Documentary: TDI Road Trip

1st Documentary Movie

A week had passed without incident since we (the guys) and the girls had been in the hotel. To be honest, things have been going well for all of us. Gwen and I have gotten a lot closer, Geoff and Bridgette have officially become boyfriend and girlfriend, and Duncan has finally been able to talk to Courtney without getting on her nerves, (most of the time). Also, the others have been doing good too. Harold and Leshawna have recently become good friends, Katie seems to be stricken with Noah (not that he really cares), DJ and Sadie have become close after Sadie complimented DJ's bunny, Owen and Izzy were fascinated with each other since they first met, and Tyler has been spending a lot of his time in Lindsey's room, lately.

One day, I was lying down on my bed, staring at the ceiling, bored. I would have been talking with Gwen, but she and the girls had to go somewhere. I sighed as I looked around. I looked at my packing bag and suddenly realized something. I sat up and picked up the bag and looked inside. I rummaged through what was left inside and found what I was looking for: the video camera we were given for our documentary. I exited my room and headed across the hall to Duncan's room. I knocked on his door and waited for him to open.

After a minute passed, he opened up, wearing his clothes and looking as if he just woken up from a nap. "What?" he said, looking at me with a stern look.

"Its been a week since we got here and I realized we have to do something for our documentary."

He sighed as if he didn't want to, but knew he had to. "Go get the others, while I get dressed." He said as he closed the door.

Within ten minutes, everyone was assembled in the hallway with our band equipment. We were about to walk to the elevator, when Duncan stopped us. "Whoa, whoa, whoa. Where are yougoing?" he said, pointing to Tyler. Tyler looked at him, confused. "Last time I checked, you weren't part of this band." Duncan said, crossing his arms.

"B-but I have an instrument." Tyler said, pointing to his bass. Duncan narrowed his eyes.

"There's room for only one bass player in this band, and that's me." Duncan said, pointing to himself. Tyler looked downcast as he sighed and picked up his band equipment. He was about to head back to his room, when I grabbed his shoulder and stopped him. I looked at Duncan.

"Yo Duncan, give him a chance, man." I said. "We haven't seen what he can do yet."

Duncan glared at me. "Trent, it doesn't matter what he can or can't do. There is not enough room for two bass players in a band."

"Let him try, dude. Grade him and then we can decide if he gets to stay in or get kicked out." The rest of the guys seemed to agree with me, except Noah, who was lost in his book, as usual.

Duncan sighed, frustrated and looked at me. "Fine, but I'll be the one grading him. If he does good, he can join the band. If not, then he's doesn't join. No ifs, ands, or buts about it."

I smiled. "Deal." Tyler smiled and silently thanked me.

"Good, now let's hurry and get this equipment downstairs before I change my mind." Duncan said as he began pulling his bass equipment to the elevator. The rest of us followed suit and lugged our equipment downstairs to the lobby. Edward looked up from his computer he always seemed to be working on and noticed us.

"Heading out today, sirs?" We all looked at Edward.

"Yeah, just going to go get some practice done." He said as he struggled to keep his equipment from falling off. Edward noticed this, and smiled. He then snapped his fingers and more of his servants arrived.

"Help these gentlemen get their equipment to their car." He ordered. They bowed and began taking our stuff one by one. Duncan looked at Edward.

"That reminds me." He said. "You have a map to the nearest music studio?" Edward nodded.

"Just a moment, sir." He said as he began typing some stuff on his computer. A printing sound was just heard, and Edward soon handed Duncan a piece of paper.

"These are directions on how to get from here to a studio, sir." He said, bowing.

"Thanks dude." Duncan said as he walked to catch up with us.

Duncan told me to drive, while he took himself a short nap. Geoff yelled out the instructions to me. I tried to pay attention, but it was hard to listen over Duncan's snoring. Within five minutes, we arrived at the studio. It looked slightly impressive, compared to the ones we had back home. Parking the car somewhere nearby, we all got out and took out our equipment. We walked in and looked around as no one was around, which was good, since we worked better alone, most of the time.

"You guys ready?" I asked, as I plugged my guitar into the amplifier. They nodded and we soon begun to rock.

3 hours later, we were all back in my room, editing our tape, which I both shot and starred in. We finished and put the tape in the VCR, to see how it looked.

*Camera comes on and shows Trent*

Trent's POV

"Hi, folks. Trent here broadcasting from Los Angeles, California and this is the first documentary video."

