Bayport-based band, , did not advance to the final round of Bamboozle's Break Contest last month, but that won't stop the seven member ensemble from fulfilling their summer plans, which include recording an album, and for some members, heading to college.
The Break Contest allows unknown and local bands to compete for a chance to play the Bamboozle Festival, which occurred earlier this month in Rutherford, New Jersey, and featured performances by Lil' Wayne and Motley Crue.
The twelve hour-long final round, which took place at the Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale brought out 22 of the original 500 bands.
Break Contest's winning band was Wordspit the Illest, who Guy Pablos' Nick Vetri described as "amazing."
"They're really genuine guys," said Evan Schlossberg who also plays in Guy Pablos.
Guy Pablos didn't advance to the final round because they didn't utilize social media enough, according to Joe Boisits. Boisits said the judges told the band they had "high energy" and are "what Bamboozle looks for," but they lacked social media outreach.
"Social networking is very important these days," said the band's Bryan Rooney.
As for competing in the Break Contest next year the band says yes. "We made it really far this time," said Andrew Frey, the band's drummer.
Though this year's Break Contest was not the sweeping victory they hoped for, the band did make important contacts in the music industry, which they plan to use this summer while recording their first album. The band also has summer plans to tour Long Island, but nothing is concrete yet.
At summer's close the band plans to stick together, although some of the members will take on a whole new commitment - college. Rooney plans to attend York College in Pennsylvania and Nick Vetri plans to attend the State University of New York at Stony Brook and will major in Philosophy.
"It's like a long distance relationship," said Frey, who plans to attend college in the fall but does not know where yet. "We're together through thick and thin."