Thursday, April 3, 2008

Playin' in a Rock and Roll Band

The U.S. team has been basically hotel-bound so far during their stay in Ciudad Juarez as there is little to see or do close to the team hotel, not to mention that the focus has been on preparing for the qualifying games. That combination has meant one thing: MANY hours playing the Rock Band video game. In case you're not familiar, it comes with a quasi-drum set, a guitar like the one from the Guitar Hero video game and a mic. Three "players/musicians" try to perform songs -- a drummer, a singer and a lead guitarist -- to win fans, applause and good scores. Quite a few players have tried their hand on all the instruments and with the lead vocals. We heard Kate Markgraf belting out the Clash's "Should I Stay or Should I Go" and one of MANY songs performed by Heather O'Reilly was Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive." She is from New Jersey, after all. Above is Lindsay Tarpley on the skins and O'Reilly rockin' the mic.

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