my take on the whole birthday party issue: any band can play at your party if you want that. I mean, it's your birthday, of course you want your favourite. I voted HaroHapi cause their music makes me smile and what more can you want, but that's just what I like.
the issue is more that Roselia and PoPiPa are the Two Big Bands. only they have live shows, they get the most merch, the most music (tho PoPiPa still gets more). Roselia is easily the most popular band, as one has to be, I'm just a little worried that at this rate they'll win everything and leave the other three even more in the dust than they already are.
that's more so a problem with the franchise itself than the fanbase though. but I do understand why fans of other band feel pretty eeeh about this. when the expected / always the same character or group wins all the polls, it does wind up feeling pretty unfair. especially when your fave is dead last.
but that's just the nature of a popularity contest. it does always make me question if we should hold a lot of those in the first place, rather than just ... give one band the art. I think a better way to involve the community in decisions regarding art & merch would be to hold polls on what it should be like (like "where should [band] go for vacation? the beach, the mountains, or the big city?" stuff like that).
I mean, in the end it doesn't really matter what I think, I'm just ... not keen on the whole idea of popularity contests like this in the first place because it always leads to a lot of people feeling bitter. as we see right now. I don't think anyone's necessarily in the wrong (except people hating on Roselia or whatever, don't do that). meh. (´ｰ｀)
A friend of mine made a poll about favorite color and personality, and would appreciate if you contribute if you have a moment to spare! It's only one question, and she wants to collect as much data as possible.