Dance Dance Revolution
No this isn’t some random review of DDR or it’s latest song list (although I dig some of the music on there).
NO! This is something way better than a DDR song list.
So, every year for the past maybe 10 years, my family and I take a trip to Reno, NV or LV, NV as a summer family vacation. Oh the Arcade Games! Oh the ticket games! OH LOOK! DDR!
Maybe there was a time a few years back where my knees could endure the wrath of the DDR arrows, now I’m not so sure. Even with my well supported running shoes, I am still not sure; so much for self esteem, eh?
Hey! I can play on medium mode. I can. Even better that I can play on easy mode. I didn’t stop playing because I was too embarrassed when I missed arrows or what not. I stopped because of my knee and my knee surgery.
So back to the whole vacation thingy. Having been around video games and arcades a lot, I notice little things. Maybe being a girl and my always having to look around makes me notice things. As such:
Why do people in other arcades out of the state of California do MOST DDR players play with slippers on?
Look, I know it’s summer time. You want to be cool (cool as in not warm or hot but cool. Not like .. Hey.. I”m cooler than you kinda cool). I just don’t understand the concept.
See, to me that is just a some kind of accident waiting to happen. I have gone to tournaments and seen footage online to know that even with sneakers you can slip and fall and crack your body into pieces. WHY THE SLIPPERS?!?!?!? I don’t get it.
I have played DDR countless times with sneakers. I almost slipped twice — WITH SNEAKERS! And here you have these crazy kids wearing beach slippers playing DDR on the most difficult level; and not even getting the arrows down correctly anyways.