Crossmen Tour 37 "renewal" Day 14-Friday, July 1st, 2011
Crossmen Tour 37 "renewal" Day 14
Friday, July 1st Lynn Vocational and Tech School, Lynn, MA-Show Day- Quincy CYO Nationals Tribute
What a great day and night this turned out to be. The weather is still with us as the temperatures feel springlike to the Texas Crossmen crowd. Tom Acheson and Tom Strachen are here to help with our visuals this week. Ed Devlin will also be with us for a few days as we are in Ed's back yard. The rehearsals go very well. A lot of progress is made.
After loading and making our way to the stadium, the convoy parks on the cordoned off city street adjacent to the stadium. It is a beautiful location. Tom Spataro and the Boston Crusaders are hosting tonights show. They have some real throw back treats for those in attendance. We get to see our old friend Tony DiCarlo as Tony is the DCI Show coordinator tonight. Paul Cain is the announcer. Paul is a fixture at the New England shows. Crossmen are always happy to see him as he does a great job exciting the crowd. He seems to have a special place in his heart for "Bones"
The CYO name has lots of drum corps nostalgia behind it. Our performance is again well received with another standing ovation from the near capacity crowd. The treat tonight includes a full retreat by all of the performing corps. Eric Sudemeyer and Joe Banegas give instruction to the corps about how all the corps will take the field after the last performance and how the Crossmen fit into this puzzle. The site of all of the corps standing shoulder to shoulder across the entire sideline is a spectacle of color. After the scores are announced, each corps plays their way off the field. Crossmen choose our corps song "Russian Christmas Music". The grandstands are still pretty full as the last corps leaves the field. I get the impression that the audience didn't want the evening to end. This night is one to remember.
We travel back to the Lynn Vocational School as it is our base of operations till after the Lynn Show.
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