#1
My band played our first show last night, a battle of the bands. We got first against some bands that are honestly way better than us. We did put on a decent show, especially considering it was our first. But we really shouldn't have won. We just promoted a lot and got a lot of our friends to come out and see us play.

We won 100 bucks and had one hell of a good time. But I really don't think it was fair. anyway I've been thinking about it and I'm wondering how everyone else feels.

Who should win, the best band, or the band who brings that most people through the doors?
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#3
Winners of that sort of thing are usually determined via crowd response or judge bias. Therefore, the crowd really liked you, or one of you blew a judge.
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#4
Obviously the better band. There is a company in my city that hosts shows as well and they base winners on the amount of tickets sold, which seems to be your case.
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Winners of that sort of thing are usually determined via crowd response or judge bias. Therefore, the crowd really liked you, or one of you blew a judge.



entirely up to a popular vote
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The band that wins should be the band that the crowd loves more, regardless of skill.
This.
#7
It depends. How "good" a band is is subjective, so if there were only 3 or so judges, then you might get opinions that were different from the majority of the crowd. The popularity method's flawed, but it makes a lot of sense.
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It depends. How "good" a band is is objective, so if there were only 3 or so judges, then you might get opinions that were different from the majority of the crowd. The popularity method's flawed, but it makes a lot of sense.

I think you meant subjective.
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The best band.

that's what I thought to, but I talked to one of the promoters and they made a good argument saying that who ever brings the most people in generates the most revenue and therefor should get more money for playing
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#13
The best band doesn't always win, just the one with the most dedicated friends and fans. The music business is a very unfair place.
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that's what I thought to, but I talked to one of the promoters and they made a good argument saying that who ever brings the most people in generates the most revenue and therefor should get more money for playing

Yeah, but then doesn't that turn into being all about the money?
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Yeah, but then doesn't that turn into being all about the money?



The scene is all about the money to anyone who runs the shows.
#17
it's because of your band so many more people showed and payed to go in. you made them the most money, voilà there's your prize.
#18
Stop being so modest. Become an egotistical douche. Make us wait 10 years for your next album.
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#20
So you guys are saying if Fallout Boy and i dont know, Megadeth, or some other metal band that 99% of people on this forum like, went up in a battle of the bands..

fallout boy would win?
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#21
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So you guys are saying if Fallout Boy and i dont know, Megadeth, or some other metal band that 99% of people on this forum like, went up in a battle of the bands..

fallout boy would win?

Yes. Get used to it.
#22
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So you guys are saying if Fallout Boy and i dont know, Megadeth, or some other metal band that 99% of people on this forum like, went up in a battle of the bands..

fallout boy would win?



In real life? Absolutely, BATB's are just popularity contests, as are most local shows.
#23
I'm sure the judges all legitamitely voted for you.

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#24
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So you guys are saying if Fallout Boy and i dont know, Megadeth, or some other metal band that 99% of people on this forum like, went up in a battle of the bands..

fallout boy would win?

Depends on the audience. Megadeth have a wider, more loyal fanbase whereas Fallout Boy are just a phase, but are very popular at moment.
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So you guys are saying if Fallout Boy and i dont know, Megadeth, or some other metal band that 99% of people on this forum like, went up in a battle of the bands..

fallout boy would win?


Well, who would be in the audience? 99% of the people on this forum, or Fall Out Boy fans?
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#26
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Depends on the audience. Megadeth have a wider, more loyal fanbase whereas Fallout Boy are just a phase, but are very popular at moment.


Also, the Fallout Boy crowd is not as likely survive a beatdown from the Megadeth-heads.

And for once, Dave Mustaine's voice is less wimpy than his competition's.
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#27
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Well, who would be in the audience? 99% of the people on this forum, or Fall Out Boy fans?

if it's a local show, then probably a bunch of scene girls...
#28
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Winners of that sort of thing are usually determined via crowd response or judge bias. Therefore, the crowd really liked you, or one of you blew a judge.


Most definitely. I've board opped a couple BoB's, and I'll never forget the one time when, after the proceeding band didn't listen to me about setting their guitars stage volume only loud enough to get their tone and to let me take care of the rest (and subsequently sounded like ass), the head judge went up to the next band and implored them to listen to me...the only band she did that with. Surprise surprise when they won.
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Also, the Fallout Boy crowd is not as likely survive a beatdown from the Megadeth-heads.

And for once, Dave Mustaine's voice is less wimpy than his competition's.



Megadeth fans would beat up 13 year old girls to win a battle of the bands.
#30
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Megadeth fans would beat up 13 year old girls to win a battle of the bands.


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#32
My old band came second in a local BOTB, we played stuff similar to Maiden/Megadeth and the winners played ska. The judge approached me afterwards and said we were by far the better band, we were great and all the rest of it and booked us for a few upcoming festivals which were quite big. At the end of the day though he said the most popular band always wins, regardless of 'talent' or skill.
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#34
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The scene is all about the money to anyone who runs the shows.

Not always, I know a guy that puts on shows for the sake of the music.
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Then sue a ****load of your own fans.
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#36
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Not always, I know a guy that puts on shows for the sake of the music.


Wish there were more of those guys, but he'd be the exception and not the rule.