The big surprise today isÖ there is no surprise and no that isnít one of Gabeís three surprises. We have moved todayís surprise to Wednesday. We moved the announcement of the Midnight Riderís contest winners to today. For tomorrow, we have enlisted an old friend to help with that announcement.
With that cleared up, here are the winners of the Midnight Riderís Video contest. Thanks to everyone who entered, viewed and voted. When we originally designed this contest, we expected maybe a handful of clear winners. Instead we had over 80 videos that made it into the final round of voting.
With so many great entries, picking the winners was near impossible. As we tried to tabulate the votes today, they kept coming up too close to call. We checked and rechecked the votes. We used abacuses, calculators, and even plotted the results using the stars.
No matter how we sliced it, it was a tie.
But we had a problem, only one guitar and the Riders nowhere to be found. So we dug through their tour bus, through crates, boxes, and too many cans of diet energy drink to count. And there it was, a little more worn than the other, even looked like it been used for more than just rocking. But now we have one nice clean guitar and one dirty bloody guitar.
After you watch the two winners, it should be obvious who gets what guitar.