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I’m going to stop watching then this stops being cool. I’m on consecutive rewatch like 10+
snl breaking character
Everyone is talking about how the cast reacted and how crazy they must all feel hearing this, but imagine how Sam feels in particular? He's the one that birthed this. These are his lyrics and I know he worked a lot on the music with JCM as well. How amazing must it be to hear thousands of people singing YOUR words with this kind of energy and passion?
@Larry Berry Travis was filming too lol
I would be crying
Love how it got so intense when everyone shouted “take a chance ROLL THE DICE!”
It's got the same energy as everyone belting out "FIVE GOLD RINGS!" whenever singing the "12 Days of Christmas" It's one of those things that's just mandatory.
I think they also got inspired and got suck in by Yasha stab as if they are giving her a strength boost for the stab and make sure she got a critical roll..
House = wreckedHands = raisedHype = overloadedHeart = warmed
Don’t forget:Roof = Raised
Dice = Rolled
@Captain Birch mom= Jamedi
Junk = stiff
@David Parkes Effort = Appreciated
I'm so impressed how 2000 people stayed on tune and in harmony.
Because they were the theatre kids, nerds, band kids etc 🤘😁🎶
It's easier to be in rythm with the video to follow up.
I mean, critters at that point must've heard that song A LOT OF TIMES lol
well, most of us are theater kids so.... lol
Same, actually. Usually when the crowd at concerns sings there's bound to be some asynchronity, but this was impressive!
The cast all looks around surprised, like what did they think was going to happen??? Of COURSE the Critters would sing along!
Critters got pride
Meanwhile, Taliesin is mildly startled for all of half a second before he starts to *direct the audience* in typical form.
@Awesome Man part of that reason is because they never in a million years would expect a dnd game with friends would turn into something that would fill theaters and raise millions of dollars for an animated series. Like They are just friends playing their game they way they want to and they are just enjoying it and thats why its such a good show to watch, but for them its like they still think that no one would want to watch it.
@Grey Shard Well, they did a live sing along and allowed lyrics to be added soooo....
I mean they get genuinely surprised each time the critters do something, they’re always amazed they’re actually popular and if that isn’t the most humble nerd thing ever I don’t know what isEvidence: The Kickstarter
I love that the crowd split into the harmonies at the end naturally and without any prior planning. Also, it kind of makes me wish there were a "giant, hundreds/thousands of Critters submitted audio" cover of Your Turn to Roll, which I can only assume doesn't exist.
@Speedy1116 it was easier to hear them toward the beginning, but got harder to hear toward the end
I don't think anything could beat this, but gods it would be pretty cool to see
@genesis frog I do cry... every darn time due to sheer epicness of this.
Just gotta get the trend going on Tiktok like they did with the Sea Shanties!
genesis frog! I love your animatics, I did not expect to see you here lol
That “ROLE... CRTICAL” chant felt freaking meaty.
It was right up there with Sabaton fans doing the opening chant of the song "Swedish Pagans"😀🤓😎
I think a key part of it is exhaling the vowels, like he's exhaling the "o" in roll and "ri" in critical and it sounds beefier that way methinks. Avatar did the same with the Agni Kai theme.
I can only imagine what the days of old were like when you had armies marching with their respective chants like this especially with the "Roll/Role." Its a storm coming that can't be stopped.
Something else is meaty
TO THIS DAY THE FACT THAT PEOPLE DECIDED TO DO THE 3 PART HARMONY MAKES ME SO HAPPY
ITS HONESTLY SO AMAZING
oh dang, the audience actually harmonized really well. usually when you start getting big crowds like this it gets harder and harder to understand what they are saying.
I was in chorus class for eight years in a row. Even in my senior year it was hard for the whole class to be THIS in synch even after a month of practicing every day. Everyone was just so HYPED!
@Midnight That was astounding. Thank you so much for that.
If you study audio, one of the biggest separators is whether or not the listener knows what's being said. So groups chanting something you've never heard is always more difficult to understand. If you know the song, it can come through crystal clear. That said, I knew the song so I'm bias, but it was sharp af!
