02-19-2013 10:35 AM
02-19-2013 04:13 PM
yea, I saw that too!
they JUST built a GC here about 5 months ago, so I've never been close enough to one to be in that competition. And it was really the only thing I was looking forward to by having a GC here.
02-19-2013 04:26 PM
02-19-2013 04:52 PM - edited 02-19-2013 04:58 PM
I actually like this format better, because it gives me a chance to do it on my own time at home. Between my wife having the car 99% of the time and a 4 year old with lots of needs, it's very difficult if not impossible for me to justify going out for a competition, especially as it progresses to multiple rounds. I'd much rather be able to compete via video on my own time.
If I had more free time or a band to advertise I'd probably rather do the live performance. I like that kind of thing, it's just not practical for me right now.
Plus, the prizes are bad-ass.
what's a social networking contest?
You have to post a video of your take, then get people to "like" it or something.
02-19-2013 04:56 PM
02-19-2013 04:57 PM - edited 02-19-2013 05:03 PM
i accidently saw my local KOTB last year when I went to buy an amp at GC and they were rocking out inside. I thought it was pretty cool. this seems really lame by comparison. I mean none of it is gonna be live? what fun is that? Half the fun for me was watching how the players responded to the 'audience' and how they acted on stage-which wasnt a stage at all but on GC floor with customers milling about. Not a milieu condusive to playing live, but thats part of the fun-seeing how they deal with that. I actually considered doing it next (this ) year. Just because there was only half a dozen contestants and they were all mediocre at best. and 2 made it through...Oh well.
02-19-2013 06:00 PM
The problem with this format is that most of the entries are going to be auto-tuned, auto-timed, and the guys who win will be kids sweep picking the living shit out of pentatonic scales with a little less gain than usual.
02-19-2013 07:53 PM
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