I think that bands should be judged on their own merit, not as it commonly done to compare one against the other. It's a long day in the box and for a test that is 17 minutes long with various interpretations to consider, the task becomes more complex as the day progresses. I honestly had to get a break and some fresh air after the contest to allow me to relax and try to gather my memories of the performances. When players started to ask my opinion, I had to make sure that what I recalled was accurate, and balanced. I'm sure this is a familiar story for most. And I was sober throughout the day!