Tour Guide Contest ***EDITED 09/25/11***


This contest has been cancelled. Please read this blog post for further information:



Those HQ members who are lucky enough to win the contest should contact me after the show and I will make sure you receive a digital copy of your Meet and Greet photos!



Hi, everyone! We've had some great submissions for the Tour Guide contest already, and I want to thank everyone who's participated so far. We appreciate the time and effort put into it.


Going forward, I'd like to change the way the videos are submitted to make it easier for us (especially Renman) to find them. THIS IS IMPORTANT, SO READ CAREFULLY.


  1. Upload your video to either Incubus HQ or Youtube. If you upload to Incubus HQ, tag it 'tourguide'.
  2. Include your video link in a comment to this post, and not any other post.
  3. Your video should be in English and no more than 4 minutes in length.
  4. CLEARLY STATE both your REAL NAME and the CITY YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR in your comment.
  5. Do not comment with just the link to your video, do not comment to the other threads, do not submit your video for more than one venue.

Bear with us while we try to make this as easy and painless as possible; Ren has asked me specifically to remind everyone that if the above, simple instructions aren't followed, there is "no crying allowed after the fact" if your video gets missed in the shuffle.


Please let me know if you have any questions, and good luck!


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Comment by Gabrielle Giacchi on September 6, 2011 at 2:33pm

My name is Gabrielle Giacchi and I would like to re-enter my video for the Susquehanna Bank Center show this Saturday in Camden NJ since a winner was not chosen for the PNC Bank Arts Center concert. Not to sound rude but PLEASE let me know this time if a winner will be chosen or not. Thanks. 


Tour Guide for Incubus- Susquehanna Bank Center located in Camden NJ (September 10)


Filmed in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ by Gabrielle Giacchi Incubus is my favorite band...hope you enjoy :)

Comment by ReginaSuccubuss on September 5, 2011 at 8:39pm


13 Days

 From: Regina Sanchez

For: Atlanta, Georgia, 9/17

 Love Since First Attack...Well I'm finally finished. Its a bit techy & informative  because I wanted you guys to get a feel for Atlanta even if I aint get picked (local slang) Either Way Ill Be In The Pitt...Enjoy Incubus

Stop The Hostility & Enjoy Incubus...

Why Even Asses Blame That Shits For The Birds

Comment by Lauren Clay (Mod) on September 5, 2011 at 4:13pm
Until I have word from Ren I don't have any answers, I'm sorry. :(
Comment by Kat (Katsequence) on September 5, 2011 at 3:51pm
Lauren, you may not know the answer to this but is there any chance this will all get straightened out and there will be winners for this week's shows???
Comment by Kyle Wright on September 5, 2011 at 3:21pm
I hope for the sake of all of you entered the PNC contest that this will all be resolved and that there will be some sort of restitution. I know how bad it sucks to anxiously wait all day, I waited all day till 5 pm on the day of the concert which started at 7 pm. I was extremely heartbroken to know that I couldnt meet the band. The thing that you guys should think about though and remember is that you have the chance to have it made up to you. I say all who were looked over come together and try to see what you might be able get out all of this. You ALL might be able to get your own private little meet n greet. Wouldn't that be fan-fcking-tastic?! All is not lost, there still is a chance for you guys, a glimmer of hope.

I think everyone on here is just a big a fan as the next one. We all worked hard on videos. Shit happens and its okay and understandable to be upset and angry. I'm completely sure there is some sort of explication for all this. I mean if it all comes down to 5 judging 5,000 to pick a handful winners, I can see how something would go wrong. But like I said ITS NOT OVER FOR YOU GUYS. You guys still have your chance, I don't. Its over for me. I would take that and run with it, I guarantee you that you guys will get back tenfold.
Comment by DJ Pearlman on September 5, 2011 at 3:03pm

@MelToma, I totally respect your opinion, and agree with most of it, but I’m concerned that you’re missing the point: it seems like you think we are sore losers here, and that’s not it at all. And I think entering the contest makes the preclusion of a decision being made totally our business… but now there’s an answer from Lauren & I know she’s on top of it & for now that’s good enough for me.

Comment by DJ Pearlman on September 5, 2011 at 2:23pm

Hey Lauren, I agree with you completely, and don’t believe that anyone here thinks that the band would go out of their way to dick their fans over. The shows this weekend were in the center of one of the biggest media markets in the world, and of course there’s a ton of stuff going on, and I’m sure good explanations for what happened.  My only purpose for posting at all was to point out that what went down just wasn’t “OK” with me, and probably not “OK” with a few others as well. I’m sorry you’re in the middle of this & I’ll be very happy for the information when you finally get it.  Thanks.

Comment by Minniewitz on September 5, 2011 at 2:19pm

I feel the need to contribute here even though it may seem strange to you given that I did not participate in the contest and thus did not directly feel your disappointment...  

Yes, I too would have been anxiously awaiting the status of my contest video submission and very sad to hear that a winner was not chosen; however, life is full of bumps in the road and sometimes we don't get everything that we want. It is frustrating, but let's keep in mind how much this band has given us already! I don't know of another band who keeps us - their fans! - updated the way that the Incubus management team has! We have been given special pre-sale codes for concert tickets, advanced listens to B-side tracks, had input on band merchandise and opening band selection, and chatted directly with the management team (e.g. Band Manager Steve Rennie, Fan Ambassador Lauren Clay, etc.), among other experiences! How lucky are we? Perhaps there are events larger than we are as individual beings that precluded a decision being made, and if so, it is no business of ours.  Let's face it, when it comes to this band.... contest or not... we are all winners!

Thank you for reading and for giving me the respect to voice my own personal opinion.

Comment by Jane Johannesen on September 5, 2011 at 2:16pm
It's just hard to understand what could have caused this problem. I entered, did not win, but like DJ said, at least a winner had been chosen for my venue so I was not in the dark, and did not feel badly. Someone not being chosen at all just doesn't make sense. I agree with Kirsten completely. If there is going to be a contest, there should be a winner. Yes. of course the staff of Incubus is busy, everyone is busy, however, someone had to have been in charge of handling this contest, especially one that required so much thought, a LOT of time and creativity, not to mention gasoline!
Comment by Lauren Clay (Mod) on September 5, 2011 at 1:59pm

I can assure you that there is nothing malicious about the lack of winners for the past two venues. At no point did anyone on the team say, "You know what, screw those guys, they don't really matter", I promise. I feel I can speak for the entire team (the band included) when I say that Incubus as an entity cares very deeply for their fans, and has never intended to dick any of them over in any way. Unfortunately, there's also just not enough of the guys to make everyone happy all of the time, but that is another conversation.


That being said, I cannot make decisions on the Tour Guide winners unilaterally. There are a lot of details that need to be worked out at each venue to make the Meet and Greets possible for HQ winners. If I had more information on why winners were not announced (not even to me) for the past two venues, I would share it, but unfortunately I am as in the dark as you guys are.


The best solution is just to be patient. I get the feeling that this weekend has been very hectic for the rest of the team (Cisco and I have been on our own for the past three or four preshow broadcasts, for example) and I am sure when whatever it is that's occupying Ren & co's time blows over, our favorite manager will be back and happy to explain as much as he can why things fell through this weekend. I am certain there is a very real and reasonable explanation that does not amount to 'We got lazy and didn't want to do it.' Lazy is not a word I would use to describe a single member of this team.


I promise that when I have information I can share about what happened this weekend, I will share it right away. As it stands I don't have anything at all, so I beg your patience with us, and please don't take any very understandable agitation about this situation out on the band.


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