Posted by Chris on November 2, 2010 at 01:00 PM CST
Longtime forum member and friend to Rebelscum and TheForce.net, Bret Calltharp, plays bass guitar in the band Seven Years Past. Check out their Facebook and MySpace pages.

The band is involved in a contest for WSUN 97X in Tampa as one of ten bands competing for an opening slot at the 97X "Next Big Thing" concert. If they win, they will get to play in front of an estimated 20,000 people and share the stage with bands such as My Chemical Romance, Chevelle, Against Me!, Finger Eleven, The Black Keys, Switchfoot and others.

Bret was part of the group that traveled to Tunisia this summer with our very own Chris Wyman and is involved in the SaveLars.com efforts. IF THEY WIN, Bret will be wearing a black shirt with "SAVELARS.COM" in big white letters as well as handing out information at their merchandise table to further publicize the efforts of this great cause.

The band is full of Star Wars fans so they hope to get a few Stormtroopers on stage with them during the set to help show off their fandom.

There is an online vote going on now until November 29th. Head to http://www.97xonline.com/nbt10. It does require you to register the first time (don't worry - the default is set that you won't receive emails from 97X), but after that it's easy. Simply click the "Vote Here" button and select "Seven Years Past".

Bret is wearing a Skywalker Ranch t-shirt in the photo so they should be easy to spot. Help the Force be with them and go vote! You can do so once per email address per day.
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