Battle of the Agency Bands
With help from the disarming Alice Anda (and the kind indulgence of Massive's Cassandra Nuttal), ad:tech's blog crew crashed last night's Battle of the Agency Bands, a Guitar Hero party sponsored by Massive.
Suited up like charming schizophrenics, agency bands played a random Guitar Hero song for a crowd composed of their own cohorts. I wish I could attach the agency name to each of these videos, but we were in and out in two shakes -- too quickly to info-gather. One of them is MediaVest; and creatives from Ogilvy performed, but I didn't catch footage.
More, more, more:
Bangin' stage presence:
The requisite boa:
As an added bonus, DMC of Run DMC was part of the panel of judges. Here's evidence of him confessing his undying love for me:
Or not. The (rough) conversation:
Me: "Why is everyone taking photos with you?"
DMC: "I was in a band."
Me: "Which band?"
DMC (humble throat-clearing): "Run DMC."
Me: "Raaaad." (Moment of quiet admiration.) "How'd Massive get you to be a judge?"
DMC: "Oh, I know someone ... who knows someone ... who knows someone."
Me: "Do you even play video games?"
DMC: "Nah. My son does though. You?"
Me: "No. But I've always been fond of Tetris."
DMC: "I love Tetris!"