*Camera then shows band practicing*

"And this is our band, Too… Much… Drama!" *Band continues playing music until static appears on camera*

*Shows close-up of Trent, playing guitar*

"Me, again. I play lead guitar and I'm the lead singer of the group. Codename: Ninety. My bandmates made it up. Why exactly, I'll never know.

*Shows Trent playing nine notes on guitar*

"I also write most of the songs with my bandmates' help. There is one song I'm trying to write to express my love for a certain girl. I can't find the right lyrics for it, but I will one day."

*Shows Trent at a desk writing sheet music*

"The cool thing about being in a band is just the fact that you're doing what you're doing best with people who are just like you. Ever since I was young, I've always wanted to be a rock star. My main influences are Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and plenty of other bands. I know I'm never gonna as big a hit as them, but that's gonna stop me from trying!"

*Trent plays a guitar solo, then smiles at the camera as it goes to static again. Soon, shows Duncan playing Bass*

Duncan's POV

"What up? I'm Duncan, the bass player. Codename: The Bad Boy."

*Shows Duncan playing pranks on bandmates*

"I'm basically the leader and the spokesperson for our band. I'm the one who started Too Much Drama and the one who brought us all together. I'm also the backup vocalist for some of our songs and I'm mainly the one sings lead when our songs are metal."

*Shows Duncan singing with Trent*

"Being in a band is cool, its just traveling to different places that bugs me. But then again, it is nice to be adored by people who love you. People think I'm mean and cruel for doing the things I do. They ask me why I do, what I do, but I give them no response. I do it because I'm me. I do it because I can and I want to. They think the stuff I do to my friends is harsh, but I call it TLC."

*Shows Duncan spraying 'Too Much Drama' on the wall of the studio. Turns back and smirks at the camera as it goes to static. After, shows Geoff on keyboards*

Geoff's POV

"What up, dudes?! I'm Geoff, the keyboardist. Codename: Party"

*Shows Geoff throwing a party in the studio*

"Basically, my job is to play on the piano or keyboards whenever they're needed in a song. That isn't all the time though, but still it's nice being in a band, dude. Trent also says I'm good at cheering up the band whenever we're in a tough spot or we're in a bind we can't get out of."

*Shows Geoff playing a keytar*

"There are a lot of cool things about being in a band, but the thing I love about the most is traveling to different places and throwing a lot of cool parties!"

*Geoff plays a few notes on keyboard before smiling at the camera as it turns to static. Next, shows Owen bashing on the drums*

Owen's POV

"Hi! I'm Owen and the drummer. Codename: Big Boy. Woohoo!"

*Shows Owen eating a surplus amount of food*

"When Duncan found out I could play the drums, he automatically let me join, saying I could get all the food I wanted for free. And its true! I've been eating food nonstop, without having to pay for it!"

*Shows Owen bashing on the drums*

"I like traveling on the road with my friends! Think about it: new friends, new places, and new sights, new everything! But the one thing that's never new is the free food!"

*Owen looks at his drumstick for a second before biting it, and sighing happily. Camera goes static. Then shows Harold playing guitar*

Harold's POV

"Hi. I'm Harold and I play the electric guitar. Codename: The Wiz."

*Shows Harold playing guitar in a wizard outfit*

"Before I joined the band, I used to be made fun of all the time. Duncan was one of the ones who did it. But soon after, he found I played a guitar, and so he allowed me to join. He's stopped with the jokes so far, but still doesn't know how to lighten up."

*Shows Harold doing a guitar solo*

"Traveling on the road is really cool as long as your friends are there. The thing I like about being a rock star is going to different cities and meeting all the chicks."


*Harold finishes guitar solo and smiles at the camera, but then looks down as Duncan pulls his pants down He tries to cover his face from the camera as it goes static. It comes back on showing DJ on the turntables*

"Hey, I'm DJ, and I'm the disk jockey, or the DJ of the group. Codename: Bunny."

*Shows DJ, playing Session by Linkin Park on turntables with Bunny on top of his head*

"I learned how to spin the turntables from my friends when I lived back in Jamaica. People have always asked me to be the DJ for parties and dances, simply because my name was DJ. It was irritating at times, but I made plenty of friends."

*Shows DJ at recording station, fixing the dials and buttons*

"Not only am I the DJ, but I'm also the group's producer. Whenever we get a song out, I'm the one who does the final editing and who puts the song on the album. I have to make sure, everything sounds perfect, before I can finish it."

*Shows DJ, continuing to play Session*

"I don't have a thing against traveling, as it means meeting people who like to rock, just like us. I have a lot of people to thank for getting me this far, but the person I'm most thankful is my mama."

