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About gak27

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  • Birthday 06/04/1963

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    1974 - 1980 Royal Crusaders, 1982 27th Lancers
  • Your Favorite Corps
    SCV, PR, 27
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    SCV 1975
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
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    Akron, OH

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  1. 8 contras!!! Huge line for back then πŸ˜‰ Also love in the older videos how you can hear the "thwack thwack" from the rifle slings... πŸ™‚
  2. "Interesting" is possibly the safest word to use when describing your feelings/thoughts about something. Said correctly, it can (safely) cover a broad range of actual feelings/thoughts w/o actually showing those feelings/thoughts...
  3. Parking lot near Revere Beach for rehearsals....
  4. I usually only get to one show/year (Massillon) so don't get to see many corps live, but MAN that was a GREAT show!!!
  5. Here's another early season version, this time with the guard's "costume change":
  6. Mmmmm, grits (syrup and butter, or shrimp, or...) Mmmmm, hash browns (just about any configuration)
  7. @ironlips my father marched with St. Vincent's from '53 through '56 (baritone) AND went to Xavier High School (graduated in '56)! Small world. I found a YT recording from '55 about a week ago and sent it to him - my mom sent me a short video of him listening to it and singing along. 😁 He's almost positive he's the person in the pic under the arrow:
  8. And I marched '75 - '80, '82 and also fenced in college (went to an open practice, coach saw I was 6'-2" and left-handed and said "we're going to have some fun with you"...) and the rest is, well, you know...
  9. My Dad and I were at DCI East that year (summer between undergrad and grad) and remember that storm and the standstill. One thing that will always stand out to me was Boston's performance, especially at the end with the DM essentially running up and down in front of the corps getting them revved up as they headed into the bugle call for "Conquest". Being an East show, you KNOW the crowd ate it up. And yes, BD was that good that year.
  10. LOVED this show! '74 was my first year going to Championships (11 at the time). Finals night in particular was amazing! The last 6 corps had the place JUMPING!
  11. @Super Don-O I've been on the receiving end of more than my share of good karma the past few years, so I gladly pass some on. I hope it gets to you intact b/c it is some very good stuff.