Video Games Live and the City!
So this past Saturday, I went on a trip with Tom Bigelow, Diana and her brother Danny. First stop was Newark, NJ and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center to see the 2pm showing of Video Games Live which was excellent. We took the LIRR to NYC-Penn Station, then transferred from there to NJ Transit to Newark, finally taking the Newark Light Rail to the concert hall. The Center is a lot nicer than we expected and the concert was amazing. During their traditional onstage Guitar Hero contest, the contestant surprised everyone by requesting the difficulty be turned all the way up to expert, and he still cleared the required 180,000 points with a wide margin. A double encore with music from Castlevania and Final Fantasy 7 wrapped up the show nicely. We took the Light Rail back to Newark-Penn and then took the train back to NYC-Penn, and then we went exploring. First we walked down through Times Square and made a stop in Toys'R'Us, which was quite awesome, then we went down to Rockefeller Center to see the tree and explore the area around it. We also stopped in to St. Patrick's to take photos, and made a swing by Bryant Park on the way back to the station. We just caught the 9:16 PM train back to Long Island to end our long day. Lots of fun and of course we took pictures, and they're all available here.