I suspect the 2010 Butlins Competition will be even bigger than 2009 with more bands competing and more people packing the entertainment venues and restaurants. Although 2009 was still good I think the competition was well over-subscribed. The introduction of the youth competition and the increased number of bands allowed to enter (in one section requring split leg competions with play-offs) seemed to have overwhelmed the facilities. We couldn't get rehearsal facilities on-site, we failed to get to eat in any of the restaurants and the entertainment venues were so full that the top bands had either to be over amplified or not heard. I also think the failure to provide some non-brass entertainment also detracted from the weekend. I was completely 'brassed-off' come monday morning. I have been to Butlins since the competion started there and it used to be so special. It seemed a little flat last year in comparison. Any thoughts ?