My game changing moment was getting a dvd of a documentary about The Who and seeing Keith Moon playing for the first time. Just such a flurry of madness and speed but so controlled and on the button and the reaction he got from the audience as well as his bandmates. I knew from that moment i just had to be drum player and i watched that dvd over and over again for hours. I then convinced my parents into buying me a drumkit, tried for so long to sound just like keith moon and since then i have been playing for 5 years, annoying everyone who lives near me or has been forced to be in the same room as me playing drums!
In celebration of Vic Firth Company's 50th anniversary, we've spent an entire year celebrating Game-Changing Moments in drumming -- including yours! To everyone who shared a story with us this year, thank you! Drumming is a shared experience and we are all brothers and sisters! Your stories have inspired us to continue making the best sticks possible and to continue changing the game for drummers everywhere.
We received thousands of amazing stories this year. Although it was difficult to choose only one story, we're happy to announce that Joe Russomano is our grand prize winner in the Game-Changing Moments contest!Read Joe's Story