The 12th Street Guitar Hero Fanciers' Association held its first meeting on the evening of January 10. I was inspired to found the 12th Street Guitar Hero Fancier's Association to spread the joy of Guitar Hero amongst my friends and associates. I think all who attended would agree with me when I say our first meeting was an incredible, tremendous, outrageous success.
Let us review the photographic evidence (a good portion of these pictures were made available to me by Mr. Jeffrey Mulcock):
First of all, this is me, President and Founder of the 12th Street Guitar Hero Fanciers' Association and Host to the evening's festivities. (Also, I'm the guy that owns the guitar and the game)
Each attendee had a go or two at the game.
Dave. (First to arrive. For that he deserves some sort of honor)
Genevieve. (It's safe to say we were all very impressed by how quickly Genevieve took to the game)
The crowd goes wild!
Kim, who proved that talent in Dance Dance Revolution and Karaoke Revolution transfers easily to Guitar Hero.
Not all forays into Guitar Heroing were immediate successes. But the key is to stick with it!
Jeff taught our the Fanciers' Association a thing or two about what it means to bring the Rockness to Guitar Hero.
Another highpoint of the evening: The Enke sisters' Message-in-a-Bottle-off. (Or maybe it was a You-Really-Got-Me duel? Memory fades.)
I think we were all quite impressed by the intensity Emily brought to her playing (once the guitar was explained to her, of course).
Look at the concentration in her face! Those of you who only know the Attorney Emily or the RS-Pres Emily really need to get to know Video Gamer Emily.
For her second number, Emily was convinced to kick it up a few notches by wearing her sunglasses.
For the final number of the evening (except for the after party that followed), I played everyone out with a little Freebird. (I had only played it once before) The Guitar Hero Fanciers' Association decided that that would be how all of our meetings would end with me demonstrating my progress on Freebird.
Here's a little video of what happened when Emily tried to take my picture.
So, in closing, I thank all of you who came out for our first meeting. We will be meeting again next week and it looks like we might have a second guitar by then! For all of those who didn't make it to the first meeting, you are invited and encouraged to attend next week. If you weren't on the emails that went around about this first gathering, please contact me and I'll make sure you're on the next round.