Hold a rock festival in your living room
June 03, 2009
Summer is known as a time when music festivals of all types start popping up around the country, offering fans two to three days of nonstop aural bliss.
However, tickets can be expensive and locations remote, which may be a disappointment for some teenagers anxious to hear their favorite band.
One way to remedy the situation is to bring a music festival to your teenager, thanks to the technological magic of the popular video game Rock Band 2.
This is a great way to engage a music-driven teenager into having some fun on a lazy summer afternoon. Make a guest list of some of his or her closest musically-inclined friends and set up a makeshift stage wherever the game console happens to be.
And thanks to the game's built-in online store, it's possible to download recent songs to play in the game (the game console will have to be connected to the internet and it's roughly $2 a song).
Finally, play band manager for your budding rock star and surprise them with a personalized t-shirt with the name of their made-up band name. Just be sure to charge extra chores for it.