Xbox 360 != Owned by me.
Xbox 360 = Returned
After 3 trips to the local Wal-mat and 2 calls to the district manager I secured the return of my broken 360. It's sad that it had to come to this. Had I used the machine for more than 22 days before it crapped out on me I might have had a desire to keep it, but it didn't and I don't. I'm all for letting companies fix their mistakes, but a call to Microsoft informed me that due to current overload in the repair department I would be with out the unit for over 2 months with no compensation for time lost. That is unacceptable. It baffles me how these clearly design flawed units are till on the market. Even after extending the warranty for that particular issue with units so many of you are having other problems. Faulty disc drives, broken hard drives, the stories seam to never to end. These problems are not something that I wish to deal with. I don't need this worry and stress in my life. It' was fun while it lasted, but not fun enough to worry every time the unit was turned on.
In other news:
Last night I attended the single best concert I have ever witnessed. It began with a 30 minute set by Against Me. They were OK. Not necessarily what I would listen to on a regular basis, but decent enough to open a show. More Punk than Rock, but new Punk not old-school. After their set Jimmy Eat World took the stage. Their 40 minute set was a mix of popular songs such as "In the Middle" and "Salt Sweat Sugar". All in all a good performance save for the atrocious lighting used which seamed to be implemented strictly to blind the audience.
At exactly 10pm Foo Fighters took the stage to a nearly sold out Bank Atlantic Center. Opening with a rousing rendition of "The Pretender" followed by "Road to Ruin" and others from their new CD . After thirty minutes Dave Grohl picked up an acoustic guitar and walked the entire legnth of the stage's 100 foot catwalk to the center of the arena where a second stage descended from the rafters. Here on this second stage we were treated to all acoustic versions of "Skin and Bones", "Everlong", and the absolute highlight of the show "My Hero". Imagine if you will 14,000 people singing....no...screaming the lyrics to My Hero all the while being encouraged on by Grohl to be ever louder.
After the thirty minute acoustic set the band ran full steam back to the starting stage to pound out another 30 minutes of hard rock favorites from the band's entire collection including "Monkey Wrench". Once the "final" song was sung the band exited stage left. A minute later the stage's video screen sprang to life displaying images of the band back stage smoking cigarettes through their noses while drinking beer. Quite funny. The encore was another 30 minutes of awesome with "Big Me" and others followed by a ground shaking closer of "Best of you".
Two hours. Two hours of the most solid rock performance I have ever seen. Everything was spot on and the band energy was immense. It was the opening show of the tour, so I'm not sure if they could produce a 2 hour set nightly, but regardless if you are any kind of Foo Fighters fan you absolutely must go see this concert.
I know I promised a vlog, but my voice is completely shot. I am a gigantic Foo Fighters fan, and when Grohl told the audience to sing as loud as they could I took it as a personal challenge.
I did however buy something game related with the return money, and as soon as I find my voice again I will debut it.
Until then, thanks for reading.