Posted 10 October 2011 - 12:16 AM
Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:42 AM
What is Hip?
Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:19 AM
On my first-ever visit to a Hooters, I barely had taken my chair when the prettiest waitress in the place broke off a chat to speed over to my table. Now, I’m a fair-looking guy. But closing in on 50 at the time, let’s just say it was “unexpected” to see a 21-year-old dream girl jazz-running to get to me. None of the expectations and fantasies that accompanied me in the door prepared me for what came next.
“Do you like drum corps?” she asked.
It’s no knock on my sexuality to admit I was in ecstasy before her eyes blinked twice. Here I was, middle-aged dad me, at Hooters expecting wings and beer and maybe some well-practiced flirtation. What I got was better than I should possibly have expected. I got passion in the form of drum corps through the bright eyes and perfect smile of the prettiest girl I could imagine.
It turns out I was wearing a Carolina Crown shirt that day. It turns out she marched cymbals for Jersey Surf a few years back. She more or less planted herself at my table to the dismay of the other diners – all men. We talked about the shows we liked. We talked about the activity we love. She was enthusiastic and animated. She couldn’t have looked lovelier – and I’m not talking about anatomy. It was one of the best lunches I’ve ever had.
Edited by glory, 10 October 2011 - 08:47 AM.
Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:52 AM
Bluecoats - '82-'88 (the beginning of the climb)
Royal Lancers Sr. - '91
Bushwackers Sr. - '95
Kingston Grenadiers Sr. Staff - '97
GRAVITY -- Not Just a good idea -- It's the LAW
Posted 10 October 2011 - 09:11 AM
Edited by Kevin Melkowski, 10 October 2011 - 09:15 AM.
Blue Stars '05
Minnesota Brass '10
Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:14 PM
I was buying some sticks and a few drum heads, and as I waited for the guy to put my order together, I was banging out some typical corps-style licks on the Xymox pad they had on the counter. A younger guy came up to me, covered in tats, and asked if I'd marched BD. When I told him I had, he said, "Cool! I tried out myself a coupla times, but never made it."
I went on to ask him how old he was and whether or not he thought he'd give it another shot. He said he was only 20, but that he was a little busy with his own band.
Turns out the kid's name was Frankie Wright, aka Tre Cool, drummer for the band Green Day, who went on that summer to make my career look about as successful as the Edsel.
Also met Matthew McDonald (from Mudvayne)a few years later at a clinic we were doing for Pearl somewhere in Delaware. I was wearing a BD t-shirt, and knew who he was, but didn't approach him considering he, too, had established himself as one of the pre-eminent drummers of his time. He ended up walking up to me and complimented my shirt. Turns out he marched Phantom Regiment!
Edited by HollywoodNeoCon, 10 October 2011 - 04:15 PM.
Posted 12 October 2011 - 07:22 PM
I then continued west past the jewelry stores on 47th, and even a wee bit past Times Square, still schlepping the 2 suitcases. Auugh. I decided to look at a print-out, and realized the Vanderbilt Y was on East 47th Street.
Posted 12 October 2011 - 07:31 PM
Aged out with no regrets
I will speak my opinion about corps'. You can give me as many minuses as you want but it won't change my mind.
Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:16 AM
On the flight home two planes to Pittsburgh get jammed onto one plane. Get told, "just find a seat, it's a short flight". As I follow a mob to find a seat I look down at a guy who was already seated.... Larry Hershman.... then Bluecoats and before my tymp playing buddy and my Business Manager (Westshore). Couldn't stop to talk and he was gone by the time I got off the plane. All we could do was say I as I shuffled past.
Westshoremen 74-79,84-85 Alumni 04
Hanover Lancers 04-11
Low Bari - Didn't play lead and 5'6"
Been a great run - no regrets
Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:59 AM
-Last weekend we were at Seneca Rocks, WV (fun fact: the only rock formation east of Devil's Tower, WY with a summit accessible only by 5th class roped climbing) and all the climbers in the campground are waking up to start their day. A guy that passed us saw the sweatshirt and turned out to have been a Cadet in 2000. He was from San Diego but was in WV to climb with some friends.
-About eight months ago we were walking past the White House in Washington D.C. when a uniformed secret service agent yelled "Crossmen!" at us. It turned out he was a Cadet in 2005 and Crossmen staff in 2007 and he had since gone into the service.
Euphonium '98, '99, '00
Lead Baritone '01, '02
Visual Staff '05
Driver/Souvie Seller '07, '08, '09, '10, '11
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