Fusion Tour Bands and Celebrities Party Nintendo Style
Late Monday afternoon, we unexpectedly received an invitation from Nintendo to a party in Hollywood with the bands from Nintendo’s Fusion Tour and a host of other celebrities. Since the tour’s been on the road for several weeks now, it does seem a bit puzzling that they’d call it a kickoff, but no matter, Steven Rodriguez and I decided to attend.
Taking place at Joseph’s, a small club near Capitol Records that regularly hosts celebrity parties, Nintendo’s party was rather simple. On the sidewalk, there was a wall emblazoned with the Fusion Tour logo and a blue carpet (apparently they were out of red ones). Inside, there was a DJ on the dance floor, a large common area, and a small room set up with games next to the bar. At first it seemed that having the bar and games in the same area made it a bit overcrowded, but as some people started moving on to socialize, it turned into a valuable spot for Nintendo because whenever someone wanted a drink, on the way out, he or she would turn around to see a group of models or musicians having a blast playing Donkey Konga. Even late into the evening there were still people noticing the game for the first time, wanting to know what the heck it was.