Fran Haring

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About Fran Haring

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  • 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. LOL!!! You simply cannot make this stuff up!!! There was another situation, in the far end of the parking lot one year... porta-potties had been set up across the road from the warmup area, because corps members simply could not make the long trek to and from the stadium if they needed a restroom. From what I understand, some members of one corps started across the road to the porta-johns... and were threatened with arrest by the security people, for illegally crossing the road or some other ridiculous charge!!! For trying to use the portable facilities THAT HAD BEEN SET UP FOR THE CORPS!!!
  2. At the top of my list from those days... the time when a security guard tried to forcibly move a man in a wheelchair because the man was not in the designated accessible-seating area. The man in question happened to be a DCA/senior corps icon. Several alums of that man's former corps didn't take kindly to the security person's attempt... and, until cooler heads prevailed, were about to separate that security person's head from the rest of his body.
  3. Heh... sounds like the exact opposite situation than with the security folks at the DCA title show in Scranton years back, when they'd put you in handcuffs just for staring at them.
  4. Wow.... a rare breed. LOL. I'm not sure I would ever go to the city of Cleveland wearing anything resembling Ravens gear. And I LIKE Cleveland. Hung out at The Flats a few times over the years. (Long story. LOL) I remember the bar with the swimming pool in the middle of the outdoor area. Actually, I should say I barely remember that bar.
  5. He literally might be the only Browns fan who went with the Ravens. LOL.
  6. Longtime Mets, Jets, Nets, and Rutgers fan here. Doomed to a life of misery.
  7. "It's not how fast you mow... it's how well you mow fast!!!"
  8. Welcome to the maelstrom with this poster to whom you replied, Garfield.
  9. As a fan... as long as I enjoy a given corps' show, I don't really care any more what the score is. My life goes on, one way or another. LOL. As a corps... like Jeff said, it would be nice to know what's going on, but also with the emphasis that it's the performance, and the work to improve that performance (as an individual and as a corps overall), that matters much more than a score or placement.
  10. Great venue, and a terrific late-season lineup. Please join us Saturday!!!
  11. To say nothing about it being much easier on the back!!! LOL
  12. I hear ya... I wondered at times if there were several Tom Swan clones. LOL. He was everywhere!!! Helped build the Bridgemen into a national force... took the Saints from a neighborhood corps to a solid regional one with a great horn line... and helped take Black Watch from a middling Eastern States corps to a DCI Class A champion. Not too bad!!!
  13. We will do our best to do so. But I suggest that you try to stay away from gratuitous insults of today's corps and performers. That does not help your street cred, at all.... and that's what has led to the responses to your diatribes. And please remember... what you think is "wrong in the drum cops activity" is not what everyone thinks is wrong. We all have our opinions on what's good and what we think needs to get better.
  14. That will go down in history as the drum corps version of the Pentagon Papers. LOL.