I think that Kent Reedy's woodduck was real. When you say that a piece is not real (George) you miss one of the, if not the greatest, treasure that competitions give us. That is taking a piece above and beyond what we do everyday. That is the point of competing for many. It is very real to the artist. It is growing. Just like spending months in the studio to make an awesome album, milking a song for every last drop, makes the live performance better. Does the night after night live show match the sound quality of the album? Heavens no, but it does not make the recording any less real. It seems like that point is missed.