I am enjoying my last few hours of time off before I return to life before DCA. Work. Today I have been futzing on the computer, uploading DCA, and random pictures from this last weekend. Hard to believe a week ago we left, and now we are back. Time sure flies when you are having fun. =)
I guess I can get sentimental and say that I have never had so much fun in my entire life. It was like my childhood addiction of performing was once again fed and that will stay with me forever. The show of Stairway to Heaven will never be the same. The drill will never happen again. It is a moment recorded in time, now a part of history. Those people who you stood next to, may or may not be there next year, but they were there this year. I am sure everyone had their share of drama between their sections, but would it be fun if there was no drama? Thats what keeps life interesting. Performing is what makes me feel somewhat complete. When I perform everything that has sucked or gone wrong, goes into that performance. I am just happy to be a part of the Renegades…. 7
I swore just yesterday we were having fun doing the Chinese New Year Parade and now were about to leave on a new Adventure for the 2006 season. Its been a rough season for myself as I jumped with the Renegades where i was between jobs and living in different places and loosing loved ones along the ride.. but i still stuck to it!!! No matter how painfull life was.. i always felt comfort with the Renegades.
I made some amazing new friends with this corps and they are not just people that i can say “I Marched With” but these are people that i can go to during the off season if i wanted to hang out.
Also.. I never performed with a corps with such power and reputation. I was always with the underdogs of Div II corps for DCI and still that was an amazing feeling.. but this time Im going to be performing in front of a crowed that may feel like a MILLION people. Yes i will admit… I am nervous about it, but the pride will kick in in about 700% more then i had before stepping on the field.
Im glad that I got this far and i hope my journey will continue and will learn more in life from it.
This will deffinately be an experience i will cherish as a “First Time” experience!!
Rochester here i come!!!