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Donna Burke did these songs live as well

The Best is Yet to Come

Snake Eater

Heavens Divide

[author author_id="078" author="" translator_id=""] [ad_bottom] .We noticed that there wasn’t anything too fancy happening on stage which is understandable as most of our eyes were glued to the screen or the conductor as his hands flew to make the team play in the order they needed to.It’s always refreshing to see fans and non-fans unite for something like Metal Gear in Concert.There was a slew of different types of audience goers who attended ranging from die-hard Metal Gear fans—we saw Solid Snake cosplay and even an Otacon cosplay—and those who just clearly loved music.Everyone—including us—jumped out of our comfy chairs and began clapping loudly for Donna Burke’s rendition of Snake Eater live.We arrived an hour before the show began…but the wait felt so much longer as our anticipation grew.Many of the viewers were lost in discussions about their favorite Metal Gear games and what games they loved or hated.They really nailed the pitch and melody Donna Burke was going at, not missing a single beat even when she held notes longer than the original song did.Though, I wish our hive looked like this!" image="honey-annoyed"] [ad_middle] Performance: Myriad of Emotions

The concert itself began at around 8:00 pm, but you can tell the orchestra—led by Conductor Nicholas Buc—was already readying their fingers as harps began to make soft sounds and violins tuned delicately for the big intro.Large statues and gold/red trimmed rugs, carpet and tapestries extended in various parts of the entrance hallway.However, after that initial moment, the theater transforms into an elegant place that feels almost akin to a grand theater from the old days.Rather then have the whole room being pitch black, a little bit of overhead lighting allowed the room to show the orchestra playing in its entirety and gave the screen just a bit of hue to avoid it being overly bright or not bright enough.When you first walk in, the United Palace Theater looks akin to a movie theater with a few greeters there to see your tickets and let you in.Then when the 70 instrument players arrived on stage, we knew…our not-so sneaking mission was about to begin. [balloon_speech align="left" text="When Donna Burke performed Snake Eater…I nearly cried with joy and glee." image="bee-cry3"] [balloon_speech align="right" text="The BGM of all the Metal Gear games was impressive, but hands down, my eyes watered when Donna Burke played Heaven’s Divide! Donna wasn’t kidding about us needing tissues!" image="honey-lol"] SETLIST

Most of the songs were not included in the description however, these are the predominant songs listed.[Song Circus Drops Theme Announces 038 3rd New Cours Opening Karakuri PV][ad_top1 "mt30"] “Successful Infiltration Mission!”

    Event: Metal Gear in Concert Date: Saturday March 23, 2019 Location: United Palace Theater, New York
[ad_top2 "mt40"] Intro: Sneaking not required

There was a genuine amazing feeling walking into the United Palace Theater.Nichols Buc stood in front of us, bowed a few times, turned to face his team and then his hands raised…what followed was something akin to being hit with a stereo of beautiful sound directly into your ears.While we didn’t go to the second floor, we were told to enter one of the doors and from there a new sight greeted us.

[balloon_speech align="left" text="Whoa! United Palace Theater is a sweet place! I could really find myself floating around in here!" image="bee-happy2"] [balloon_speech align="right" text="You can’t, Bee-kun! They would kick you out if you had no reason to be here.A giant stage with a large projector was down on the main stage.Overall, the whole Metal Gear in Concert setlist was incredible, but Donna Burke stole the show when she appeared and made the concert even more amazing.You can tell they’ve trained their entire lives for moments like these! " image="honey-shrug"] Outro: Reign Supreme Indeed!

There were many moments that sent chills down our spines—as well as the audience—but Donna Burke really made for a standing ovation not once but twice! The first theme she let loose was The Best is Yet to Come, but when she left and came back with a green sequin, we knew what song was coming next…Snake Eater! That song truly made our ears dance and our hearts roar for our teenage years when Metal Gear 3: Snake Eater first launched on the PS2.We loved the way the lighting and such was set up too though.While we didn’t see the spin of Metal Gear games like Metal Gear Acid and Metal Gear: Revengeance, we got the main seven games and that was enough for us.For fans of Metal Gear Solid, our thoughts reminded us of that beginning segment when Snake is on the elevator.

[balloon_speech align="left" text="So many wonderful instruments…I wish I could play them with my wings." image="bee-smirk"] [balloon_speech align="right" text="Aww, even with arms I couldn’t make music as great as that orchestra did.Many who clearly bought those unfamiliar with Metal Gear, found their partners/friends interested in the series once the concert began.That orchestra should be recognized as well though, which Donna did do after the song finished.On the projector itself were the words “Metal Gear in Concert” waited as a placeholder for the main images to later be shown. The stage set up was extremely simple though.
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