I'm not here to hell raise or annoy anyone or even tread on anyone's toes, I'm just looking for views on a matter. There is a rule that no band can practice in the venue of the day of the contest, however I've noted a few bands have been practicing in the venue on the week of a contest. My view on this is that it seems a bit unfair that bands close to the venue have that advantage that they are close enough to do that, and actually tailer their performance to the exact acoustics, but other bands who live more than 40 miles away don't have that opportunity and therefore are at a distinct advantage. my view is that the rules should be changed to disallow bands to rehearse in the venue up to a month before the concert, the exception being if a band was holding a concert in the venue. Discuss.