One of the most-anticipated activities at next month’s Seattle Interactive Conference will be opening night’s Battle of the Geek Bands, a fast-paced competition in which five bands from the tech industry take to the stage at the Showbox Sodo.
Now, here’s the deal: Four of the bands have already been chosen by the SIC committee from a pool of more than 30 entries. That leaves one opening slot.
And here’s the cool thing. GeekWire readers will have the last word between the two final contenders: Afraid of Figs and The Baudboys.
Watch the videos, and cast your vote for your favorite in the poll below. Voting will take place through Monday, October 24th at 5 p.m. at which point SIC will announce the five finalists, including the wild-card, community-supported entry chosen here.
Bands will take the stage November 1st, performing at the Showbox Sodo in front of an illustrious judging panel that includes Sir Mix-A-Lot; Chris Ballew and Jason Finn of the Presidents of the United States of America; and yours truly.
So, without further ado, here’s a look at the two contenders for the final slot with descriptions of both. Don’t forget to vote in the poll below.
Afraid of Figs: Saxophonist Chris Bloomquist works as a technical recruiting manager at AltaSourceGroup in Kirkland.
The Baudboys: The undisputed kings of “Geek A Capella,” the group is comprised entirely of current and former Microsoft employees.
Now, after watching the performances above, who do you think is most deserving?
UPDATE: The voting has concluded, and Afraid of Figs has been declared the winner. See our follow-up story: “Meet the five finalists vying for the title in next week’s Battle of the Geek Bands”
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