A huge crowd pressed in a bid to get closer to the stage while the Gamer Symphony Orchestra performed at the courtyard. The crowd filled the yard to capacity, with just few lucky ones taking the front seats. People happily sat on the floor and lined up along the walls – pretty much everywhere that security would let the watch from. The gig was not expected to be so successful it was over-capacity, yet the success of it is fantastic.
A buzz of anticipation was heard when the chord of a song was heard soaring through the air, in what is thought to be the biggest performance to date for the University -led group. Comprising of over 100 members, the Gamer Symphony orchestra has now gained international international recognition for their performances. Some recognition can also be attributed to video games on display at the Smithsonian American Museum, during the performance. The games exhibition showed off some beautiful examples of technology, graphics and storytelling, with displays of gaming systems including Xbox 360 and Nintendos.
Despite the fact that this group has performed before, fans were still excited about the performance. Part of the excitement was perhaps because this was the first performance at a National institution – the group has worked its way up the ranks from a simple beginning to now performing at national event.
Nevertheless, for the group this was one of the most important performances for the groups career. Even before stepping on the stage to perform, waves of excitement were clear to see in them. The group could not part without thanking the crowd. This was expected considering the appraisal and love the group was accorded by those in attendance. After completing their performance, the crowd gave them a standing ovation. This was perhaps, the loveliest event of the year.