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#6721 Fran Haring

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:02 PM

79 may have been the famous rain out where Bayonne performed in their raincoats and nothing else

Correct... the infamous "Wet Dream" was that year. Bridgemen did have their underwear on, too. But no pants. LOL

The other corps that ended up doing exhibitions that day wore street clothes. And whatever wacky stuff they could come up with. The corps all had some fun with the situation. One guy in Sunrisers... a mellophone player... marched the show wearing a hotel towel, underwear, and sneakers. :w00t:

1980 was the last Dream at Roosevelt Stadium. It was at Giants Stadium in 1981, Rutgers in 1982 and in Bayonne in 1983...sponsored that year by the Bushwackers.

A few senior-corps folks brought back the Dream around the year 2000 or so for a few years... it was held in Lakewood NJ a couple of those years, with DCA and DCI corps.

Then the show went away again. I'm guessing for good. Too bad.... because IMO the Dream might have been the most unique show in the history of drum corps.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:49 PM

79 may have been the famous rain out where Bayonne performed in their raincoats and nothing else



You may be right!
Let's get specific here:

1978 Hershey Chocolatiers - toms
1979 Westshoremen- marching timpani
1980 Westshoremen- marching timpani
1981 Westshoremen- toms
1982 Westshoremen- toms
1983 Westshoremen- toms
1984 Westshoremen- snare/toms/baritone! (until early June)

1984 Reading Buccaneers- pit (June until September)
1985 Reading Buccaneers- toms (again!)
1988 Reading Buccaneers- pit

1989- present Normal

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#6723 Jaminbenb

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:51 PM

Correct... the infamous "Wet Dream" was that year. Bridgemen did have their underwear on, too. But no pants. LOL

The other corps that ended up doing exhibitions that day wore street clothes. And whatever wacky stuff they could come up with. The corps all had some fun with the situation. One guy in Sunrisers... a mellophone player... marched the show wearing a hotel towel, underwear, and sneakers. :w00t:

1980 was the last Dream at Roosevelt Stadium. It was at Giants Stadium in 1981, Rutgers in 1982 and in Bayonne in 1983...sponsored that year by the Bushwackers.

A few senior-corps folks brought back the Dream around the year 2000 or so for a few years... it was held in Lakewood NJ a couple of those years, with DCA and DCI corps.

Then the show went away again. I'm guessing for good. Too bad.... because IMO the Dream might have been the most unique show in the history of drum corps.



Wasn't there a picture in DCN that had one of your guys wearing a Star Wars "storm trooper" helmet or something like that???


I always thought it was the perfect show.... :thumbup:
Let's get specific here:

1978 Hershey Chocolatiers - toms
1979 Westshoremen- marching timpani
1980 Westshoremen- marching timpani
1981 Westshoremen- toms
1982 Westshoremen- toms
1983 Westshoremen- toms
1984 Westshoremen- snare/toms/baritone! (until early June)

1984 Reading Buccaneers- pit (June until September)
1985 Reading Buccaneers- toms (again!)
1988 Reading Buccaneers- pit

1989- present Normal

"The Drummer Formerly Known as Chumley"

#6724 BigW

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:02 PM

79 may have been the famous rain out where Bayonne performed in their raincoats and nothing else


I think so. IIRC, I remember looking at a DCN with pics of that mess with Ben and we were in awe.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:04 PM

1) Jaggerz (one hit wonder "The Rapper" ca 1970) has an exhibit at the State Museum in Harrisburg.

There's a reason. They're from Pittsburgh. Donnie Iris et al.

#6726 Jeff Ream

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:59 PM

Correct... the infamous "Wet Dream" was that year. Bridgemen did have their underwear on, too. But no pants. LOL

The other corps that ended up doing exhibitions that day wore street clothes. And whatever wacky stuff they could come up with. The corps all had some fun with the situation. One guy in Sunrisers... a mellophone player... marched the show wearing a hotel towel, underwear, and sneakers. :w00t:

1980 was the last Dream at Roosevelt Stadium. It was at Giants Stadium in 1981, Rutgers in 1982 and in Bayonne in 1983...sponsored that year by the Bushwackers.

A few senior-corps folks brought back the Dream around the year 2000 or so for a few years... it was held in Lakewood NJ a couple of those years, with DCA and DCI corps.

Then the show went away again. I'm guessing for good. Too bad.... because IMO the Dream might have been the most unique show in the history of drum corps.


The later years versions couldnt attract the top DCI talent though because of modern touring. Shame

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#6727 Jeff Ream

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:06 AM

if you get a chance, check out this cool podcast Ron Allard did on Westshore!

http://drumcorpshist...3-westshoremen/

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#6728 TennTux

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 01:17 AM

Bill Ives has a ton of historical stuff.....DCI let him set it up in the basement of the Thunder Dome in 2010. Dunno about last year


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Sunrisers, L.I.., 1977-1979 Honor Guard/Asst "Uncle Nick"
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#6729 TennTux

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 01:30 AM

79 may have been the famous rain out where Bayonne performed in their raincoats and nothing else


The 1979 "Wet Dream". It was the Banana coats. Because of the rain and the condition of the field, they took their uniform pants off just as they were entering the field. (collected and put in a shopping cart if I remember correctly) Everyone was informed that they "might" need to wear their rehearsal shorts under their pants just in case......

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1979 B'Men.... (I have a few other pics)
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1979 Sunrisers. We didn't wear our uniforms as it the competition was called and made into exhibition... (Oct 3, 1979 - Drum Corps News, Page 11)
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Lynn Continentals, Lynn, MA., 1963-1968, Bari
Boston Crusaders, Boston, MA., 1969, Bari
Renegades, Everett, MA. (RCA), 1970-1973, Bari
CT.Hurricanes, Shelton, CT., 1974, Color Guard, Rifle Line
Sunrisers, L.I., 1975-1976 Color Guard Capt. and Asst. DM
Sunrisers, L.I.., 1977-1979 Honor Guard/Asst "Uncle Nick"
Sunrisers, L.I., 1980-1985, DM

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#6730 TennTux

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 01:32 AM

Wasn't there a picture in DCN that had one of your guys wearing a Star Wars "storm trooper" helmet or something like that???


I always thought it was the perfect show.... :thumbup:


Posted ImagePosted Image (See above, that was Frank Simpson, Snare Drummer. Now performing with St Rita's Brassmen Alumni on Sop AND Percussion!)

Edited by TennTux, 08 March 2012 - 01:36 AM.

Lynn Continentals, Lynn, MA., 1963-1968, Bari
Boston Crusaders, Boston, MA., 1969, Bari
Renegades, Everett, MA. (RCA), 1970-1973, Bari
CT.Hurricanes, Shelton, CT., 1974, Color Guard, Rifle Line
Sunrisers, L.I., 1975-1976 Color Guard Capt. and Asst. DM
Sunrisers, L.I.., 1977-1979 Honor Guard/Asst "Uncle Nick"
Sunrisers, L.I., 1980-1985, DM

Reilly Raiders, Willow Grove, PA, 2010-Present, Support Staff
SHOF, Class of 2005
Retired OLD guy!
"My shirts however, will remain in the key of WTF..." ~ Fran Haring
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