I’ve always wanted to go to a Video Games Live concert but I’ve never had the chance — mostly because between 2003 and 2011 I lived in a video game cultural wasteland.
Now that I’m in Atlanta, I have the chance to see them later this year.
For everyone who can’t go to a VGL concert for whatever reason, there is now hope. This past Saturday, Video Games Live did their first live stream of their El Dorado, Arkansas concert via Twitch.
Like most first time streams, this one had some kinks that should be worked out as they go along and gain more experience. There were sound issues — the most notable of which being the audio dropping altogether.
The other striking problem occured when what would be considered the hosts talked to the stream audience while the music was being played.
That is not to say that the audience didn’t appreciate the face to face time with Laura Intravia and Tommy Tallarico. It was pretty cool to see all of Tommy’s guitar collection — which is huge by the way. And Laura is adorable.
VGL does plan to do more streams of their concerts, so it may be a good idea to go over to their stream and favorite them, or subscribe to the VGL newsletter.