‘Game of Thrones’ Live Recaps Westerosian History at MSG

‘Game of Thrones’ Live Recaps Westerosian History at MSG


I have heard about concerts for video game music (and had been to one of the Final Fantasy tours long ago) and live scores of films performed with a screening but, save for that one The Simpsons concert in California, I don’t recall hearing about any television score performances. So if Game of Thrones Live is the first of its kind, the experience is a genuine treat for fans of HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy novels.

That is, if you are all caught up on the series. On giant screen above the kind-of in-the-round stage, some of the most heart-wrenching scenes, many large, climactic battles and generally all of potential spoilers from the first six seasons of the show are broadcast. This epic show is essentially a huge “previously on” summary leading up to season seven. During intermission there is even a teaser which shows props and sets being created before a hefty script promptly labeled “confidential” is dropped on a table.

But if you have seen through the end of season six, watching the clips on Jumbotrons enhances the atmosphere of the show, particularly a climactic battle between the Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch and Ramsey Bolton and his army. I actually felt sorry for the VIPs seated on the floor close to the orchestra—they couldn’t witness those glorious moments.

Source: ‘Game of Thrones’ Live Recaps Six Seasons of Westerosian History at Madison Square Garden | PopMatters