Confirmed once again: Video games are the new rock and roll. Here's the memo that we almost missed:
Luckily the guerrilla-style performance went strong without any significant PAX security intervention or we would have been robbed of a raw dose of gamer culture. There was simply no way to miss them once they got started: I was on my way to the hotel when an explosion of chiptunes music hit me at the door of the convention center. One more video and an explanation of that cryptic memo follows!
Luckier still, I happened to stumble into someone that knew exactly what the hell was going on. CrunchyCo shed some light on the aural phenomena: Every year a group of artists like Fighter X conspire to perform an impromptu sidewalk concert at PAX. This year approximately five bands were lined up to play and their timing was spot on: Several PAX attendees found themselves without a wristband to attend the evening concerts so this filled the void quite nicely.
If you're not into the chiptunes scene this video might give you the itch. Go spend some quality time here. Can someone illegally scribble the musician sidewalk schedule on the PAX program template next year before it goes to print?