[IMGLEFT][/IMGLEFT]Being a bit long in the tooth I can think back over some 50 years of summer bandstands and, with the exception of the inevitable bad weather, I can’t think of a time when a band turned up but was unable to play for non-weather related reasons. Well it happened to us this summer, not once but twice! :sup In early June we turned up at a bandstand bright and chirpy (as usual - well in truth not quite everyone fits into this category!) and waited for the chairs. And waited, and waited, and waited……… In the end we had to abandon the concert and return home without a note being played. This despite helpful audience suggestions like ‘couldn’t you just stand up’ and ‘couldn’t you just march around a bit’! :frown: Anyway, there followed quite a number of successful and fulfilling park jobs until late August when a second concert had to be canceled and for the same reason – no chairs! Different venue but the same problem. :frown: As I said I’ve been around a bit but this has never happened to me before. Has anyone else been stopped in their banding tracks this summer?