Sweet sound of success
When your team's 2-0 down and seemingly on the verge of losing the Ashes, it takes some confidence to blow your own trumpet.
But England fan group the Barmy Army have been able to do that here in Perth - finally.
Bill Cooper, the group's trumpeter, was thrown out at the Gabba and also silenced at the Adelaide Oval.
style="float:right;margin:5px 10px 5px 0;" />The Barmy Army threatened to boycott the rest of the series in protest but that was averted when authorities at the Waca allowed Cooper to sit in the Podium East Stand, which was almost entirely populated by England supporters on day one.
"They've been great to me here," Cooper, 27, told me.
"They've been very friendly and said they had no problem with me playing the trumpet, which is the way it should be."
With England ending the first session on top, the mood among the visiting fans was upbeat but Cooper insisted his quiet start was not because Australia began confidently.
"I took my time to get going because you don't want to play all day - you have to pace yourself.
"I've got a fair few tunes - I don't keep count - but you have to keep it varied to make sure the boys and girls are well entertained."
With that Cooper grabbed hold of his instrument and blared out a number created for Monty Panesar.
And as I was leaving, the left-arm spinner/cult hero struck to delight the huge English presence among the crowd.
Music to the ears.