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CadetPD

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Fanime Live Concert
« on: February 01, 2011, 05:13:07 PM »

Hello everybody,

Due to the fact that it's already February, this might be a little hard to pull off.
But I had an idea that I thought would be pretty fantastic.

In short: Gather up a bunch of us who play instruments/sing and cover a variety of anime songs.

I myself play guitar, bass and keys and would love to play some awesome songs with other people.
That's really my main intention, getting to play this music with others.

The big problems:
-Finding people who are proficient enough with their instruments.
-Where to do this and when exactly during Fanime
-Finding someone who can sing these songs in Japanese well.
-When/How to practice beforehand.

As far as the material goes, I was definitely thinking about a good handful of the K-On songs as they are ridiculously fun to play on all instruments (Hell, If the setlist consisted of entirely K-On songs, I would be down). I know that's not everyones cup of tea. But I'm just throwing that out there. I'm sure everyone would get into a cover of "God Knows" or "Super Driver" from Haruhi and there are countless other awesome songs we could attempt.


What do you guys think?
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Re: Fanime Live Concert
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011, 06:10:56 PM »

Hello everybody,

Due to the fact that it's already February, this might be a little hard to pull off.
But I had an idea that I thought would be pretty fantastic.

In short: Gather up a bunch of us who play instruments/sing and cover a variety of anime songs.

I myself play guitar, bass and keys and would love to play some awesome songs with other people.
That's really my main intention, getting to play this music with others.

The big problems:
-Finding people who are proficient enough with their instruments.
-Where to do this and when exactly during Fanime
-Finding someone who can sing these songs in Japanese well.
-When/How to practice beforehand.

As far as the material goes, I was definitely thinking about a good handful of the K-On songs as they are ridiculously fun to play on all instruments (Hell, If the setlist consisted of entirely K-On songs, I would be down). I know that's not everyones cup of tea. But I'm just throwing that out there. I'm sure everyone would get into a cover of "God Knows" or "Super Driver" from Haruhi and there are countless other awesome songs we could attempt.


What do you guys think?
I suggest not doing this just randomly out of no where on the con center. Setting up something like this can go against rules/cause fire hazards/cause issues with the con/hotel/etc.
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Re: Fanime Live Concert
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2011, 10:44:38 PM »

I've wanted for quite a while now to hold a miniature "Flowering Night: USA."  Flowering Night is the name of a live concert in Japan held for Touhou Project fans where doujin(indie) bands assemble to play their music live, and the event is often planned in tandem with the Reitaisai doujin convention(a Touhou-specific Comiket.)  The very first Flowering Night was held in a venue about the same size as one of the large rooms in our own convention center here in San Jose.

Some examples
FN2006: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMPB8iVK20Q
FN2008: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68avSuNuIUk

Obviously we wouldn't be on the same scope of those two, but as I mentioned a miniature version of said concert can be doable.

I'm a vocalist whom has participated at Fanime karaoke contests for several years now, and within the last year I've also begun performing at other venues such as the Silicon Valley Community Center; I was also a member of a chorus performance part of "Rock the Era" festival down at Long Beach Arena last summer, and again with the same chorus in San Fransisco the following autumn.  Although, I normally perform energy-filled music such as songs by Sekkenya, Cool&Create, Hironobu Kageyama and Yoshiki Fukuyama.

At the very least, we can gather a few vocalists and some sound equipment, microphones and speakers.  As my idea is Touhou-themed, we could also coordinate with our ever-growing Touhou cosplayer base for this as well.

While it would be excellent to get instrumentalists as well, that would also require being able to meet up to practice with everyone before the con multiple times, and I'm not sure how that could work out depending on people's schedules and locations.

Of course, none of this can get off the ground without having an appropriate venue.  I agree with Pyron here; it would a thoughtless move to try and do this just plain anywhere.

Personally, I think this idea fits well with the "by fans, for fans" spirit of both Fanime and Touhou Project's doujin sphere.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2011, 10:54:25 PM by Seraphil »
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Re: Fanime Live Concert
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2011, 09:26:32 PM »

Maybe something to think about doing next year.
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Re: Fanime Live Concert
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2011, 12:54:36 PM »

I would definitely be down for this.
Ive seen plenty of musicians jamming during the convention so im sure you should have no problem gathering more people for this.
I play guitar myself. can play anything from k-on to DMC  ;D
I think it would be a really great idea to have a place for musicians at fanime to play little shows.
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