I love video game music. I love piano/organ/keyboard music. Ergo, I really love video game music performed on a piano/organ/keyboard. Take this recent performance of a medley of classic Castlevania songs performed on a 104-year-old three-story pipe organ, for instance. Just watching the video clip of the show sends tingles down my spine. I can only imagine the actual experience of being in attendance and actually feeling the familiar tunes vibrate and wash over the audience.
In a show that organizers said sold out Yale's Woolsey Hall faster than any other concert in recent memory, Video Games Live put together a special Castlevania arrangement to make use of the hall's famous pipe organ. Built in 1903, the 3-story Newberry pipe organ is impressive to see -- and even more impressive to hear (and feel).
I started taking organ lessons when I was only four years old, and then at the age of thirteen I moved on to piano, so this kind of performance really appeals to me. I've pecked out Castlevania tunes on my piano for my own amusement, but after seeing and hearing this clip somehow I don't think the experience at home will ever be quite the same.