I've been going to ACEN since 05' and always attend the soapbubble every year. Each year seems better than the last, but I WILL NOT attend the soapbubble this year. Why you might ask? A factor of reasons. One of the reasons I was so excited to go to 2011 was because of just two acts: Amaya and Jeffito.
Why you guys didn't bring either of them back this year is just poor planning on your end. I don't know Amaya's story. I still enjoy his music and I'm sure he has bigger and better things to worry about. I think he's from California so Acen is probably small potatoes to him. I'm a fan of both of them on Facebook and although I don't know either of them personally, there's no excuse as to why either of them aren't back.
I understand Jeffito might have said some things either on this forum or on his fan page. At least that's what I gathered from what he posted on his page. But he did say one thing (before he deleted it) that really peeved me and a few of my friend off. Where is the proof? From what I understand, you guys just got rid of him. I met him on the Sunday afterwards when he was djing near the gameroom and handing out demo cds. He was very polite, very nice and seemed enthusiastic about what he's doing. He didn't seem like any of it was for popularity or for show. He even told me to come next year (being 2012) for an even better show and I have DJ friends. So you have to understand how promotion works. He constantly promoted the soap bubble all year long and you guys just give him the boot. For whatever reason.
I know the soapbubble will be filled no matter what, but the heart, the reason I go, is gone. I don't just speak for myself, I speak for a lot of my friends and for our anime club. As vice president, many of us agreed not to attend the soap bubble but will be first in line for hardcore synergy. I hope they bring Amaya and Jeffito.
Both Amaya and Jeffito are professional and actually enjoy what they do, regardless of exposure. Granted one of them (not to name names) might act like a kid once in a while. But this is an anime convention. Not a job fair.
Also, it's stupid things like this that make me rethink how idiotic the soap bubble has become.
Why would you guys bring in such an amateur and unprofessional DJ to replace him? That's just disrespectful. I don't know what Acen has become (in terms of the musical talent you choose to bring) but it's shameful and a waste of good talent (not to bring back either).
If you're going to bring in DJs based on Facebook polls, I suggest to you saiyajinimport to look at this one.
He has my support.
This post has been edited by deadmau5 fan: 06 February 2012 - 04:49 PM