I would say that this audition was actually one of the turning points for my musical journey. If it wasn't for failing this audition, my life would probably look pretty different right now. I probably would not have played that Ensign Symphony concert last week. I probably would never have learned how to tune and blend with as much precision as I know now. I probably would have sold my piccolo by now (how sad!).
So that's why I'm glad I failed this audition. Even though it's a giant cringefest to remember it.