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dear all,

profuse apologies for rampant pluggage / plea, however my band (talanas) have just been shortlisted to play the main stage at damnation festival this november. it's a hell of a chance that's been thrown our way and would allow us to share the stage with major acts such as paradise lost and dillinger escape plan.

it's currently down to a vote, with no registration is required to do so. you can apparently vote once every 24 hours and the poll is open until september 30th over at Damnation Festival 2010 - Official Website

i absolutely understand that this quite a bit of a liberty i'm asking, but if you have a moment i would be extremely grateful, it would make a big difference to our future work.

many thanks,

H

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it's REALLY cool to have this much support.

if you're ok to do it still, the gap does keep threatening to close though and the second place people are pretty damn active today. you can apparently vote twice on the page by hitting 'view results' on the Damnation Festival 2010 - Official Website page, and then you're also apparently able to vote again using a different browser. going by how the votes have been jumping ahead in both bands' cases, this looks to be the method most are using.

getting this slot would make a HUGE difference for us. we weren't actually planning on gigging this year at all since we're writing and then recording the album.

thanks again.

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yep. i'm afraid to say it's all basically gone to sh*t. i'm utterly gutted, as are the rest of the band and are a fair few others.

there's really little that can be done now. there's a huge amount of blame tennis going down on the sodahead page and we're choosing not to involve ourselves as it's a dispute that will never resolve or reach a conclusion.

guys, i want to thank you ALL for being so amazingly supportive with this. i'm sorry that it was cut short before all the work could be given some gratification but i'm going to try and come up with a way to make it back to you if i can.

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Honestly if you're going to do something like this voting through a web poll you should have somebody that knows what they're doing design the poll so it can't be scammed with 5 minutes of work :lol:
agreed, but as ewan (liquidcow) my guitarist had pointed out the official voting page is set up for a totally inconsequential, humorous site with votes like "should bart simpson be yellow?" etc. it's not meant to handle such heavy traffic and opinions.

the sad thing is that the exact same thing happened to a friend of mine's band when the same poll was put up for another stage at the same festival the other week (as in, a million votes ammassing over a short space of time) and nobody complained loud enough for there to be an inquest. i'm by no means defending the incredibly skewed voting system that was in place, but i'm narked that now the whole thing has been thrown out the window a LOT of blame is being thrown in bad directions.

basically the entire subject has descended into a "no, THEY did it first" he said / she said mire which we're very pointedly not wanting any part of. the bugger though is that it appears to have brushed off onto the festival organisers. i prefer to maintain a professional silence over forum-lead attrition but you do start to wonder at what point one should (as a manager) step in to give the official line from your side.

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