I think for me the moment that really changed everything was when my former band Metadox opened for Dragonforce at The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY. It wasn't just that we had opened for them, we were on the tickets.
We were the first of only three bands to play that night. This alone was something I never expected. Once we got on stage and looked into an audience of 1,200, it was honestly every dream coming true. That moment solidified everything I had done up to then. I can't explain exactly how I felt, but it was like being home
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