Well it sounds like you guys had a somewhat frustrating time in Atlantic city with the setup and two of the judges.
I will tell you that the setup at the Hammond regional doesn't sound all that different than what you had in AC, there was a TV for the drummer and one other tv for the the other 3 to share. They did have a huge projector shooting the game onto he back wall, but in order to utilize that you had to turn your back to the crowd and therefore couldn't use that screen.
We had a little trouble with the judges in Hammond too, we drew Battery as our random song and one of the judges remarked that our style and outfits didn't match Metallica (WTF???) like we knew we were going to play them.
Also one of the judges said "You guys started really slow, and I don't know maybe that is how the song goes, but you need to grab me right from the start." (No **** sherlock, Battery starts really slow, were you not just listening to that song or what!)
Everyone had to deal with the judges and their personal preferences from the regionals to finals, but I don't need the judges to be cruel like the one sounded like in the finals. Hope it didn't completely spoil the trip and experience.
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