Out of interest, are you guys laughing because you think that the petition is pointless, or because you think that Avenged Sevenfold is a worthy booking?
The honour of the entire of Germany is at stake.
There is a survey EVERY year after the Wacken festival. If (say) 50.1% entered AS as group they wanted to see, who is the WOA organisation to argue with it?
A bunch of so called tr00 metalheads may be against it, but that's their problem. If they go, they can fill in the survey of 2008, and say which band they DON'T want to see anymore.
And the petition won't help. I can give you a VERY good example if you want to.