Sunday, February 15

Winterguard

So, you guys, Stacy and I went to the Raleigh Regional this past weekend and watched Open class and above. It was sooooo bittersweet. To have something be such a HUGE part of your life, then to just drop right out of it is a strange feeling. My sophomore year of college I marched UF's marching band in the fall and Paradigm Winterguard in the spring. So weekends were at games or rehearsals from August until April. I LIVED school and guard that whole year. Then I did Paradigm the next two seasons which, if you know anything about winterguard, means I was at rehearsals every Sunday and once a month the entire weekend again from August until April. I also marched my last two years of high school. So from '95-'00 I was a guard junkie. And then... nothing. I went to a few shows for the next year or two, but I wasn't performing anymore. Performing is like a drug, it is a high like no other. And I don't have any other way of feeling that any more and no prospect of it either. It is a tough pill to swallow. Made me a little bit sad to realize that is well and truly behind me.

2 comments:

Kristen said...

I, too, was a guard junkie. Fall and Winter all four years of high school. You're right - so bittersweet. I was burned out by the end of my senior year, but it was still sad to know it was done...

Shot Gun said...

Another guard junkie here...I was in colorguard/winterguard for all 4years of high school plus colorguard for two years at UF. Which leads me to my next question....you weren't in the guard at UF were you? I remember you at UF in the marching band, but I don't remember you in the guard. I was drunk about 90% of the time when I was in college though, so it is all a little fuzzy. :-)