3am gig, Club OZ

The air is thick with solid beams of light, blues and greens and reds made manifest in the swirling fog.  The music is Rebel Girl by Bikini Kill and our lead singer is suitably drunk and loud.

I know she’s there because I can hear her, but I can’t see her through the fog.  I don’t have time to think about it because I’m playing lead guitar and it’s complicated.  Maybe we should have practiced more, but now it’s too late and we’re playing.

Then the strobes hit and I see the crowd, floating faces lit up by the light show and made bodiless by the thick cloud of fog that fills the too small space.

We finish strong and Lisa, our vocalist, voice raw from the performance asks if we can

Someone shouts Aqualung from the back of the family room.

Welcome to Rock Band 2, with the stage kit.