Surf Rock de Chocobo (5/23/2009 @ Anime Boston). This video doesn't have the greatest audio quality but it's a good representation of their "rockestral" pieces. I love how much fun they have on stage, you can tell they're really passionate about what they're playing. I was at this show!
Thanks for the link. This was already like I feared. Like you pointed out, this is appears to be more a show than a concert. Call me a purist, but I don't think that highly of these kind of "crossovers". Light show (not here, but in other clips from their YT channel), big screen, calling out performers, showing off on stage, etc. -- this doesn't have a place in a orchestral concert (IMHO).
I don't know if they're keeping this style also for upcoming event, but with my current knowledge I don't think I'm gonna be interested in this at all. I can just hope they don't mess up Grandia's music.
The campaign funds will go toward recording and releasing the October 7th show on CD. VGO previously confirmed on Twitter that there will be a 14 minute Grandia medley performed at the show, arranged by Iwadare himself.
I'm aware of that Twitter announcement. But in my opinion information like that should be put up on the project page. If they want people to support this, they should make it transparent what to expect on that live recording.
Current we've got this on the project page:
Our Goal: We are aiming for $30,000 to deliver an album with the most exciting arrangements of your video game music favorites, including Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, Castlevania, and more, presented with first class art and premium booklet. We hope to release the album by April, 2013.
This has almost no informative value. It mentions the "big ones" to draw attention, yes. But that's marketing. What I'd like to see is at least some game breakdown.