Is it open season on bandsmen, the promoters seem to think so. When bands pay to enter competitions why should the players have to pay once again to both listen and hear the results of their own section. It does not happen in the North West area or the Yorkshire area, maybe if the finals are to be held at Harrogate 2005 we should all forget buying a ticket and stay in the bar and try to drink that warm **** that they were serving. I think that it is absolutely disgusting that even the band representitive has to purchase a ticket to accept the promoters invitation to sit on stage whist the results are announced. I have no problem in paying to listen to another section, but object to being ripped off as I was at Harrogate last weekend.