This was a rock-and-roll weekend for the Bradbury household. It started when my coworker Darrin Long let me know that Rush was playing at Red Rocks this summer. I mentioned this to my wife, who suggested we both go, and bring our two kids with us. I was able to get four pre-sale tickets, so fellow NewsGator-ites be forewarned: there will be a Bradbury invasion in June!
The musical mood continued the next day, when I broke down and bought a copy of Rock Band for the Xbox 360. This turned out to be the perfect game for our family: I was on lead guitar, my son played bass, my daughter banged the drums, and my wife courageously handled the vocals. It was a blast, although I have to admit, it was weird hearing my lovely wife singing Radiohead’s "Creep."
That night I took a break from Rock Band to attend a Foo Fighters concert here in Nashville. I like the Foo Fighters, but I’m not a huge fan, and I wasn’t expecting too much from the show. It turned out to be a great concert, though, especially the acoustic section. And I believe it was the first time I’ve seen a triangle solo :)
The following morning the Rock Band fun continued after I bought a bunch of new songs on Xbox Live. My son and I blistered our fingers playing Metallica’s "And Justice for All" and "Blackened" on hard several times in a row. We’re both itching to play again, but we’ll have to wait until next weekend, because we have a "no video games during the school week" rule here (a rule I’m cursing as much as my son is right now).