You underestimate hardcore nerds and their theme songs 😂😂😂
They kept time surprisingly well too lol
POV: audience rolls a Nat 20 on a performance check 😂
Taliesin's "conducting" at the beginning makes this for me. I love them, and this community, so damn much.
@Morgan lol yeah🤣
Travis air drumming got me
Pretty sure Talesin was doing the Macarena.
@Ruby Gee I nearly fell out of my chair when he did that, was so awesome
And Travis' drum solo at the end!! Amazing.
I love that they realize people are chanting and are just like “lol cool” but then people actually start singing and everyone’s heads to just snap to the audience in surprise like “wait what”
That was magical. And now I know what gave Matt chills. Wish I could have been there in person.
I love that they still get emotional about how big this has gotten. Even with their fame and popularity, they still stay humble.
iAmiCaniWill it’s all right. Aasimars are really cool.
@A Carnivorous Lizardfolk I like Aasimars personally as well as the different elves. I can't think of any unique monsters right now it's late where I am and Matt just left us on a major 2 week cliffhanger so I'm fried lol.
iAmiCaniWill thank you! Love being a critter and getting to talk to you guys!PS: I am thinking of changing my profile pic to a dnd monster or race. Any suggestions?
@A Carnivorous Lizardfolk it's great. Enjoy the journey, friend!
I'm just impressed that the crowd managed an in-sync and equally balanced "Your turn...your turn...your turnnn...!" at the end
I love how it starts off as a joke, people are laughing and all, but then people start singing their hearts out and ahhhh it’s awesome
This is beautiful. My favourite part is 1:19 where you can actually hear different parts of the audience harmonise (and hold it) *flawlessly*.
3 separate and equally distinct 'your turn's from an improv crowd. Colour me impressed
@Jonathan Hill Bardbarians*
Those barbarians mate
Something amazing about this, for me, is that this isn't a concert, it's a D&D session...When I hear the crowd singing along at concerts, it's for songs and music, it's something that everyone expects to happen. But there are times like this in live shows that can be completely random, not always, but most of the time. Hearing hundreds of people singing completely coordinated, and knowing the song, it makes me smile every time. Doesn't matter whether I love or hate the song, it's the reaction from the people running the show, and the crowd themselves, that's what makes it so amazing.The high five between Marisha and Liam... Travis and Sam getting their phones out to record the crowd... Matt swinging and singing along, smiling non-stop... Taliesin playing about and just genuinely admiring the crowd... Laura looking over at the crowd, and then just staring at Matt...The reactions are beautiful, they are what makes this such an amazing thing to experience.Also, because the crowd just straight out has an amazing lot of voices.
0:16 Actual title: Taliesin Jaffe takes control of entire crowd with his elderich powers.Edit: I didn't realize that they split into different harmonies in the end. It had a degree of precision that I'd only expect a hive mind/mind controlled crowd to possess.
That Maestro Bard Matt made? That's Taliesin
@RyuShinden his lair is the entire world? 'Cause I'm under that spell like it's no one's business
Taliesin is a high level Warlock of Gygax, and his unholy tome is the DM Manual. These fools dont even realise they're a part of his fanatic cult.
@dualwieldroxas358 You don't even have to roll. This is a 9th level spell Taliesen is doing as a Lair Action
Mind flayers, man...
I was there and was singing along. It was a magical experience, to say the least. It was my first live show and my friends and I are already talking about going to another.
I was there but wasn't a mega-fan yet so I didn't know the words... eep!
Wish I am able be there at least ONCE!
@TwiS73DShad0wZ ooh dunno. Theater was full and even though me and four other friends tried to get tickets, I was the only one able to. I bought one too many tickets due to how broken the process was and we ended up giving it away to a nice girl on the critter discord channel 😁
Elysium Im so jealous of you’re guys! Wish I could’ve been there! Do you know how many people went? :)
I love how at 0:36 you can hear the people on the sound team turning up the volume. Seriously love this community lol
So this is now canon as has to happen at every live show right? Right? RIGHT???
Do they do this in every livestream episode?
@Danielle K First they cancelled their appearance at Gencon, then Gencon cancelled, and because i work at a hospital - was on-call for the time off. so - yeah, about as well as you guessed.
