I just wondered what everyone that went to the open thought about yesterday? It was the first time I have been just to listen and I thoroughly enjoyed it and I think Cory played stunningly. What I did find strange though, is that none of the bands were allowed to come into the hall to listen to the results, unless they had bought tickets. I completely understand that it was sold out, but it was half empty during the results, atleast some of the bands could have come in. I thought this massively hurt the atmosphere during the results as there was no big cheer or anything because the bands weren't able to listen, other than in the bar. To be fair, I haven't been to the Nationals/Europeans etc either so I don't know if this is what normally happens for the big contests that are actually well attended.