We're on our way to the show! "I painted my toenails,"
Jason 'Loonyboi' Bergman tells Sean. "That's heavy, man." Sean says,
"Did you bring my brush?"
It's going to be a great day. "Who's gonna rock E3 this
year?" I yell back to Chet.
"Led Zeppelin!" Chet screams.
"What?" I say.
"Yeah, man, they're playing this year. In support of a game
where you fight blimps. Or you are a blimp. Either way, blimp is another word
Jesus Christ, I think, they're gonna rock us right off the map. But
then I remember the monster riffs I wrote for "Rumble in Rock City", and I know
we can do it. After I blow Led Zeppelin's mind with my axe wizardry, I'm going to
tell them "no hard feelings Led Zeppelin. Maybe you crusty, dried up old
sanitary napkins would have better luck with a different kind of axe, like the one in
Diablo 2!" Then we'll play Diablo 2 with Led Zeppelin in front of
everyone, and I'll be the best at that too. And then a girl in the crowd will scream
"I bet you can't jump a Monster Truck over Led Zeppelin." Only, it turns
out, I can.