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; Long Island Sunrisers 1977-1982; Westshoremen Alumni 2005-07, 2012-16. 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.
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Baltimore, Maryland

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  1. So... to sum up this thread: Props... ya can't live with 'em, and ya can't live without 'em.
  2. There's a video of Matadors' 1977 DCA Prelims performance out there (YouTube, I think... and it's a bit jumpy in spots). It's everything that DCA was/is supposed to be about... hugely entertaining, quality corps, and the "star power" of Jim Centerino and Ritchee Price. Plus a great visual design by Bobby Hoffman.
  3. Heck yeah!!! IMO the most entertaining corps in DCA that year. Their Madison Square Garden performance in '77... they almost tore the roof off the place. And great people, too!
  4. Nice to hear the news about the Lancers. They are terrific.
  5. Empire Statesmen, Matadors, Minnesota Brass... the three I miss the most. My definition of "entertaining" has always been "I would pay to see that show again." Those three corps fit that definition, for me.
  6. Dumb question perhaps, since I know next to nothing about tour logistics.... but how do corps handle fuel supply/costs? By that I mean... do they contract out or pre-pay with a supplier, pay as they go at the pump, or something else?
  7. Wow... since I've never even had a one night stand, I had no idea that two-nighters involved such a relatively small amount of time and alcohol!
  8. That, and Disco Demolition Night... two events that will live in baseball infamy!
  9. Very sad. A fixture on the DCA scene for decades.
  10. 25-cent beers with every-other-seat social distancing. Lucas Oil Stadium... guaranteed half full. .
  11. Overdue for both inductees... congratulations to them! I only wish we could have heard Mike's induction speech. I'm sure it would have been epic.
  12. Yep, even before I moved here!!! "Cheese Wiz, wit." LOL