Drew and Verdana
Rock Band has been integrated with our lives for four years today, and I still love it! The Rock Band franchise have released the best video games ever created. I know I know, that’s just my opinion – but it’s my blog, so there you go. Rock Band, Rock Band 2, Beatles Rock Band, Lego Rock Band, Rock Band 3… You name one of their games and I love it.
Our characters in Rock Band are Verdana and Drew. Drew is Andrew’s alter ego, and Verdana is one of the names we selected as a potential name for a child if we ever had a daughter. (Yes, it’s a Windows font. We’re geeks. I know.)
Drew and Verdana
Our band’s name is Lucky Briefcase. How did we come up with that? Well, I’ll tell you how. Lucky had just joined our family not too long before this game was introduced. We were prompted to come up with a band name and both started to think hard about what would sound best. I looked down and noticed Lucky climbing into Andrew’s orange and grey Timbuk2 messenger bag (aka man purse aka laptop bag aka briefcase) and had my AH-HA moment. Lucky Briefcase it was.
One of my favorite things about the game is customizing the characters with crazy clothes, hair, makeup, tattoos and accessories. I’ve included a few of our looks captured over the years.
I got an Xbox Live account just to play online with random people in Rock Band. Andrew was never interested in online game play, but I loved it. Since I was “a girl” and also a vocalist who played very well on Expert, I was very popular with the online community.
Ranked 110th on the World Leaderboard as a Vocalist
Ranked 3rd in the world singing Dani California
I held a few records in my heyday as well, such as being ranked 110th in the world for Vocals overall and 3rd in the world for singing Dani California by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
I don’t think any other game in my lifetime will come close to competing for the coveted spot of being my favorite game of all time. I absolutely love Rock Band!
You can see more of my posts about Rock Band to take a trip down memory lane. Like the time I dressed up like Verdana for Halloween in 2010, or when I first confessed my love of the game in 2009, or how excited I was to learn about the introduction of the keyboard coming out in Rock Band 3.
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