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Well in short it is flawed but here is how they do it-First 7 spots are the closet bands to the performance site(based on an outdated websites driving time estimate) drawn in random order. The next 7 closest bands follow the same process and then the last 6. It does a GREAT job of allowing all the bands that have performed together all season to be grouped together.
The other big flaw, is that some bands drive down the night before, so if a band that goes on in the last block decides to drive to X high schoo in the Indianapolis area, the night before, they will get to have a full nights rest and a full day of rehersal. How fair is that to a band who had to wake up at 5 with no rehersal before that show.
Not sure you really wanted to come off as complaining about fairness, but that's how I read it. Someone COULD complain about, oh say budgets for example, my guess is Avon who I LOVE to watch has as bigger budget than most any other band, doubt they would want to "level" that playing field, I know I wouldn't if I were them. There is no way to make things "even". You get them as level as you can, and go from there.Please keep in mind that this post is in NO way meant to disrespect Avon in anyway, I hold them and the people I have met from there in high regard. Just used them as an example.
Disagree. Yesterday, we made the trip to Evansville from Greenwood (4 hours one way) and back all in one day. I don't think anyone saw that as a competitive disadvantage, even though a lot of the other bands had a 1-2 hour drive to our 4 hours. New Palestine probably had a longer drive than we did, but that's it. Please note, I am NOT complaining about the length of the trip, but it's an 18 hour day for the performers and probably 21+ hours for some of the adults.
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