By Dan Zuccarelli . November 29, 2007 . 11:27am
Poor, poor Spencer. You have no idea what fun you're missing out on by looking past Rock Band. You may not dig the music included (I'm hit or miss on most of them myself), but the fun this puppy can dish out when mixed with friends and booze in unlimited. We had some friends over a few nights after it came out and didn't stop till the cops knocked on the door. After getting used to how it worked we all really started getting into it. At one point my girlfriend jumped off our couch like she was stage diving while she sung. Too much.
Let me put it this way, I loathe getting in front of people…. serious stage fright. I almost never sing (I had to force myself for the Karaoke Revolution review from way back) but after an hour of Rock Band friends had to kick me off the mic, I just couldn't get enough. Rock Band, breaking down crippling social awkwardness since 2007.
Actually, maybe you can give the game a chance by hitting one of the tour dates below. It's like a traveling sideshow of rockers and rock wanna-bees.
To celebrate, let's give away some Rock Band gear! I mean it's a staple of any rock concert… the extra merchandise. Except instead of overpriced I want to see them given away for free! Stickers and drumsticks too! We'll pick people at random that post a comment to the story, it'll be the virtual "putting up the lighter" move people pull out at concerts. Not quite as cliched' as screaming "Freebird!" but it's close.
11/27 Tallahassee – FSU – Union Green, Oglesby Union
11/29 Orlando – Full Sail University – Semoran Blvd & University Ave
11/30 Orlando – UCF – UCF Arena
12/01 Orlando – Best Buy – E Colonial Drive
12/05 Auburn – AU – Quad Dr/Student Union Bldg
12/06 Tuscaloosa – UA – Ferguson Center Plaza
12/07 Tuscaloosa – UA – Ferguson Center Plaza
12/08 Birmingham – Best Buy – Riverchase Village
12/13 Tampa – Best Buy – 6600 22nd Ave
12/15 Tampa – Best Buy – N Dale Mabry Hwy
12/16 Tampa – Best Buy – N Dale mabry Hwy
11/28 Phoenix – Arizona State – Palo Verde Beach
11/29 Phoenix – Arizona State – Palo Verde Beach
12/01 Phoenix – Best Buy – W Thunderbird Rd
12/06 Austin – U Texas – Student Co Op Bldg
12/07 Austin – U Texas – Student Co Op Bldg
12/08 Austin – Best Buy – US Hwy 290 W
12/09 Austin – Best Buy – US Hwy 290 W
12/13 Dallas – Best Buy – Pleasant Pl
12/14 Dallas – Best Buy – LBJ Fwy
12/15 Dallas – Best Buy – N Central Expy
12/16 Dallas – Best Buy – N Central Expy
All the dates and info can be found here-http://www.rockband.com/mbt/schedule
To check out clips from stops on the road and catch a glimpse of people playing the game, click here http://www.rockband.com/mbt/tv
For more about the game in general – animated videos, song list,downloads, etc. – the official site has it ALL, http://www.rockband.com