Just wanted to post my $.02
I had a blast in AC hanging out with all the bands. I think by the end I had managed to talk to pretty much everyone in all the bands from the Finals and AC regionals and truthfully I had a great time. I was also pleased that no one tried to sucker punch me for anything mean that i may have said while being a judge - I tried to keep it constructively entertaining and if I said anything out of bounds I hope to hell you made me buy you a drink - because I clearly would have.
I just wish I could have hung around for the B52s show on Saturday.
I hope everyone had as much fun as I have with this contest and I hope we are able to do something like this again in the future.
Thanks to all the bands that competed and also big thanks to Harrah's for hosting. Lastly I would just like to point out the incredible efforts of Dropslash who kept this thing running from beginning to end and is truly one of the raddest people I have gotten to work with in my years out on the road.