@Grey Shard How'd that work out? XD
I love how animated the cast is. Even from this distance you can tell the crowd singing along is pumping them up.
I'm bouncing in my seat watching this on Clip-Share a year later. I can't imagine how high the energy in that room much have been. God, I want to experience that!
marisha's reaction when everyone started singing omg
@TheGranter And you're the type of person that we really don't need around here
@TheGranter Didd that just after i replied to you. I have my weekly session with my friends ^_-
@Paola Binda Log out and go play with people.
@TheGranter Come on, you could at least spell her name right? A bit childish if you ask me, but who cares? We love you the same.
@TheGranter and you're just a ray of sunshine huh? no one on the internet thinks ur wanna be edgy lameness is cool bruh
That "Roll the Dice" used to induce chills whenever I saw the intro, reminding me what's at stake. Hearing them sing it like a challenge, it shows me not only what's at stake, but what's possible if you only take that leap. Thank you, Matt and CR.Long may he reignsincerely, a Critter.
Those twenty-four of those dislikes are the moms who still believe D&D is the devils game The last dislike is Uka'toa obviously
@Luna4865 How can anyone think Jester is evil? She's so CUTE and crazy and innocent!
@Becca Collins yea
@Luna4865 Tell her about all the animals in the real world with horns - like cows, rhinos, mountain sheep, antelopes, or any others you can think of. They're not evil just because they have horns. That's just silly.
Lol yeah my mom thinks it’s a evil game because some characters have horns
It's somehow more epic when being sung by a room full of ppl
@The Lone OneVA That's because it is! Critters UNITE!
It sounds like a DnD army chanting their fight song before going to Battle
Someone! Contact the people who sang the Dovahkiin song!A new challenge requires their attention.
The fact that it sounds like an army genuinley just warning their enemies of their demise. It truly is spine chilling to hear that many people singing so clearly
Man what a bunch of nerds.I really love how the crowd actually did the split at the end lol I really love this community
Across the land, in cities both controlled by the empire and beyond it's reach, thousands suffer in the chains of oppression. They suffer and toil in neverending darkness, knowing nothing but the choking rule of their masters. But through this darkness shines a light, a beacon of hope and freedom. A group of fighters-- freeing slaves from their chains, bringing hope to people who had never deigned to have it. As this light grows, as hope is reignited, a chant goes up. Thousands of voices raised in a thundering chorus. It is a song that chills the blood of those in power. A song that freezes the heart of tyranny. Rebellion is coming. War is on the horizon. The Mighty Nein are coming. Rise up, don't think twice. Put your fate in your hands. Take a chance.Roll the dice.
MAN JUST reading this gave me chills!!
Travis playing the drums perfectly right at the end is doing something to me... ( 1:20 )
‘queen will always bring everyone together’critters: hold my fuckin sword
@Pepinillo Rick "Her"? Don't you mean "Them"? Its The band we're talking about here...
@your meme lord Don't know if I'd go THAT far. While the spirit of the Critters is, most certainly, strong, they haven't reached Queen levels. Queen still manages to get packed concert venues for concerts that aren't even theirs to sing Bohemian Raphsody and Freddie's been dead since 1991.
I would go to her, with a sniper rifle. Matt in the other hand is our rigthfull king.
@Damon DuskLight Take your fate in your handsTake a chanceHold my dice!Or:Hold my stats, you hold my sword and just hold my invisible waaaaaaand!
I believe you mean "Hold my ale" 😁
This should be a staple of every live show because it gives the Critters a chance to participate in the show
Oh this has aged Well.
@Rusty O'Toole canon!
Think this is now a thing!!!
Something tells me that people will see this and think they'll have to do it as well. Gotta show them the love wherever we can.
Honestly, that must have been a life-affirming moment for Sam as a musician.
I was wondering what Matt meant when they went live again and he said "that was chill inducing" or something. thank you @PhoenixHeart815 for letting Nico post this!edit: proofreading/grammer
1:20 its so hard to imagine that a big crowd is actually able to do multiple harmonies without any planing. Just wow
While the singing is out of this world amazing, I can't help but love the reactions of "WTF IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW???" on the face of the cast. The level of joy that just makes you insensible is so palatable.
