Partying With Nintendo & Natasha Bedingfield
If you're wondering what the heck E3 is, it's the fab Electronic Entertainment Expo that's been going on in LA this week. It's a huge video game convention and I have to say, if I was a single lady, this would've been THE PLACE to meet somebody because wow, there were maybe 1000 men for every woman there!
Seriously, every single lady I know in LA complains that there's nowhere to meet a nice guy in this town, that they're all too "industry". Take note, these were not slick, industry types at this convention. And no, all gamer nerds are not ugly, so next year, take yourself to E3!
Never mind that I neglected to notice that I was standing right in front of a speaker... I was too busy having a good time and was amped to hear Natasha sing. Of course, I had zero ear plugs to protect my hearing, so I'll probably go deaf in my swiftly approaching dotage.
The President of Nintendo North America finally came out and introduced Natasha and then she got to singing. And wow, can she SING!!! I'd heard her on an award show last year and thought she sounded pretty good, but the woman can really rock it and has total confidence when she's on stage. Here's a bit of footage of her singing "These Words". Sorry for the audio quality. That's what I get for standing right in front of the speaker:
And here's Natasha singing "Pocketful of Sunshine":
A really cute moment was when she sang a cover of "Chasing Cars" using the Nintendo DSi -- she didn't know all the lyrics and there's a program for the DSi (can't remember which) that has song lyrics on it. I guess it's like hand-held karaoke. She also did a cover of Madonna's "Ray of Light" and I found myself thinking that Madonna only WISHES she could sing that well.
After her performance, the DJ began spinning tracks, and that's when I knew that I was in a room with a lot of guys who were NOT from America. I mean, American men do not dance with each other in a group when Bob Sinclair's "World Hold On" comes on.
When I got home at a little after 11, my eight year-old was STILL up and he practically pounced on me. "Did you get to play any video games? Did they have any cool games there?"
Once he found out there was singing, dancing, and I didn't actually play any games, he retreated to bed, mumbling to himself, "Sounds like a boring party..."
If only he knew how much fun mommy had on the dance floor!