In which Rock Band 2 engages Transwarp drive on a heading of awesome

So I’ve had this for a while now and have been meaning to write about it after my Twitter teasing a few weeks ago.

Anybody who knows me knows I have an unhealthy obsession with Rock Band.

As in, I like my rock banded, not heroed. As such I have spent an insane amount of money on the DLC, as well as guitars, drum sets etc. But no one could have told me, with a straight face, that what my band Subject to Change was missing was stage presence.

You people are smart. You see where this is going.

We now have the official Rock Band STAGE KIT!

Yes that’s right. We have a light show and fog machine.

And it cranks the awesome into the nexus phase, indistinguishable from total awesome.

I never thought something so frivolous would become so essential. To try and show you, I have captured authentic grainy Internet video.


Couple points, the lights are actually very bright, and the video was in a dark room on a crappy camera so if it looks even partly awesome, you must have this. That’s Rochto rockin’ the Ion kit.

We’ve not done the fog machine part for one reason, our Rock Band room (formally known as the "Home Theater Room") is 12×12 and the idea of a full fog in there reminds me of any FPS made in 1999 when volumetric fog effects became the rage and everything was in foggyvision.

If you’ve ever dreamed of getting an ION, or have over 200 total Rock Band songs you simply must have this.

All non light show rocking is now, by definition, not rocking.

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