8:45 pm Friday night
Tonight is big day for Jeff because the competition going to happen in any minutes. Meanwhile in the hall, the crowds almost filling the hall, most of them are teenagers and the rest are young adult. In front of these crowds, there is a thick iron bar separate them from the judges. While on the stage there three people set up and checked the instruments and equipments for last preparation before the show start. Meanwhile, behind the stage numbers groups warming up with instruments and their vocals. Most them were wearing their favourite band's t-shirt together with traditional metal uniform like leather jackets, denim jacket and chains. Jeff and his group walked up the stairs to stage and Davey, his drummer peeking the crowds behind the curtains,
“Oh my God! Duuude, that's huge,that's huge, huger than last show!” he refer the crowds.
“Hey, relax this is not your first time. It just crowds getting bigger” Henry the bass tried to calm his member while he put both hand on his. Davey with thin beard covered his face and he has body chubby body, the bandanna tied on his forehead is getting wet because he is sweating. Then backstage employee approached to them,
“Okey, you guys are the forth, please line up” he asked and he lead these guys come down to queue. The employee keep continue shouting at the other group to manage them. Later, Davey sees his genesis. Correction; another band contestant where they more popular compare to Jeff's band. They were wear band shirts, skate shoes, cameo shorts, and white make up with black massacre. As usual they had long hair except his bassist short spike hair, the singer have thin beard cover his jaw. They walk toward to stage and backstage employee approached them quickly,
“Where the hell have you been?! You are up next!” he walked away and sigh angrily.
They watching him walk, continue heading to stage and start smirking as they sees Jeff warming his guitar.
“Hey...nice guitar...” he mocking Jeff's guitar, his band mates start chuckling. His Stratocaster copy guitar body dark green with a little glittering, maple fretboard and black six strings. Jeff roll his eyes look at him,
“Well thanks, Chad.” he sighed,
“Is your last minute weapon?” Chad jokingly while his mates still chuckles. Jeff remain silence, stare at him and Chad call one of his friends to bring guitar for him.
“Hey, my dad just bought this guitar couple days ago” he opened the guitar case and showed his black Jackson guitar. It look shiny as new,
“Is...is that that Randy Rhoads guitar?!” Mike second guitarist from Jeff's band,
“Not just that, it's X series too. The latest.” Chad's bassist said and Mike and the rest of the band begin to jaw drop except Jeff.
“Jealous heh? By the way, my dad had one his friend working with Jackson so got a little bit discount of it.” he sling his guitar ready for show as current band on the stage nearly end and the crowds begin to wild.
“Very impressive Chad but I'm not buy it and-”
“Your strings had broken 5 times and you nearly screw up last show” he cut off Jeff.
Jeff sigh loudly while the drums and guitar on stage still roaring,
“What do you want Chad?” he asked and Chad looking around. He try to wrap his hand on his should want to speak secretly but Jeff backward a bit,
“I don't need that just tell me what you want and you are running out of time!” he warned.
“Well you know we have been known each other since high school and you were in my band before, but then things not got quite right-”
“Just say what you want!” Jeff getting annoyed by him,
“I...I want you to be in my band. If you're with me I can give you a new guitar, your guitar near broke, bro. Anyway, I mean you have a talent, bro and you are good composer and song writings.”
“Yeah, thanks...but no thanks” he refused. Chad puzzled, he confused what he meant
“No, I knew you gonna used my guitar as trigger object, pursuing me to get into your band. Besides, to be honest I didn't like your music direction.” Jeff getting near to him, suddenly tone of his band member calling Chad,
“Chad, we're up! Don't waste your time with that pussy, he'll never be with us!” one his mate calling him, he start walk away from him toward stairs heading to the stage. Then he turn back at Jeff,
“You know you just miss your opportunity, I won't offer anymore-” he pointing finger to him,
“Okey.”he answered back,
“Even if I win-”,
Chad felt rage failing to pursue him, he continue walk up to stage and he stopped again,
“You are pussy wake up, move foreword! No one will listen to your music! Make a music a bit radio friendly then you get attention by record company easily, you know. If you want to continue on your way, you better stop and you'll never make it!” he walked toward the stairs.
Jeff sighed loudly and continue his warming with his guitar, Davey walked panicky to him,
“Jeff, Jeff I have to go bathroom!” he anxiously,
“Seriously?! Now?!” he disbelieved,
“I'm sorry dude, I'm having a big time!” he quickly gave drumsticks to him and rushed to the bathroom.
“Where did he go?” Mike asked,
“Bathroom.” he responded without at him.
“Did he know that we have only less than 10 minutes?!” he complained
“I know, right.” he rolled eyes and backstage man approached to them,
“Hey, you guys better standby at the stairs because you are up next and it's easier for you.” the man command them and lead them to the stairs. They heard the presenter introduce Chad's band,
“...our next contestant is...Black Curse!!!!” he ran to behind stage and they running to stage. Chad greets the crowds as they cheering loudly and slowly quiet. The drummer hitting triple rapidly on the hi-hat and immediately started music with machine gun speed of double bass. He begin the riff and some of the fans went crazy, raise the fist, showing devil hands and jumping each other. He start to screaming where Jeff and his mates watching them at behind the stage with puzzle expression and jaw drop confused,
“Is he screaming or...singing? Mike scratch his head,
“Both.” Jeff while his eyes still on them. They paused at the moment watching their behavioural jumping around.
“Hmm...they sounds like they being circumcision” Henry mocking tone at the same time he rubbing his chin. They laughing including backstage stuff. After Black Curse done, they thank to the judges and fans. Chad walk to back stage, he saw Jeff stood with his members, he rolled his eyes and bumped his shoulder purposely. It cause he loss a little balance, he look at him angrily and he rubbed his pain shoulder. Suddenly he noticed Davey haven't return from bathroom,
“Hey, is Davey have return yet?” he begin panic as his drummer not appeared yet.
“No.” all of them shaking his head. Fuck! The presenter returned to the stage he give information about his band and the stuff guy said,
“Okey, you are up!” he command,
“Wait! Can you give us few minutes 'cuz my drummer have return yet.” he asked anxiously,
“Are kidding me?! You have few second to get on the stage!” he want pushed him to the stage. Before he respond Davey running toward to them,
“Sorry, that I'm late. What did I miss?” he gasping for air,
“We are on now!!” all them screaming to him causing him jump off and Jeff give the drumsticks to him. All sigh anxiously as the host call their band name,
After an hour show, now it time the judges to reveal the winner. One of the judges walk to stage, hand in a piece of paper to the host, he look at it and nodded to him whereas others band stood on the stage waiting for the result. The host present the winner price; their price is...$50,000 check together dealing some independent record label for first price. While second price is $10,000 check and the third is $5,000 check. He look at the paper; first, reveal the band third place and every one in the hall cheering and applause . The co-host give away the price to the third winner then the host calm the audiences and they remained silence while he about to announced the first place,
“Okey this the moment of truth, the first place is...” as the bands on the stage started praying whereas the fan shouting the band name.