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About greg_orangecounty

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  1. I lay in wait for a 1972, 1973, or 1974 thread.
  2. He definitely wasn't the only major figure. At least one got away with it. Is Drum Corps "safer"? Probably because now people have awareness, but anytime you mix teenagers with adult authority figures in close quarters there will be potential for issues. Drum Corps is no different than the Boy Scouts, the Church, Schools, Hollywood, etc. in that regard.
  3. The other thing about the old-style cadet uniform is that we would naturally sweat in them. The uniforms would be put away while still……moist and packed tightly together on the truck. They never really dried out in the high humidity places and it would cause mold patterns to grow on the inside around the back of the shoulders. We would do Rorschach tests and compare our mold patterns. “Look, mine looks like dragon”, “Hey, mine looks like South America”! It was so gross.
  4. They gave us salt pills and told us not to lock our knees. We passed out anyway.
  5. Is that standard? Rifles look soooo much shorter than I remember, but at least they still have straps. I wonder if color guard (rifles) know what a "right or left shoulder arms" is. That's not a criticism, I'm just curious.
  6. In terms of props, what Santa Clara did in 1989 is nothing like what I see today. I did miss Velvet Knights (along with everyone else) because I don't care for them. I don't know who the Marauders are.
  7. I was in the middle of my Drum Corps coma in 1989, but it looked like a really good year. I also notice the absence of props and everything looked just fine.
  8. Funny how memory works. I don't remember what I had for breakfast this morning but I remember this: First: Pacific Procession, San Jose State Last: Rose Bowl, Pasadena California Best: Warhawk Stadium, Whitewater WI Worst: (by far) Atlanta Braves Stadium. I almost tripped over the pitcher's mound.
  9. Not that I don't like Concord, I do, but I hope Santa Clara beats them at finals in 2021 (assuming it takes place).
  10. "Ethnocentrism"...........!!?? That is the most utterly absurd thing I've read this weekend. You should look up the definition of the term and then compare it in context to the original post.
  11. Hmmmm, let me think about it...NO! Give the age-outs this year another year in DCI assuming there's one to come back to.
  12. Two weeks ago I was feeling sorry for myself as our long-planned 3-week trip to Italy in mid-June was virtually over. I purchased four seats in Business class (Lufthansa) non-refundable, and pre-paid four nice hotels also at a non-refundable rate. It’s Italy! What could go wrong? Now…….I see the economic devastation many are facing, or will soon face, and I feel silly for crying over a lost vacation and a few thousand dollars. If I get any of this money back (doubtful) I’ll give some to Pacific Crest.
  13. I’m not an expert on communicable diseases but thank goodness DCP seems to be stocked full of them. Today is March 22nd. There is no need to cancel the entire season at this point. That is a drastic last step that could be a fatal blow to the activity.