We will occasionally put in apps for people, it doesn't always mean that they will get in.
There seriously are some older acts that seriously do not know how to use a computer, or will not use one, so those always get entered for them. But everyone has an application.
Does this mean that someone from the band has to request this on their own, or is it more like recruiting, where the ComMitteer seeks out the band and offers to put in an app for them?
This year, I only put in apps if I was specifically asked to by someone in the band, with the exception mentioned above. I also had to tell some folks sorry, it was just too late.
Once again, there are some acts that just wont do it themselves. A lot are live arts, or groups that have just played for so many years that they just wont do it.
Last year, I approached Tolford and asked if he would be interested in playing and said if he was I would put it in for him, because it was past the first deadline. We did get a lot more strict this year because there were 639 applications.
I would say that almost all members encourage bands to apply. I personally have quit doing that because I feel like it leads to misunderstandings that aren't worth the headache, but that being said, I did nudge Flu Faker this year.
We do applications to try to be fair even though it is flawed and can be arbitrary sometimes. Maybe we should do away with the application process?
I don't see entire threads dedicated to complaining about the bands that didn't get asked to play the CDR BBQ, Independants' Day, or the Parking Lot Blowout, so maybe we should just hand pick the bands? I dunno.