The new team running the Assembly Rooms' naive approach to crowd management led to a pretty uncomfortable crush outside the ballroom and on the staircase as the soundcheck for Brazil!

Brazil! Presents Favela Funk Party continued beyond showtime on Saturday. And what lay in wait behind the doors wasn't much of an improvement. It's certainly high-energy, as promised, in the work-the-crowd-to-the-max tradition and in the female dancers, whose movements were at times mesmerising, there's a visual spectacle. But the sound quality left the band rattling away with little definition or shape.