Christopher M Zdenek I love how it slowly shifts from "haha yeah this will never work" to "oh my god this is actually happening YES!"
If you look closely you can see the cast getting into it also by singing along and Travis air drums
Dear sweet Hades. As much as I love them, I really shouldn't be at events like that. It took me 15 minutes to calm down from crying at how awesome this was to even be able to comment X_X My heart won't take a live experience like this.
Amen! This got me so good! Tears fucking everywhere!!!!
Mannnn, I don’t like spending money on hobbies, but I will blow as much as I need to see Critical Role live if they come to Australia. This was incredible
@David Parkes Couldn't agree more
I'm from across the ditch but agreed. Us Kiwis gotta give it a go.
I totally agree mate! Show some love for the critters down under!Wait... That sounds wrong.. Ah fuck it, people will understand what I mean!
I agree. Them coming to Aus would be amazing!
Love when Taliesan started conducting the crowd.
His eldritch powers have some uses
i’m so unbelievably sad i wasn’t there, i would’ve loved singing that live (tbh probably would have cried a little)
@Katie Edwards we all did
Me too! What a glorious moment! All hail the Critters!
I did, here watching the Clip-Share video of it.
SariaGaming6 I’m such a sap I literally cried watching this lol
That was one of my favorite moments, singing the theme song with my fellow critters! I had chills!
Love how when Molly's grave came up the crowd just cheered for him. Like another shout of love.
Just after uploading this, I've watched it a good 10 times back to back. Chills every time
Only on my fifth but I am planning to keep this in my back pocket for a later date
27th still amazing and gives me a smile
I’m on my 8th time and will probably listen even more because this is epic!!
Same man, I think I'm on my 7th listen currently. This isn't getting old anytime soon!
I love that Marisha and Liam both high fived each other like this is it this how you know you've made it ❤
I can feel the energy coming through the screen, I can't even imagine how magical it was for the cast sitting there.
This is amazing. I just recently got into DnD this year and it’s honestly so nice being part of a community that’s so fun, creative, accepting and loving.
I got shivers... The roar of "roll the dice" actually gave me goosebumps!
What I love is at "Roll the Dice" moment I think it was the cast, or specifically, Matt, who we hear yell the lyric.
Oh man. I've rewatched this so many times now, and every time it gives me chills. Especially the very end - it's amazing what a group of people can accomplish without any pre-planning!
They power of Voice-Actor and DnD Fans:Staying on tune whil singing in a crowd.♥
when the crowd started singing along I s h o o k
When you s h o o k I *felt* that
I love how everyone was laughing at first like "yeah, that's not going to happen"
Sam the song writer must be happy
I can only imagine how he felt when hearing people sing his song
I KNOW All of the people who watched this sung along, Don’t deny it.
Why whould I deny it?
Yer darn tootin' I sang along - and proud of it!!!
Lol yeah In my head I was too embarrassed to sing outloud
Anya Taylor Guilty.
THIS gives me so much life and chills man! The absolute POWER and STRENGTH and TOGETHERNESS of this community singing and cheering and shouting back in gratitude to the people who started the fandom family is just amazing to witness!! 🤟🤘🙌❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗
It’s like the twitch chat during the intro...but verbal. That was insane to see. Thanks for uploading this.
thank you for breaking the rules and recording that!!! Wow that had a LOT of ENERGY!! 4000+ voices!
there were only 2000 but it was very energetic
I have never once watched critical role and I feel chills from this, what a community
By far one of the coolest, most random, awesome things that I've ever been a part of. Completely spontaneous. You could just feel the love in the room. 🥰
It felt so awesome to be in that crowd singing. Feeling the power of everyone's voice and seeing the reactions of everyone was something I won't forget
I teared up a bit. God I wish I was there. I hope one day I can fly out to one of the live shows and be there.
Doesn't matter how often I return to this video. Tearing up is inevitable
This was my first time going to a con and seeing crit role live and this was one of the best moments of my life ❤
Genuinely was not expecting to feel a little tear leak out. Love you critters
I feel so lucky to have been here to be a part of this. It was such an organic thing and the energy was unbelievable. Everyone cried too. It was wonderful.
