Second story: A female student played a multi percussion selection, in my opinion letter perfectly. Judge did not say or write one comment other than to tell her that she was improperly dressed and should not be wearing pants. She was wearing female black dress pants, a jacket, white blouse and a small black hat. Awarded her a three. No real problem with the rating, because that happens but no comments as to the performance.
Thought of one other. Back in the dark ages, I had a twirler who was an absolute raving beauty and was a three time first division winner at state. Her senior year the judge, who was a fixture at TSSEC, gave her a first division again because her performance was flawless. However his comments were only about her beauty, almost to the point of being creepy. Again kinda makes one wonder.