Alright, I have an All-Northwest Audition this Friday (I hane today and it didn't go very well). And I was wonder if I didn't eat right or if I didn't drink enough water before playing, or if I ate too much or drank too much. I had eaten a normal sized lunch for me and auditioned at 4pm and had a horrible lip. (I usually just eat twice a day, a small lunch and a ENORMOUS dinner). I was wondering if it was better to play on an emply stomach or full stomach (I think it can affect your breathing, but I'm not sure which is better). I'm very flexible about how much I eat, what I eat, and when I eat. Also, I was wondering if hot sauce would be good before I play, since I had allergies and it would clear the sinuses, but I'm not sure if it does anything to your lip as a side affect. I know that eating salt is BAD before playing. I've heard that if you take tylenol (sorry, my spelling is bad today) that if will reduce the swelling of your lips and they will last longer, and I tried that during all state when I practiced 6 hours a day and it worked, but I don't know if it just makes it last longer or if it helps. My audition is in the morning this time, about 7am (I usually get up at about 4:30 to 5:00 on weekdays, but I usually in bed by 10pm). So I was wondering if the morning would make things different. I'm a decent trumpeter (I was 6th in Wyoming last year and have came a long long way since then) but Northwest is different and I doubt I'll make it. But I just want a good audition, I'm not concerned about making it. My audition today was far from my best and I don't want that to happen again. Am I blowing things WAY out of proportion with these things, or are they actually valid things to consider? Thanks.