I have listened to Desford's 1986 winning performance of 'Year of the Dragon' recently and had a little smile at the massive applause that arupts about 8 bars from the end of the piece, whilst the band are still in full flight. Got me thinking about some of the best responses I have witnessed. As a player - Winning the Senior Cup with RTB 'Pagannini Variations'. Last note felt like it went on forever and as soon as we hit the final note you could hear whistles, cheers and see a number of people on their feet. Great feeling! In the Audience - YBS performance of 'St Magnus' at the Euros seem to create histeria. As they hit the final note you could see almost a Mexican wave of people standing to applaud. Another last pause that felt about 20 seconds long! Also, Faireys Uk premiere performance of Heatons 'Variations'. Again, a standing ovation but more diginified. Heatons family were present and they were clearly moved plus a number of prominent musicians were on their feet to applaud such as Edward Gregson, Bram Tovey, Elgar Howarth etc. Felt like a recognition of everything they had heard: band, MD and most of Heaton's music....awesome stuff. Whats the best reception you have recieved or witnessed? What was so special about it?