Ok everyone, it's back for 2005: Horror stories you've seen and/or experienced. You may want to change names to protect the guilty (or avoid lawsuits), but by all means, anything's fair game here....tell us your best, your worst, your most horrifying.... I'll add a new story here....a local college chorale was doing a big production with a chamber orchestra, and was using a Korg keyboard for the harpsichord continuo part. For some strange reason, they were transposing a recitative or an aria early on in the first half by using the softkey transposition button on the keyboard, (Guess they couldn't/didn't want to rewrite the part manually.) You can probably see this one coming.... 10 minutes later, in a separate soprano aria, the continuo started playing the intro...in the "Wrong" key of course....Accompanist had forgotten to "undo" the key change, and they started the part TWICE (each one a train wreck) before the conductor stopped, gently had them all take a deep breath, reset the keyboard, and continue. How the poor soprano was able to sing anything at ALL after two false starts (a fifth up from the original key ) was a tribute to the conductors calm demeanor and ability to keep chaos from breaking out. All in front of a live audience. My respect for this guy (the conductor) grew even more after that episode.