"We wuz robbed!!" No doubt, after every band contest, 9 bands run around chanting this, while the tenth jumps on their bus, trophy in hand, and big smiles all around. With the Aussie Nationals a few weeks back, no doubt there are many bands in my area also saying it. But when I say it, I mean it. On Tuesday night a most haneous ( did I spell that right?? Education is poor out in the colonies!!!) crime was commited to the Gladstone Municipal Band. Hoodlums smashed the front door or our band hall down, broke into our storeroom and took some VERY VALUABLE equipment from us, and we are rather distraught. It wasn't our brand new Pearl SBX drumkit that cost us $5000, thank Goodness. It wasn't Bronnie or my sax because I had been down practising that day. It wasn't the band's spare tubas. Trombones, cornets, horns andbaritones are safe also. All our euphos are loaned out, so hooray for safety. They didn't even take the money from our bar till!!!! But........... THEY STOLE OUR GROG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They ripped the padlocks our 2 fridges, stole our softdrinks, stole our beer, and stole MY BOURBON!!!!!!!!! Police are down making a bloomin' mess fingerprinting the joint. Theories include possible break-in from foreign sailors and hoons discovering the new access road built by council coming down, having a drive and a brief exploration. So my advice - LOOK AFTER YOUR ALCOHOL PEOPLE!!!!!!