Worlds Band

I was at a scrimmage today and I heard the sounds during the matches (e.g auton, 30 seconds remaining, match end, etc)
At next season’s worlds, I totally think there should be a live band during finals. w/o covid ofc.
Trumpets, bells, horns, etc.

Would improve moral and just be super cool I think.

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Depends on the band.

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What would the point be? And that would be impossible to get working over live remote events.

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Idk, seems like a lot of extra money and hassle for not much gain. I feel like recf could put the money to better use elsewhere

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Yes, many.

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John Cena

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This has come up before:

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Looking at this post:


I second this. This would be great, on my list of suggestions (with Steve Perry, instead of his “replacement”, of course.)
Edit: I believe Journey and the Rolling Stones were supposed to come to Nashville, my region, in 2020. Maybe they could reschedule for Kentucky.

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You pay hundreds of dollars (or your organization does for your team) to attend this event. The real question is why hasn’t there already been a legitimate half time show. Worlds isn’t just about competing but also about entertainment. It’s entertaining to watch high-level matches and get close up to intricate robots. This would only add to the experience that much more. Worlds truly is a special event and this is one of the few things I would argue could enhance it that much more.

But world’s is already a really costly and special event. If this were to increase the cost of worlds significantly then it wouldn’t be worth it. I also don’t see the relevance in why this thread was made at this point in time –– all things considered.

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To be honest, I’d want to see a legitimate act instead of a marching band. For such a high profile and costly event, a 6/10 act shouldn’t be that hard to come by with a reasonable price point. Recognizable, but not huge.

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Why not some form of Battlebots match? Former VEX competitors do it (not to mention some are sponsored), so it’d be both good promotion for VEX and robotics as a whole and it be interesting. I know that’d probably be expensive for heavyweights, but maybe lightweight versions of the big ones?

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Eh. I think a beetleweight tournament would be cool. Maybe sportsman’s.

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Most teams don’t have “lightweight” clones of their heavyweights save for the obvious Huge. The lightweight class would cost nearly as much as heavyweights for this purpose.

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how??

lol yeah thats just straight up wrong. Anyway, heavyweight competitions are extremely extremely expensive for both the organizers and the teams. There’s a reason that the only one that still exists in the US is for TV…

A beetleweight competition would be cool but its also pretty far off topic from vex… plenty of beetleweight comps already exist

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How am I wrong here? You’d need an arena with mostly comparable size and safety features. The reason why I’d said beetleweight or sportsman’s is because the arenas could be moved for a halftimesque bout.

Read the above post. The cost of running an event scales drastically with more robust safety features. I’m not saying they should have a heavyweight bout, but might as well splurge for one at that point.

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Maybe the half time show could be a judged talent show? It’ll give students some other things to worry about other than just robotics.