*Picture of DJ's mom on his turntables. He smiles and waves to the camera as he finishes. Static soon comes on and reveals Noah, playing rhythm guitar*

Noah's POV

"Noah. I play rhythm guitar. Codename: Bookworm"

*Shows Noah, reading a book, looking bored*

"I really wasn't into the whole rock n' roll thing. The only reason I joined is to prove to people that I know how to rock to. I read books on how to play guitar. When I needed a band to join, Duncan's group just happened to be the best one."

*Noah plays a few notes on his guitar*

"I don't really care about traveling or seeing a bunch of weirdoes go crazy as we play music. It seems like a good waste of energy to me. The only I do enjoy about the music business is being able to write music and talk negotiations with people. Nothing more, nothing less."

*Noah again plays a few strings and then walks off the camera. Camera goes static before finally, revealing Tyler as he plays bass*

Tyler's POV

"Hey dudes. I'm Tyler, and I play 2nd bass. Codename: The Jock"

*Shows Tyler play bass guitar, jumping around*

"I'm the last guy to join the band. I joined with them after they picked me up and Duncan gave me a chance to prove myself. I'm nowhere as good as him, but I can rock!

*Shows Tyler playing a bass solo with Duncan*

"I've never really traveled before, but it sounds nice. It'll be cool having fans cheer my name and go crazy. But I can't accept any girls, because there's already one girl who has stolen my heart."

*Tyler finishes solo and smiles at the camera as it goes static again. Goes back to showing the band, practicing*

Trent's POV

"Trent here, folks. As thanks for watching this long presentation, we would like to present you with a song."

*Camera goes static until the band is shown, playing One Step Closer by Linkin Park*

I cannot take this anymore
Saying everything I've said before
All these words they make no sense
I find bliss in ignorance
Less I hear the less you'll say
You'll find that out anyway

Just like before...

Everything you say to me
Takes me one step closer to the edge
And I'm about to break
I need a little room to breathe
Cause I'm one step closer to the edge
I'm about to break

I find the answers aren't so clear
Wish I could find a way to disappear
All these thoughts they make no sense
I find bliss in ignorance
Nothing seems to go away
Over and over again

Just like before...

Everything you say to me
Takes me one step closer to the edge
And I'm about to break
I need a little room to breathe
Cause I'm one step closer to the edge
I'm about to break

Everything you say to me
Takes me one step closer to the edge
And I'm about to break
I need a little room to breathe
Cause I'm one step closer to the edge
And I'm about to break

Shut up when I'm talking to you
Shut up, shut up, shut up
Shut up when I'm talking to you
Shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up

I'm about to BREAK

Everything you say to me
Takes me one step closer to the edge
And I'm about to break
I need a little room to breathe
Cause I'm one step closer to the edge
I'm about to break

Everything you say to me
Takes me one step closer to the edge
And I'm about to break
I need a little room to breathe
Cause I'm one step closer to the edge
And I'm about to break

*Song ends, and static appears. The band is still seen practicing*

Trent's POV

"This concludes our documentary. I hope this lets you know a little bit more about us. We aren't just a normal rock band making music."

*Shows bandmates shaking hands and hugging each other.

"We're friends. Friends who just do what we do best. We are Too… Much… Drama."

*Video ends*

After the movie, we all looked at each other. At first, we said nothing. But soon, we all started laughing and clapping our hands.

"That was good, wasn't it?" I asked.

"Of course it was. I was in it, obviously." Duncan said, with a smug look.

"Yes, even I'll admit that that was enjoyable." Noah said, smiling.

"Hey, uh Duncan?" Tyler called.

"What, dude?" Duncan asked, looking at him.

"Does this mean I'm in the band?" Tyler asked, nervously. We all stopped what we were doing and waited to hear Duncan's response. He crossed his arms, and closed his eyes as if he were thinking.

"Well, you did good in the studio, but not that good." He said, looking at him as he opened his eyes. We all were litterly holding our breath. Duncan looked at him seriously for a moment, but then smirked.

"But you did well enough. You're in." Duncan, patting him on the shoulder. At this, we all cheered and patted Tyler on the back and arms.

"Hey, shouldn't we celebrate him joining the band?" Geoff asked. Duncan nodded.

"Good idea. Let's all go tonight." Duncan suggested. I looked at him.

"If we do, can we invite the girls?" I asked. Duncan looked at me.

"Yeah, sure. If they ever come back." He said, scratching his head. With that, we all did one last cheer for Tyler, before the guys headed back to their rooms. I collapsed on my bed, exhausted. But still I couldn't wait for tonight. It was going to be magnificent.

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