YES! FUCKING YES! My band participated in the battle of the bands in our nearest city at this live music club. It had 2 heats on 2 separate days. 12 bands would attend and 6 go to the finals. Only 5 showed up today so the rules got changed and only 2 got to the finals and one of em was my band. Went in for some feedback and critics from the jury after the show and we got praised and it felt all awkward. "you were the best goddamn thing today, it was incredible". They were all songwriters and not that into metal or whatever so i feel REALLY honoured Next Friday we are playing in the final Getting stuff like "you sounded professional, interesting yet simple" just feels REALLY good. This doesn't make me on a high horse or arrogant, I just feel fucking honoured and like i have accomplished something!