Last weekend I made my first visit to the All England Masters and really enjoyed the contest. However, my sole disappointment came when I was being driven from The Corn Exchange. Just up from The Corn Exchange were probably 50/60 bandsmen and women who decided that the road was actually a beer garden for competitors and anyone who dared to drive down the road were a major inconvenience. The driver of the car sounded the horn only to be greeted by the behaviour of something nearing that of a football holigan. What these people would not have known is that the driver of the car was actually an off duty policewoman who took some persuading not to get out of the car and arrest one person in particular. I suppose what I'm getting at, is that we are representing a movement who's public perception is not always good. We need to represent the band movement in a positive light. Banging and kicking the car of Joe Public will not help. Can you imagine the bad publicity we would have had if the 'copper' had actually arrested one of these people? Maybe, if you can't handle a few pints you should keep yourself in the pub where you can't be seen.