Tuesday, August 05, 2008

15 years ago...

So 15 years ago I was in a marching band. I read on The Girls' Blog that someone had uploaded our 1st PLACE AWARD WINNING 1993 New Mexico State University Tournament of Bands performance on YouTube. We won. First place.

While Scheherezade (the score that we played) wasn't my favorite year of marching band material, I am still happy that a piece of my youth is preserved. And yes - the video isn't fantastic...but that's what you get when you're dealing with a PBS station in the southwest dealing with equipment from circa 1846.

If you look, you can see clear shots of Lisa and Timp. But if you look REEEEEEAAAAALLLLLY closely you can see Ginger, Jen, and I. :) I don't even know which dot I am anymore.

Jon Hey, one of my friends from college, actually sat down one night and watched these with me. I think it was after I had broken up with Jason (my first real boyfriend ever) and was walking around like the crying zombie wishing that I hadn't been so hasty in the whole break-up thing.

Anywhoodles, you can't hear the hosts - which is a shame. Because one of them was Delores. She looked like a hobbit and had the ever so popular show "Que Pasa...with Delores." I'm told it was up for an Emmy.

Anyway... I give you....us!


Jon Hey said...

I TOTALLY remember that night watching the videos in my room. And, please, who can forget "Que Pasa....with DOLORES!" HYSTERICAL!

lizardlove8496 said...

it has been a long long time since i heard that and watched it. of course i was never up that high... just glued to mom's hip. craziness... trips down memory lane.

love ya

kelly said...

OK, so did you play an instrument or were you a flag corps member? Also, I was in the marching band at my high school and was a member of the drill team so did mostly dancing around in an ice skating-like uniform. Ah youth! To the best of my knowledge, which may or may not be clouded by recreational drug use, we did not attend a competition....wait maybe we did. Whatever! I had fun in my ice skating uniform!

Go Coronado High!

happyfunpants said...

Kelly: I was a saxophone player. Please, I played the COOL instrument. :)

But I have no clue what crack the person who decided on our flag girls' uniforms. I mean, those were just plain ol' ugly...er...I mean...unitardy. :) Not that our uniforms were much better...

The Girls' Moma said...

Those uniforms were supposed to be intimidating! Come on now!

I do remember when we got them, and we all put them on for the first time... we were very confused. But then the boas in our hair and the purple bands that didn't match anything, well, they began to grow on us. I think they were so weird that they became lovable. Ha!

happyfunpants said...

Lisa - seriously, if you thought these were bad, you should just check out the ones that they had for 1994. They were HORRIFIC. It looked like someone bought them on sale at "Big Lots."

No really.

Jen said...

Oh yeah! Saxophones ruled!! I can't believe it's been 15 years!! WOW!!

Didn't we get new uniforms that year? Or did I dream that?

Ginger said...


I left my shoe on that field... (sniff).

I remember thinking that this performance wasn't that great, but we were still good enough to win.
I sold my soul to this band for 3 years.. and look where it got me.
Seriously though, Mr. L saved my life a time or two. Folks will never know..