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Old 09-11-2019, 07:23 AM   #10
Texas Gael
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Join Date: Jun 2003
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Default Re: Solo Competition Breakdown

I was competing at the Arlington TX Highland Games in the late 19890s, playing Captain Norman Orr Ewing in Grade IV March. I was going into the fourth measure, everything going well, when unnoticed by me, a Street Band formed up right next to the roped off competition area, only a few feet away from me, and struck in and started playing to entertain the crowd. I was so startled I made some note errors, but didn't break down. I was furious with the steward for allowing this to happen.

At this same HG, in the Grade II competition, an older woman walked up while a competitor was playing and started hollering at Jimmy MacGregor, who was judging, asking him for start times of various activities. Again, no steward in sight. Very poor organization.

Cheers -

Wes
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