The night started at 7.30 with a modest showing: About twenty geeks of the highest calibre had decided to attend. I thought this was about expected. Imagine my surprise, then, when I came off of rocking a 99% score on bass on hard for Living on a Prayer to see that well over a hundred were crammed into the tiny, but most excellent, Shine.
I could write for a while about all of the awesome things that went on, including the ill-advised drunken Ace of Spades attempt, but frankly it doesn’t matter. What matters is that a whole bunch of people turned up and made some money to help kids who can’t help themselves, and hopefully made their lives better. The fact that we all had a great time in the process just highlights how powerful a force people can be when pointed in the right direction.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to get Bon Jovi out of my head and start practising for Rock Band night at Vertigo.
Oo-wa oo-wa oo-oo-oo-wa…