Dec. 29, 2015
Nobody pulls out all the stops, every last one [principals, flutes, strings, hybrids, celestes, solo reeds, voxes, chorus reeds, compound stops, mutations, percussions, tremolos], all at the same time.
Try it once, and you'll see why.
Program the crescendo pedal for every possible stop and mash it to the floor with your right foot.
It sounds horrible.
Trust me, it'll have everyone around you heading for the nearest exit.
Same way with New Year's Eve and other holidays.
Celebrate ... but set some limits.
Be safe. Be sensible.