Symphony of the Goddesses “Second Quest” Premiere Review

KnowleeJune 16th, 2013 by Knowlee

Last Thursday, Mases and I attended the premiere of Season 2 of the Symphony of the Goddesses in Atlanta, GA. While there we met and mingled with a few fellow Zelda fans, saw some awesome cosplay, ran into Chuggaconroy while we were there, got some Street Passes on my Nintendo 3DS and, of course, enjoyed the symphony.

We drove nearly five hours to get to Atlanta and finally arrived there around 5:30 ET. We hung around outside waiting for the doors to open and we talked with a few other Zelda fans while we were doing so. We also happened to run into Chuggaconroy while we were there. At the same time I was checking my 3DS for Street Passes. I ended up getting a bunch of those as well. Most of them came from Georgia and surrounding states, but I even got a few from as states as far as California!

Once they opened the doors about 6:30, we entered into the building. While there we bought ourselves some merchandise they were selling. Afterwards we checked out some of the awesome cosplayers we found entering into the building. Among the cosplay we saw there was one for the Mailman from Majora’s Mask, Saria, Link, Ghirahim, Zora Armor Link, some of the Four Sword Links, Groose, Skyward Sword Link and Zelda and Skull Kid. Some of those were pretty awesome and I personally thought the Skyward Sword cosplay was my favorite out of them all.

Soon it came time for the concert to start so we headed to find our seats and get ready to hear the music that was going to be performed. After we were introduced to the key people that were possible for the symphony being performed: Jaron Moore (Producer), Chad Seiter (Composer) and the Conductor Eimear Noone, it was time to for it to start!

Since it was the first of the “Second Quest” it was going to have some all new songs playing. They opened with a melody of songs from Link’s Awakening which was also special since June 6 (the day of the symphony we attended) was the 20th Anniversary of that same game. They played a melody of Spirit Tracks afterwards followed by Ocarina of Time and Wind Waker before the intermission. An interested note about the Wind Waker performance was that Eimear Noone used an actual “Wind Waker” to conduct it!

Once the intermission was over they played Gerudo Valley, Twilight Princess and A Link to the Past. For the three encores they played Majora’s Mask, Dragon Roost Island and the Ballad of the Goddess in that order. I believe that my favorite out of all the performances was A Link to the Past. (I also think Mases would agree with that!)

I think it was an awesome performance and I greatly enjoyed attending the Symphony. I was afraid that I wasn’t going to be able to go to one since I live in an area where it probably wouldn’t happen. But it looks like I did get to go and I’m forever grateful that I did! This was Mases’ third symphony he had attended but he still felt that this one was just as good, if not better that the previous ones he had went to.

Once everything was said and done, we headed back home and didn’t get there until early the next day, but it was a worthwhile experience that we would gladly do again!

For more pictures that we took at the Second Quest premiere please go to our Facebook page and take a look! The album is located here!

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  • Nevan Lowe

    I sorta wish I could go to one of those events.

  • JJgenesis

    Chuggaa looks so awkward!

    • Fire and Ice Arrows

      I’d disagree and say you’re a jerk but, youre kind of right…

  • linkasourous

    I LOVE CHUGGAACONROY

  • Tehlul

    Awesome cosplay?
    Lel

  • http://youtube.com/rulerofyourface Bradley Kroehling

    Oh what I would give to hang out with Mases and Chugga…

  • TwiliTetra

    I wish I could have gone! Not only would I love seeing all of the character costumes, but I LOVE Chugga’s videos! His videos really brighten my day

  • Raphael Gouin

    I saw the concert in Montreal and for a “second quest” there wasn’t much new content. Sure the Skyward sword Medley (ballad of the goddess/fi’s theme) was a welcome addition, but link’s awakening medley and spirit track medley was pretty much average. They removed the “Creation of Hyrule” theme from the program for THAT? I loved last year concert better overall, although both were amazing!

  • Scott Rominger

    Show in San Francisco was awesome. Lots of green hats.

  • Trevor O’gwin

    i hate you low budget and driving age restrctions

  • Midna’s Sister

    ‘Skyward Sword Link’: Twilight Princess Link recycled. Why does nobody respect the older ones that seem to have actual meaning instead of the ugly, awful, meaningless and flashy new stuff? Twilight Princess beats Skyward Sword by the earth’s diameter.

    • Peanutmchoho

      Not being your favorite doesn’t make it bad :/

      • Midna’s Sister

        I know, but… The game’s story just seems so out-there.. It doesn’t feel like Zelda…

  • Shadow Princess

    That is why I wish I do stuff like this! Mostly running in to Chuggaa, but still…

  • Hylian Wanderer

    I was at the Altanta performance, and I even Streetpassed you, knowleee! :D I was checking my 3DS like mad since the ‘Passes were just rolling in like wildfire all evening. I remember seeing a “knowlee” Mii and thinking, “Hey, I recognize that name!”

    I’m one of the likely few people who was there from Virginia, so I hope I helped a lot of people get a new region towards their Streetpass achieves! If you saw a very short, freckled female Mii with silver hair from Virginia, it was probably mine (silver was the closest I could find to an unusual hair colour since I prefer those–I’m actually more of an auburn IRL). :D

    • Hylian Wanderer

      Argh. Where did that extra E in the first “knowlee” come from? Must be the real knowlee’s evil twin from an alternate universe trying to sneak in….

  • baileygirl99

    I went to the one on June 12 in L.A.! it was pretty awesome.

  • Alan Da Cruz Nascimento

    fat cosplays. huaehueauheuauh :’D

  • Zelda

    Oh look zelda from skyward sword is fat! Lol!