I'm pretty new here, but think I have a good idea for a new thread!! I did a joint concert the other evening (my band, an orchestra, danncers, drama, etc) which Prince Edward attended. Afterwards, I was one of the 'lucky' few picked to meet him. When he saw us in our dashing uniforms, he said 'ah, so this is the band! where are the rest of you, at the pub?' which, of course, they were. and where I would have been had I not been bullied into representing the rest of them! So I was wondering-is his perception of banding founded? are we ALL a bunch of alcoholics? DO we all head straight for the pub after practice? have ANY of us never got drunk at a contest? ARE there any teetotal bandsmen out there? I invite you all to share your drinking memories, be they funny, shameful, contest-affecting.........anything!