Well for 2 years in a row we have "almost" made the cut. 1st runner up on the local level. It always seems that by the end of the day in the local competition that politics rears it's ugly head. Is anyone else here going to Memphis this year? If anyone has been before what was it like and is it worth it to go? I'm sure that there are all of the good reasons for going like exposure, notoriety, etc. but when it is all over does any band other than the overall winning band get anything out of it? Also, for a 5 piece band to go we figured would cost us around $4000 and we are only in the next state. If any of you are going did the local blues society offer any financial help?