Last week, in celebration of the release of “Green Day: Rock Band,” we announced a very cool contest. One lucky Green Day fan could win a “Rock Band 2″ guitar autographed by Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool. All they had to do was submit a video explaining just why Green Day rocks.
Pretty cool, right? As expected, we got tons of videos from rabid fans … so many, in fact, that we were forced to spend all weekend going through the submissions. (We do it because we care.) But today, finally, we have a winner: Maddie, who hails from Boston and who absolutely blew us away with her video, a combination of admirable fanaticism — check the homemade artwork! — and bookish Green Day facts that also manages to be pretty funny, too. (Our favorite line: “They have two albums about crap!”)
Bottom line: We laughed, we cried and we learned something, which is about all you can ask for in a winning submission. Which is why we’re proud to say congrats to Maddie. Your autographed “Rock Band 2″ guitar will be on its way to you real soon! And to all of those who entered, thanks for your videos. We were definitely impressed with all your hard work and dedication to the band, and we’re certain they would be proud of the commitment that their supporters gave them.
You can check out her winning video below.