I don’t know from where to start but the only thing that is printed on my mind right now is that this night was magical…
I just came back from Games Musical Festival and boy what a day it was. I would like with all my heart to make a long post about my journey and my emotions so I can read it another time and get some feelings back. But guess I’m going to pass this time.
Keeping it short I went there dressed as 47 and I had people complimenting me and there was one guy who wanted a selfie with me. I could feel all the looks left and right and hear whispers that even if it was in another language were clear they were refereed to me.
Even the organizer of the event noticed and came straight to me to say hi and tell me that I look exactly like 47 (I am not exaggerating). I never felt so… accomplish in a way.
The live orchestra is something that I will never forget and it will forever change my perspective while playing the old Hitman games.
I was fascinated by how I could distinguish every specific sound from which instrument came from and I loved the feeling of the goosebumps on my head while the choir raised their powerful voices.
During each play I was imagining the missions and the situation of that specific music reviving old memories of how I felt when I first heard them.
The tracks we all know were slightly modified and I believe in better but overall it was still the same and very easily recognizable. If they plan to do it again in another time I would sure love to go again because hearing them live revived something in me.
But the main reason I attended this symphony and drove 12 hours straight to Poland was to meet David Bateson.
I wish I could travel back in time to when I was 11 years old playing Hitman Codename 47 and tell my self “You know, 17 years from now you are going to meet that man you play with” just to put a huge smile on my face and bring a joy because those years were probably the worse of my life.
At the end of the show there was a private meeting room with Bateson and Jesper for the people with a VIP ticket. The one of I course I had.
They made us form a line and one by one or by couple were brought on the stage with them for autographs and photos.
Now hear what happen. Bateson told me to come to him and wait. He went off the stage to a bag and came back with a cell phone and he told me something like “It is me who wants a photo with you”
I’m not sure if those were the exact same words because my brain just stopped. But there was a crowd who witness everything. I wanted to cry.
I don’t know how to describe what I felt in that moment. I was honored, I was surprised, I was accomplished! DAVID BATESON MADE A PHOTO WITH ME ON HIS CELLPHONE!
After that I told him about a gift I would want him to have from me. It’s a about a coin, a prototype from my Silverballer replica that I tried a few year ago.
He told me that he loved it and that he will keep it… Somewhere. Sorry but I was hypnotize by the moment and I can barely remember his words. I put this coin on his hand and on top mine and thanked him.
I would love to write more because there is a lot more to tell but right now I am really really tiered. Hope you enjoy the reading, sorry for annoying you today with pictures and I hope someone filmed the whole scene because I would give anything to watch it from another point of view.