yeeeeeeeah my beeeees
CHECK OUT DEM GRAY PANTS
That time the stadium lights went out on a Troop rehearsal and they just kept going
I still get goosebumps every time I think about that moment. Having watched drum corps practically since I was born, it’s a little surreal.
The video absolutely does not do it justice, and neither does the audio recording. They cut out a lot of it (we had a looooong field-set-up, to be fair) and they actually went in and TURNED DOWN THE AUDIENCE in the balance (or we can blame the directional mikes, idk, I just know it’s comparatively lower). I know this because at the beginning of Spag West they DEFINITELY did. /trumpet ego
I think this sort of makes this an established tradition now, three in a row, right? I know it’s not technically at all related to Thanksgiving in any real capacity, but it’s the closest thing I personally have to a pilgrims-and-indians joke. Aside from the fact that I’m trolling my facebook feed with actual historical facts about Thanksgiving and making a lot of people really uncomfortable. Which I’m okay with because then there’s also a “‘MERKUH!” asshole posting stuff (“from a Canadian’s observations— ‘Only in America’” SUUUUUREEE) about how we have a black president and obviously that means racism is over, and I’d like to think I counterbalance that douchebaggery and bring some perspective to the table.
Note: Perspective is not a viable dish option for thanksgiving potlucks.
And who are those assholes at 0:26?