1:26 gotta love that perfectly timed countdown on the right side.
I didn't expect a poor quality phone Video to make me tear up. But it did, thank you critters. I hope to get to know some of you ohne day
That's how it all started. With poor quality audio and the most powerful thing ever: emotions and storytelling
All stand up for D&D's national anthem
As a voice in that crowd, it was amazing.
It must be wild for them all. They just started playing their own game, and now they have random strangers singing their theme song. Wild.
And this is what the stream viewers always miss
@Hell Smith ха! Привет из Новосибирска)))
Cole Dibiase I live in Spain so fuck me you know
Well I apologise for being broke as fuck and living in a motel with seven other people!Not everyone can get up and go to a live show.
Right after the stream Immediately started looked for a video of this cause this was something I knew would be amazing- and I was not wrong or disappointed
@Hell Smith and I live in Spain and I sleep all afternoon to be able to be awake at 2AM to see it, so I understand the pain. This was the first time I could watch it live and probably the last in a long time.
Jeez the beginning when everyone was chanting was so ominous, but the whole thing must have been so magical to be in the room for
I was there! First time seeing them live and it was everything I hoped it could be!
Kinda sad that they didn't use this in the video on their own channel😥Glad i got to see it here then, so cool! 💕😁
As if we needed more conformation of the dedication of this fanbase ( of course we do!) This is amazing i can only imagine the look on the casts faces
Thats really dream come true.... to play DnD on public like that and have the game as full time job. I am really happy for you guys and i wish you that success very much!!
Damn. Now I'm jealous I didn't go this year.
Oooft bless you and the filmer for making this available when Matt mentioned it on stream I was like !!! Must hear!! Definite chills
So this is what Matt meant.I got goosebumps.
I think this was the first live show they did after releasing the new intro, so hearing that sung back to them by thousands of people must have just been.... magical, for lack of a better term
So amazing, the community! I wish Ashley could have been there to soak it in!
every day i am thankful that blindspot is in it's final freaking season and that nbc will no longer have her chained to the east coast after this year
I just watched this episode yesterday, and didn't understand when Matt talked about something like this happening before...now...now I understand his words
This is so cool, shame I couldn't be there in person.
This gave me chills and I’m a new fan!!!!! I couldn’t have been part of the cast during this! I’d have been in tears from the sheer energy in the room!
I know I’m late to this, but this was EASILY my FAVORITE video I’ve watched this year.The way the fans got hyped and everyone was reciting it in-tune to the intro and cheering joyfully with each pause between verses was just so wholesome man.
So that’s why Matt was in awe after the intro. They didn’t show this in the full video.
That is just like the Pokemon theme song everyone knows it
Except this time everyone keep singing through the second half
I'm impressed on the final "your turn" how they all somehow evened out the echo(?)
I love Taliesin "conducting" everybody at the begining. Like he realizes what's happening right away and without missing a beat he just jumps into it.
Omg it's like a giant war chant that's super nerdy and I love it!
Over one year later, and this video still brings strong emotions. There's just something about these moments that's so damn magical
What I love the most, are the chills that every gets from watching this. Understanding that these folks (and many more) have brought much inspiration to the table top gaming community, and beyond. I started playing because of Critical role, attended Gencon for 3 years now and I just love the community, Role Critical Critical Role!!!
I listened this a dozens of time and still chilling! Must be an awesome feeling for the guys!
I told my girlfriend as we were watching the stream at home "I bet that whole place is singing the theme song right now" and when it cut back we could tell just based on Matt's reaction that it was true, so cool to see a video of it!!
This was wild as someone in this audience. Feels so long ago but I still remember the moment I picked the second note on the 3-part harmony and the feeling when I realized we were really going for an actual chord. 😭👌🏻
This makes ME feel happy, i can pnly imagine how the Critical Role group feels 😂
The Empire kid high-five when everyone starts singing gives me life.
This is the most beautiful thing I have seen in quite some time.
that made me tear up, cause that's literally me (singing along) everytime I watch
This pretty much perfectly encapsulates why I love the live show episodes and one-shots so much. xD