Yeah he pretty much summed up the entire weekend. It was very poorly run and just very disappointing, everyone can agree it wasn't what people thought SoCal was going to be. No real breakfast or lunch, things they promised to provide the teams with, turned out to be lies. The treatment of the teams was just despicable. I promised that id give a shout out to my boy Kanvar from Peoples since me and him had to deal with the whole taxi bullshit, he handled the entire situation in a very professional manner, even though we both just about had it with the whole committee. To top it off the fire alarm went off early in the morning at like 6, and everyone had to evacuate the hotel.. haha. What everyone has said is true, it probably was the worst comp. so far of 2009. I want to make a shout out to the BABC boys and their boliyan and keeping the weekend interesting. The after party was the best part of SoCal. Also big ups to all the teams that placed, and much love to everyone that came out.Kanvar said:great seeing everyone and competing. congrats to all the teams that placed. shout out to the sfu elite guys we kicked it with and ricky from abc.
on a side note about the organization:
one word: HORRIBLE. first of all buses from hotel to the venue for the show were running late and teams that were 4 and 6 (not positive if it was 3 also cus we were getting ready) weren't at the competition and teams that were still getting ready, my team included, were asked to go earlier in the lineup cus the bus was late. second at the end of the show there was some issue with the bus (rumor was it got into an accident, but i also heard their was a miscommunication about booking a bus for the venue back to the hotel) and my teams, sfu elite, majaajna, babc, abc, columbia were all stuck at the venue with little to no word from the organizers on the situation of transportation back to the hotel. we were waiting outside in vaardiyan for about an hour and a half. third, they ended up getting taxis for everyone saying they were paid for, little did we expect that when we got to the hotel we were expected to pay 40 dollar cab fares. when i tried to call the organizer, raman chadha, he was no where to be found. i had to call some volunteer who was very helpful on the phone, but i was still stuck outside with ricky from abc for about 30min with a cabby yelling at us about who was gonna pay the cab fares. when sir raman chadha finally arrived it took about another 10 minutes and a bunch of disorder for them to pay the cab fares. fourth, we were told buses running to the after party would be shuttling all night, yet when i called to ask where the bus was when we finally got ready, none of the organizers were picking up their phones as they were more concerned with going to the after party than looking after the welfare of the teams.
i'm sure other teams can validate the debacle that took place after the show ended and other numerous ones during the show.
all in all one of the worst competitions i've ever been to, let alone competed in. way too long, too many teams, ks makhan technical difficulties were atrocious and frankly i felt bad for the guy.