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Patent Pending in Billboard Battle of the Bands Finals

Posted by - 01:17 PM on 05/18/12
Update 3: Tune in to the Billboard Music Awards tonight (Sunday) on ABC to catch the band performing live! They will be on somewhere between 10-10:45 EST.

Update 2:
They won!

Update:
Voting is now live.


Patent Pending are in the finals of Billboard's Battle of the Bands. You'll be able to stream the show and vote live tonight starting at 11pm EST/8pm PST here. If they win, the band will perform live at the Billboard Music Awards - so be sure to vote.
An open letter to Patent Pending's second familyHey Guys, its Joe from Patent Pending! I want to take a moment to express my feelings towards the current (and most exciting) chapter of Patent Pending. Tomorrow, we are competing in the Billboard & Chevrolet Battle of the Bands in Las Vegas, Nevada. Six bands from six different parts of the country playing six different styles of music all fighting for one chance of a lifetime. The winning band will play live Sunday night at The 2012 Billboard Music Awards taking place in the arena at the MGM Grand Casino. If we win, we will get the chance to play in front of a live audience of 30,000+ of the music industries whos who (including Bieber) and an estimated 12million tuning in to watch on TV. Obviously we dont need to explain how massive of an opportunity this is for a rag-tag group of misfits that formed in my parents basement 11 years ago in Long Island, New York.

Before we hit the stage tomorrow and bare our hearts and souls, fighting for our chance to play in front of the world, I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for affording us this opportunity. Thank you for putting us here and thank you for making every note that we play mean something.

To me, this has never been about money, this has never been about after parties, this has never been about cars we one day wish to drive or houses we one day wish to live in. This, is now, has always been and forever will be about the feeling we get when we share our music and experiences with all of you. Its about the kid who stage dives and jumps for 30 minutes straight while we stumble through our clumsily written songs. Its about the rocket ship tattoos covering scars of a misguided past. Its about the stories, the struggles, the memories and friendships weve made at sweaty venues after seemingly impossible all-night drives in our nearly extinct green van. This is about all of us. This is about family.

Win or lose I know one thing will remain true: this will not change who we are, what we do or how we do it. Well forever be that Long Island band that just wont go away; The band who will play any show regardless of location or attendance; The band you found on accident; That group of guys who slept on your floor and those dudes you ran into at Taco Bell.

This is a chance for the misfits to rise above the line of musical obscurity and take all that we have worked so hard for to the main stream. Should this not work out to be our chance to tell the world who we are, I know well all regroup in a sweaty rock club or VFW hall and find another way.

Thank you again for putting us here. Were going to do everything we can to make you proud. Collectively, were the last of the true believers, and that means everything to me.
 
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01:22 PM on 05/18/12
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Cool! I wish them all the best.
01:27 PM on 05/18/12
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I've known them since 2004 and have seen them play in 3 different states. I've opened for them with a ton of bands countless times. If there was ever a band who deserves this, it's Patent Pending. They've been DIY since the very beginning and they should be a lot bigger than they already are. They have never "sold out" or made music that didn't come from their hearts. They do what they love to do and to see them win this contest will mean the world to them and their fans (myself included). Best of luck guys!
01:29 PM on 05/18/12
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hope they win!
01:38 PM on 05/18/12
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I've known them since 2004 and have seen them play in 3 different states. I've opened for them with a ton of bands countless times. If there was ever a band who deserves this, it's Patent Pending. They've been DIY since the very beginning and they should be a lot bigger than they already are. They have never "sold out" or made music that didn't come from their hearts. They do what they love to do and to see them win this contest will mean the world to them and their fans (myself included). Best of luck guys!
I agree. Seen this band in almost every time zone and they deserve this so much. I'll be tuning in tonight to watch the show.
01:54 PM on 05/18/12
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I hope these guys win, they definitely deserve it!
01:57 PM on 05/18/12
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I've known them since 2004 and have seen them play in 3 different states. I've opened for them with a ton of bands countless times. If there was ever a band who deserves this, it's Patent Pending. They've been DIY since the very beginning and they should be a lot bigger than they already are. They have never "sold out" or made music that didn't come from their hearts. They do what they love to do and to see them win this contest will mean the world to them and their fans (myself included). Best of luck guys!
Backed. They should be huge. Hopefully this is what gets them there. Anyone who has seen their live show knows that they are a shoo in.
02:06 PM on 05/18/12
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So excited for them--definitely backing them hard.
02:10 PM on 05/18/12
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vote for them!!!
02:10 PM on 05/18/12
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I love Patent Pending and its a real honor to see them as many times as I.have on Long Island and I can't wait to see them at Bamboozle!
02:12 PM on 05/18/12
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I love Patent Pending and its a real honor to see them as many times as I.have on Long Island and I can't wait to see them at Bamboozle!
Hopefully you wont see them as they will be playing the billboard awards!
02:34 PM on 05/18/12
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Band rules and is made up of some of the nicest people I've ever met. I can't think of a band out there that deserves something like this more. It would be amazing if they win. I really hope they do.
02:50 PM on 05/18/12
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I love these guys and wish them the best. They should be much more popular than they are.
03:12 PM on 05/18/12
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Will be bringing my laptop to the party I'm going to tonight just to vote for them. They deserve it.
04:17 PM on 05/18/12
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Great band, great guys. There are very few bands that work as hard as these guys do. I'm hoping for a win!

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