Hey, we were there - wait - no that was in oHIo. The interstate exit led to a red dirt road that had the school to one side and a house on the other. The folks in the house called the cops at dusk (8 or 9pm). Of course we were used to that because the folks who lived behind our home rehersal hall always called the cops. Local laws said sound couldn't be over a certain dB level after 10pm. The cop who usually came was one of the member's dad so we never got a ticket.DCImonkey wrote:Evansville IN, school in the middle of a corn field. We were waiting on the baseball players from "Field of Dreams" to come walking out and join our rehearsal....or maybe corps members who have since passed!
That was a regular thing for us. I would bet that our rehearsal hall had the cleanest boys restrooms/showers anywhere. Last sectional before final run through, we were in the guy's restroom for the acoustics. Now that I think on it, although we thought it was "normal" by tour, when we stayed with the Mandarins they kinda stayed a little farther away after one of those rehearsals.csunbass97-99 wrote:We ended up practicing in the boys bathroom.
In '89 we had this thing we affectionately called the whale. It was PVC pipe formed into a prism shape (3-d triangle). The front had venetian blinds and a set of silks. It was on large wheels and light so 1 person could get it on and off the field for shows. In Denver the school we were at had a beautiful field. No one bothered to take the time to explore all the way to the edge. The wind came up and we (the brass line & M&M staff) were entertained by the guard chasing after it…
...until it literally rolled over the cliff and dropped onto the street. It turned out there was a drop off high enough that we could not even see the log trucks passing by.
Re the pool, I don't know what year, but Pioneer has some pics here <http://www.pioneer-corps.org/brass2/pictures.html> of them rehearsing in a pool.