Culture fest 2012 via my Masterpieces of Music course is going down in history this time. I actually ENJOYED a concert that I can count for this class. Some of you may remember me blogging about the previous ventures… not so much batting home runs up in those places. But, this one… THIS one was some quality entertainment. Some of you may have heard of the YouTube sensations… The Piano Guys! They specialize in mashing up classical music with today’s popular music… most of the time resulting in goosebump-inducing masterpieces of chills! I always thought it was a weird name… The Piano Guys… considering that there was only one piano guy and then a cellist. Huh!? But, then I had to do research on the group for my quality report on the topic and found out there are actually 5 dudes in the group (only 2 instrumentalists) the others are videographers, arrangers, etc. The name came from one of the guys who owned a piano shop in Utah called The Piano Guys. Oh the IRONY!
The piano dude is Jon Schmidt… freakily talented dude who can play the piano with his feet and lying upside down on the bench. I’ve been to a couple of his solo concerts in the past, and he’s super funny to boot! Then, there’s the cellist, Steven Sharp Nelson… freakily talented cello dude. They were going to ask me to play the violin in the group, but then I fell out of bed and realized I suck.
There are so many cool videos, I couldn’t pick which one I liked the most (go to the link above to listen to more), so I’m putting this one here: Bourne Vivaldi… mashing Vivaldi and the theme from Bourne Identity!
Before I go any further, allow me to apologize to Sponge Bob Wedgie Panties. I call her that because she was wearing a yellow coat and had to have had something unpleasant lodged up the receptacle.
I have always been a cheerleader for assigned seats in concerts. I HATE when they just have general admission and then expect you to show up 3 days ahead of time to get a decent seat. If I’m going to get a crappy seat, I’d rather know right when I buy the dang ticket… thank you very much! This concert was not assigned… and we underestimated the power of the cray cray YouTube fans because when we arrived at the concert hall (30 minutes early mind you), there was already a line 2 blocks long (NO EXAGGERATION)! We didn’t realize the line was for the concert, it was so long and so were walking our way up the side to see what was going on… which constituted “butting” in line to some people named Sponge Bob Wedgie Panties… who proceeded to give us the what for… thank you Honorable Police of Line Butting. Please chill out and then realize we all have the same tickets and we all will get crappy seats together! Good grief!
The concert was packed… the Piano Guys were ROCKSOME… and I’d totally go again… PS – If anyone has the address to Sponge Bob Wedgie Panties, I’d seriously like to bring her a plate of cookies… just to piss her off even more.
Question of the Day: Have you heard the Piano Guys on YouTube or in concert? Favorite song?