OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA
The concert tour had reached the halfway point as
the motorcycle band continued driving down I-35 South
in Kansas. While in Kansas, they saw a cyclone
"A twister, a twister!" shouted Ben.
"Right foot green!" shouted Eric as the band
groaned over that corny joke!
And to their amazement, they saw a witch flying
along the cyclone, chasing after Eric!
"Mommy!" cried Eric in panic.
"I'll give you Mommy you beefcake drummer, my
pretty!" cried the witch, "And your tympanis too!
The cyclone came closer & closer until Eric woke
up from the rest area where the band had a small
"What a nightmare, there's no place like home!"
"I knew Larry would write a Wizard of Oz gag!"
When reaching Oklahoma City, they passed by the
Washborn Guitar Factory. The plant had invited Joe,
Bart & Jason for a tour & photo shoot.
When they arrived @ the hotel, fans were cheering
for the band, begging for autographs. Most girls
surrounded Joe & Eric, some fans asked Bart & other
fans wanted autographs from Fred, Ben, Victoria &
Frank. No one approached Jason or Ralph.
"Here we go again." complained Jason, "Everybody
always likes every member of the band, except you &
me. Maybe we ought to go to The Land of Misfit Fanfic
"You'll get your day someday." said Ralph, "Let's
take our families up to our rooms."
When Jason & Ralph went up on the elevator, Jason
saw a teen reading a guitar magazine & an ad for
Washborn. The slogan said, "I play Washborn or
nothing." with a naked dude having his guitar @ the
"This gives me an idea." thought Jason, "I'll
teach Joe & Bart a lesson."
Hours later, Joe, Bart & Jason drove their
motorcycles to the Washborn plant. They were greeted
by a woman named Candace.
"Hi!" she said with a perky tone, "Welcome to
Washborn, fellow endorsers. My name's Candace & I'll
be your tour guide. At the end, you'll be a part of
our new catalog for a photo shoot."
The guys got to tour the plant to see how guitars
are made. First they saw a person working on the fret
board smoothing it out, another making the body of the
guitar. Then another worked on connecting the wires
for electric guitars & one spray painting the colors
for various guitars.
When the tour was over, Candace directed them to
the studio for the photo shoot. There, a PR gave the
guys sweatpants, t-shirts & caps bearing the Washborn
logo. The PR asked them to change into those outfits.
Bart & Joe changed in dressing rooms, but Jason
Bart & Joe were in their Washborn clothing when
they heard bass guitar music. They were shocked to
find Jason playing his bass nude!
"Surprised?" asked Jason saying, "I play Washborn
"Jason, are you trying to ruin our image?" asked
Joe as Jason stopped playing.
"I'm sick & tired of being nothing in the band."
Jason complained, "Joe's the star of the band & Bart's
the cover dude in Black Jazz Magazine."
"Can we help it if you play bass guitar?" asked
Bart, "Get dressed for the photo shoot."
"Jason," Joe reasoned, "There's something you do
that we let you do. Rap. You're the coolest rapper
of the band, even though you can sing a little. So
maybe bass guitarists aren't important to the band.
Frank started out playing for a horn section & took a
chance to become a leader starting The White Angels."
"For someone who's not black, you sure can rap."
"All right, I'll change. Just let me get this
bass off me." said Jason. Bart & Joe told him not to,
but Jason took off his bass. Joe & Bart then saw that
Jason was wearing his Guts all along.
"Had you fooled, didn't I!" quipped Jason.
Jason changed into his Washborn clothing & was in
the studio. The PR handed each of them guitar cases &
told them to open them. Jason saw a white bass guitar
with his name on it. Bart opened his case & saw Bart
on his new white electric guitar. Joe opened his case
to find his favorite brown sunburst electric guitar
that read "Joe Roman" on it.
"Joe," the PR said, "This model will now be known
as the Joe Roman model from Washborn."
"Cool!" said Joe.
So the 3 had their photo shoot wearing the
Washborn clothing playing their new guitars. They
even made a video that featured concert footage of
them & having them play live on the video. Jason got
to rap & play, Bart sang & played a solo himself & Joe
got to sing & play, then played a cool guitar solo.
At the waterpark concert, the band let Jason have
the stage rapping & playing his bass guitar. Girls
were screaming over Jason. After the song, Jason had
Ralph play an organ solo & sing.