Anyone that has played at the Midlands Regional Contest will have fond memories of the burger van in the Town Hall car park. This is the only catering available at the event, although there are a few public houses nearby, and it gets a lot of use from hungry bandspeople. It's a permanent fixture. When you turn up for the contest, there it is in the car park emitting steam like a small-scale coal-fired power station. As you approach, the delicious odour of junk food hits you and you find yourself ordering a bacon sandwich even though you might have only eaten your breakfast twenty minutes ago. Naturally, the first thing I did when I got there was order a bacon sandwich. This is what I must do on contest day. Eat a nice bacon sarnie and subsequently test the venue's toilet flushing-mechanisms. These are usually unrelated activities but essential to a successful banding experience. This year's bacon sandwich was delicious. In fact, it was possibly the best yet. A handily arranged table with condiments and napkins made the whole bacon sarnie-eating event much more enjoyable and at £2.20 not badly priced either. It was rather cold and I'd have preferred some sort of heating appliance - perhaps a patio heater - to be nearby, but overall this year's burger van performance was of a very high standard. Later on in the day, once there had been some beer consumed in one of the local public houses, a further visit was made. This time I purchased a 1/4 lb cheeseburger with bacon. I had onions on that. Once again, the quality was good and my hunger was sated. Next year it would be preferable if there were more entries in this section. I would hate for the performances to drop off over the years due to complacency. Thanks to ImageShack for Free Image Hosting and for Di for the photo (I was too lazy to take one).