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    Images from the weekend on 4br

    Anyone else thinking it was a mistake taking photos of the MDs where you can clearly see the audience behind them?......

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    Makes you wonder how many people are actually interested in listening to other bands, eh?
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    When we (Delph) played in the 3rd section, the hall was by no means full, but there was a decent sized audience there. The picture looks like we were playing to no one but the adjudicators, but that wasn't the case at all.
    I've played to far less at other contests that weren't as drawn out as the Nationals weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hells Bones View Post
    When we (Delph) played in the 3rd section, the hall was by no means full, but there was a decent sized audience there. The picture looks like we were playing to no one but the adjudicators, but that wasn't the case at all.
    I've played to far less at other contests that weren't as drawn out as the Nationals weekend.
    I stand corrected, however it does look like the audience turned up disguised as chairs. As I question, is it a mistake to publish photos that give that illusion?

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    The unavoidable problem is that if you want to present the results in the same hall, you need somewhere that can hold all or most of the players who are competing in a single section. There are unfortunately few brass band contests that attract a big enough audience to compare with the number of players there, and set-test contests suffer more than most, as do all contests that insist on charging players for entry.

    That said, you can see no-one at all in the seats behind Gareth, yet when we first sat down I looked around the hall, as I often do. At a guess, I saw fifty to a hundred people in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bayerd View Post
    I stand corrected, however it does look like the audience turned up disguised as chairs. As I question, is it a mistake to publish photos that give that illusion?
    Very true, but the angle the pictures were taken from (of the ones I've seen) show the seats to the far right of the stage (As you look at it) and no one would sit there unless the hall was full.

    I've been to BBCNOW gigs in St David's Hall where there have been literally hundreds of people watching, but banks of empty seats to the sides because people don't want to watch from the side unless they have to.
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    Shame that there are no pictures of the Midlands first section champions! At least there is an apology. Disappointing, but imagine the photographer could not get a clear shot due to the motion blur from our playing... or something (!)
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    Hah, somehow we got our MD's picture in there with the winners despite coming 8th (3rd section retro). I knew that suit had a purpose Simon.

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    I sat through a fair chunk of the 4th Section....it was fairly empty from where I was sat....

    I was chatting with Paul Hindmarsh and I think we were in agreement (at least some of) the facilities of the hall make it attractive but it generally looked empty, isn't a particularly nice place in which to play and - from my perspective at least - not a nice place in which to listen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worzel View Post
    Hah, somehow we got our MD's picture in there with the winners despite coming 8th (3rd section retro). I knew that suit had a purpose Simon.
    Quote Originally Posted by 4barsrest
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    MD enters in a white suit which makes him look like a cross between Dr.No and Randell & Hopkirk Deceased.
    Not quite the impact he was looking to make
    Nothing to see

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMJ Recordings View Post
    I sat through a fair chunk of the 4th Section....it was fairly empty from where I was sat....

    I was chatting with Paul Hindmarsh and I think we were in agreement (at least some of) the facilities of the hall make it attractive but it generally looked empty, isn't a particularly nice place in which to play and - from my perspective at least - not a nice place in which to listen.
    I hope you were chatting with Mr Hindmarsh in the foyer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laserbeam bass View Post
    I hope you were chatting with Mr Hindmarsh in the foyer
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    Was in the hall for 1st and 2nd sections on the Saturday and would say there must have been 100 to 200 people in there. Plenty of others mingling about in the foyer and trade stands too.

    Though there were considerably more bandsman in Wetherspoons, that was heaving.
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    So, hands up if you think it's worth all the effort and weeks of practice and all the sacrifice many of the performers will have made to perform to 200 people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bayerd View Post
    So, hands up if you think it's worth all the effort and weeks of practice and all the sacrifice many of the performers will have made to perform to 200 people.
    Shureley you meant 2 people - in the box?
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