It's just this little chromium switch, here... (derspatchel) wrote,
It's just this little chromium switch, here...

Pony Poni Poné came in second at the Coolidge Corner Rock Band Battle Of The Bands Thingo. We won I think movie passes and maybe some popcorn and it was pretty cool. The first place band beat us on technical points, but that's not to say we didn't rock.

We ended up playing Dani California as our chosen song, and then the Random Song actually came from a Rock Band 2 playlist. Yeah, they demoed Rock Band 2 for us, and from what the Harmonix guys said, it was pretty much the first time RB2 was shown to the public in a non-press kind of way (they played it at E3, but that's mostly for the press and the trades.) Our random song was Come Out and Play, and we all did pretty damn well for a sight reading, and we bopped around the stage and it was fun.

The other groups ranged from serious technical wizards who blew thru Expert songs like there was no tomorrow (they won the technical award, but there was no showmanship there) to the ridiculous, such as the quartet who called themselves Fuck Mountain and had the t-shirts to prove it. One band, The Devil Wears Nada, was unfortunately waitlisted so we never got to see them on the big screen but you gotta give props to that name anyway. The crowd was all boisterous and cheered everybody on, even the poor group that failed out of their chosen song early on (they should've gotten a second chance when the event switched to Rock Band 2 and activated the No Fail Mode, because that kept a lot of people alive later on, believe you me.)

If you missed it and you had the ability to be there, boy howdy did you miss out. Seeing that game looming 30 feet above you and the sound system just booming is truly an experience, and I enjoyed every head bobbing bass strumming 3D glasses-wearing moment. So there.
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