or mozart, but when it comes movies (or in this case, tv), in concert, sign me up. ramin djawadi is right up there with the likes of john williams, danny elfman, hans zimmer, clint mansell, michael nyman, and james horner.