I just came from our area battle of the bands competition. The way they do it, it really screws younger bands such as myself out of being able to do well. They hold it in an eighteen and over bar, but allow younger kids to come. With their parents. How many of my friends are going to show up with their parents? none thats how many. All of our bands parents had to be there as well. It was all very annoying. To vote for a band you also had to be over eighteen. Which means that even if our friends came with their parents, that would only be one vote. Everybody their said we had the best sound out of any of the bands there. the two other bands scores were 56, and 34. Our score: 24. Has anybody ever played in a battle of the bands that was judged? That would be so much more fair. When the crowd votes, it turns into a popularity contest. I guess its just a way for the bar to get people to come in and drink.