Have you ever noticed how adjudicators often say the same sort of things when they open their post contest speech..... things like..... I've / we've had a really good day, I've / we've enjoyed listening to all the bands I / we think all the bands have coped well with the piece etc....etc..... Do they really mean it???????? Sometimes when I have had the chance to listen to an entire section at a contest, there is normally one or two bands that have really struggled with either tuning, the dots or a combination of both, sometimes to the point that it gets painful to listen to. So I got to wondering what would the reception be like if the adj's were to really speak their mind,(but without being overly nasty.......) How would they open their speech ??? What do you think they would really like to say?????