Missed Brian T's band actually. My phone was buzzing away and I went out to take the call thinking it was important, but it was just some Indian chap trying to get me to change my internet package. I took the opportunity to stretch the old legs and 'make potty', so missed Wantage. For what it's worth I thought the first two bands were amazing, but may have been 'listening with my eyes' and the 4br prediction bias I suppose. The other thing is that because I don't play with anywhere near this standard of band the first time for a while I hear any Champ sect band they tend to sound amazing. Certainly after the first two they all sounded much of a muchness to me with varying degrees of chod until Friary came on and raised the bar again, but they may just have sounded strong because the (winning) band before them seemed all over the shop to be honest from bar one. I'll concede this may all be because my ears/ musicianship are dodgy, and I'm sure the chap in the box understood what was going on much better than me. To answer moonmins question - yes it was a good shock, all the bands got through what I assume is a rock hard piece without any major disasters as I recall.Which one did you miss, hobgoblin? And was it a good or a bad shock?