The Legend of Zelda 25th anniversary concert series Symphony of the Goddesses definitely has a lot fans excited. What dedicated Zelda fan wouldn’t be? Between orchestrated music and meeting other Zelda fans, this is a once in a lifetime experience. But how should people act at Legend of Zelda concert? Aonuma has expressed displeasure at the way American fans have been acting during the concerts.
In an interview with SideMission, Jeron Moore (one of the concert’s producers) explains the processes of how they got the Legend of Zelda concert put together with some behind-the-scenes information about the song selection, what goes into a single concert, and of course audience reactions.
Having heard the rumors of Aouma’s displeasure with the lack of symphony etiquette during the Zelda symphony performances, they attempted to clear that up with Mr. Moore.
SideMission: “What are your thoughts on the audience reactions during the performance in Los Angeles? Apparently Aonuma was disappointed by the US audience?”
Jeron Moore: “I’d rather not speak for Aonuma-san. I do believe he was disappointed that the US audience had posted YouTube videos from the Los Angeles performance, spoiling it for those in London that would experience it shortly thereafter. Aside from that, there’s the ever-present and polarizing argument from fans on how to behave during a symphonic performance (to yell or not to yell during a piece), but you can’t fault the audience for being excited. The concept of a Zelda concert is going to appeal to a lot of people, some of which have never been to an orchestral concert before. I was excited to see our audience in Dallas reserve their enthusiasm for between the pieces… it really allowed the audience to hear every nuance of the arrangements. Though when the 4th movement began, devoted to A Link to the Past, it admittedly got a little rowdy. I may have even screamed a bit (oops).”
So while Mr. Moore cannot confirm Mr. Aonuma’s opinions on the symphony etiquette matter, it remains an issue to be considered. Many Zelda fans may have never attended a symphony before and are possibly not aware of symphony etiquette. Even Moore expressed that he screamed a little during the concert. Those who attend are probably excited and obviously a little rowdy because of their devotion toward the series.
But the real question is whether or not it is respectful to cheer during a Legend of Zelda concert? It may not be appropriate for Classical symphony performances, but the music from the Legend of Zelda series isn’t Classical music, so does the same etiquite apply?
Let us know what you think in the comments. To cheer or not to cheer?
Source: Gametrailers (via GoNintendo)