Fran Haring

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About Fran Haring

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    DCP Fanatic
  • Birthday 06/21/1958

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Sacred Heart Crusaders (Manville, NJ) 1971-1976; Sunrisers 1977-1982. PA announcer at various drum corps and band shows, including DCA Championships, since 1983.
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1977. A magical year for the Sunrisers. The corps' first DCA title.
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    Baltimore, Maryland

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  1. Heh... back then, you never knew where the neighborhood guys would end up!!! LOL
  2. Blame it on the farmers. Lewisburg always was well-attended... sold out several times... but the crowd vibe was different, at least for us!!! LOL
  3. That 1995 Scouts show... I was the PA guy at the Giants Stadium gig that summer, field level, right off the 50-yard line. Normally as any corps is wrapping up its show, I have the mike in hand, ready to go for the closing announcement, thinking about what I'm going to say. Except that night in NJ. When the Scouts finished after that huge power push in Malaga, I just stood there, jaw almost literally on the ground, absolutely stunned at what I just saw and heard. Not kidding here. Completely blown away. It look me several seconds to realize I had to get back to work. LOL.
  4. I think Lewisburg was a Buccaneer crowd... and some of those PA folks didn't cotton to us New Yorkers... LOL
  5. Well said. My years with DCA's Sunrisers... and Guardling, as you know we were a pretty #### good corps those years... we had shows like Providence, RI, where we got a rock-star reception every year... for whatever reason, the crowd loved us there. Then there were places like Lewisburg, PA, where no matter how good we were that night, the crowd sat there and stared at us. After a few years of that we were like, whatever... it's Lewisburg... LOL
  6. On the short list for "post of the year." Especially the bolded sentence. And I don't even owe you any money.
  7. Same here, at the theater we normally go to just north of Baltimore. On the positive side... it's like a private screening. LOL The August prelims show is usually better-attended. Not sure we're gonna be able to catch the June show this year.
  8. Interesting that the DCI event is listed in the "Sports" category on the Fathom Events site, instead of "Arts and Entertainment." What that has to do with anything important, I don't know. I just found it interesting.
  9. Sounds a lot like Baltimore. The city's been making an effort to get more people to live downtown. I read recently that it's starting to pay off, at least a bit... younger people moving into buildings that once were home to offices/retail, creating sort of a "neighborhood" feel to the business district. IMO, it's badly needed energy for a city which has seen its ups and downs, to put it mildly.
  10. A couple of weeks to go, for another great night out at the Spring Preview. Please join us!!! Don't make us eat all of those turkey dinners without saving some for you!!!
  11. All of them, and I'll toss in the 1995 Scouts. And Bridgemen at DCI Finals... in particular 1976 (the crowd reaction after the "faint"... wow)... 1979 (when the South "won" the Civil War)... and 1980.
  12. Looks like a major plus game misconduct.
  13. Very cool!!! And thanks for not jumping on me for mentioning DCA again. LOL.
  14. The Brewers were around for a couple of seasons or so, mid-1960s. I don't think they were a member of DCA... certainly not one of the seven founding member corps. I know they weren't at the first DCA championship show in '65. I definitely remember Nisei doing that Budweiser tag!!
  15. So... save your ticket money, buy the streaming package, and dislike the corps from the comfort of your home... while enjoying all the booze you can handle.