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Tonight is the Woodburn show. Blue Devils, Santa Clara, Cascades, and someone else will be there.

On the one hand, i want to go. obviously. It's probably the only opportunity i'll have to see a drum corps show all summer. And i have a lot of friends marching in Cascades.

On the other hand, i don't think i can make myself do it. I've gone to Woodburn the past two years, and although it's kind of fun to make fun of how bad they are this early in the season, I miss marching and teaching drum corps so much that going to a show ends up depressing the frell out of me. I don't want to be a spectator. I want to be involved.

Despite the depressive aspect, i probably *could* make myself go again if it weren't for a few factors:

A) I almost *did* get involved this summer. I was ready to pack my bags to hop on a tour bus, teach all day, and sleep on gym floors across the US for two months. And the only reason I'm not doing that is because Jeff not only didn't hire me, but he didn't have the courtesy to email me back and let me know what was going on.

B) Erica, Dave, and Adam are going, and i'm sure that other people from around here such as Andy or Seamus will be there too. And i love those guys to death, but i don't think i can handle that crowd right now in a mass quantity. too much other shit is going on in my life that's making it unstable, and they're not the kind of people that make me feel more stable as a group. It'd be a different story if it were, say, the old Price Street crew.

C) Todd Zimbleman. Enough said. Well, not really, but i don't want to show probable cause.

I've been tinkering around with the idea of marching in a senior corps next summer, but it would be logistically difficult if i'm going to be moving out of Oregon next july. Maybe the summer after that I can march again or find a teaching job depending on where I end up. If i move to Ohio, it might be possible.

Speculation about it should be the last thing on my mind right now, but sometimes when aspects of my present life are shitty, i think about that kind of stuff as a defense mechanism.

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jess2002far
Jul. 3rd, 2003 01:41 pm (UTC)
Move back to PA and do bush :) you are missed!
lifeofmendel
Jul. 3rd, 2003 03:12 pm (UTC)
it's a possibility. we'll see. If i was going to march anywhere, it'd be there.
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