Any horror/success stories? This is what happened at our last talent show appearance.. 24 hours before the '87 High School talent show we painted a big red "87" on the back of an old acoustic guitar and made some strategically placed cuts in it with a hacksaw so it'd smash easier. The band had done the talent show for several years in a row, as well as dances, parades on flatbeds, etc.. so we were a known commodity. At the show we went on after the Dancing Raisins (a huge smash at the time, a cultural absurdity now.) We got through the set without a hitch and ended with a frothing-at-the-mouth version of the Who's "My Generation" - I came close to nailing all the fills. Sung by Cutter, our token jock, it was complete with spitting, spluttering and the requisite stuttering. The kiddies were going nuts. During the end-of-song raveup Cutter grabbed the acoustic guitar, raised it high above his head in a totemic frenzy, and proceeded to lurch about the stage doing his best Pete Townsend. Pieces of guitar were flying everywhere - it was a grand success. Yeah, we got chewed out for it, but it was worth it.