Yeah, so my band's first show (in its current incarnation) is a week from today, and the first prize is $300. My amp died at the audition. Guess what? It's still dead. We blew two brand new fuses trying to get the piece another breath of life, but no. They popped as soon as I hit the power button. So, I'm a little pissed. Anyway, more about the show. There's about fifteen acts. We are the only band in the whole show. It is run by black people, and no less than 10 of the acts have all black/Mexican participants. The other 'talents' are either dancing, 'singing', or rapping. We're playing Seek and Destroy, more than likely without particularly audible vocals. I'm not worried in any way about the music, as I would say we can pull it off now with one to zero mistakes, and a hell of a lot faster than Metallica plays it, solos and everything.