Eleanor and I caught the Girls Rock Philly
We had a great time and Eleanor is excited about attending when she's old enough. All of the kids worked hard and they put on a great show.
That having been said, I did notice a few things. yes, I am a semi-clueless n00b of the adult variety, but I'm going to share them anyway because these are the Internets. If you're listening, GRP, please don't take this as negative feedback, I'm just curious:
1. A six-piece vocal band in the beginning. Huh! Did they get a lot of girls who didn't want to learn to play gee-tar? Or did they have a limited supply of equipment?
The vocal band did sound great.
2. Real rock star melodrama!
One of the bands was missing its lead singer. She was in the program, she wasn't on the stage... we kept waiting for vocals... there were no vocals. At the end the band members talked about how Jackie had really been there for them, gooo Jackie! (*) It was difficult to tell from the tone of voice if they were being sarcastic or not. I wanna know what happened! A+ drama.
3. I got the feeling they taught the girls to play a few notes of lead rather than a few chords. Was this someone's preferred teaching method, I wonder? Or a small-hands big-guitar issue?
If they wanted to sound coolass in a week, G C E Em and whatever else they had time for might have served them better. If the girl in question had the wingspan for it, that is. But you can play all of those with just the bottom four strings and two fingers if need be.
That is, unless Sanrio can be convinced to donate a gross of Hello Kitty 2/3 scale stratocasters. In which case Eleanor would like to be behind the truck when one of them happens to fall off.
4. Eleanor and I agreed that "DEKAFANATED" is the band most likely to go on to be awesome. "Bug Killer" is a great song.
5. The selfless, generous, strong women who organized and volunteered for this event are
all smoking hot all selfless and generous and strong
all smoking hot, selfless, generous and strong.
(*) Names have been changed to protect the innocent.