VGL was in Edmonton last night and they sure put on a flashier show than PLAY! does. Tommy Tallarico was there and yes he did mention "bleeps and bloops". But he enjoyed playing on his guitar doing a rendition of "One Winged Angel". The usual bits were there, Metal Gear Solid, WoW, Zelda, Mario, Kingdom Hearts and Castlevania, and some Chrono Trigger/Cross at the end. Martin Lam (?) the guy on youtube who plays mario music on the piano blindfolded was there, and he's quite good, doing a Final Fantasy medley of pieces on piano, doing his blindfolded Mario music and helping out during the Castlevania rendition.
One thing really irked me though - it was pretty obvious that Square-Enix has some kind of embargo on showing game videos of their properties - the Kingdom Hearts piece was set to Disney cartoon footage and One Winged Angel showed FFVII cosplayers during the performance. Now Dear Friends has to make a stop here so we can see some footage played along with the music.
Apparently a Guitar Hero VGL world record was broken at the concert - there was a competition outside before the show started and the winner played GH:Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion on stage with the orchestra and Tommy. First Tommy challenged him to get 220,000 points on Hard in order to win - but the kid one upped Tommy on stage and said he'd do it on expert.... which he did and got 300,500 points... not bad.
All in all, a good night of fun.