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Destination Denver

Greetings from 35,000 feet! (even though when I post this I will be back on the ground)

As I type, I am on my flight from Denver to Indianapolis, with an hour layover in Minneapolis. Even though I was only in Denver for around 24 hours, and it was hectic getting out there, I had an amazing time.

But lets recap the last 48 hours.

When I last left off, I had just gotten back to Indianapolis. After a quick stop to the office, and a Verizon store for a phone charger, David and I got back to the apartment around 4:05. Unfortunately, the miniUSB cord that I got from Verizon didn’t charge my phone, so it was still dead. After making some chicken, and doing some last minute packing, I was on my way to the airport.

Then things got interesting.

The way to the airport was uneventful, Until I realized all my travel stuff was on my phone, and I didn’t have a computer to check in with. But I figured “Hey, as long as I have my last name and ID, I should be fine right?”

When I got to the airport, an hour+ before my flight, I checked the departure board and didn’t see my flight on there. That is when the pit started to grow in my stomach. The lady for Delta helped me check in, and when I said I was going to Minneapolis, she told me how my flight was delayed two hours because of bad weather in the Northeast. She told me I wouldn’t make my connecting flight. She had me wait in line, and gave me a number to call in the meantime, which added insult to injury since, you know, I didn’t have a phone.

After waiting in line for 10 minutes, I got up to the travel desk. It wasn’t as painful as I thought. Within five minutes, I had another flight out of Indy at 6:50 am, which worked. I tried to be as nice as possible since you could tell that they had had a long day.

David got me from the airport, and we had a fun night. James, David and I went to Target and Chili’s for a charger, then some food. When we got back to the apartment, Brittni and Zongwei were there. It was the first night that all five of us got to hang out. After a lot of fun and laughs, I got to bed around 2 am, making it a very short nights sleep.

I had to was up at 4:45 to take a shower and get ready. Brittni took me to the airport, and I got on my without any trouble. I was a little worried going through security with a camera, two computers, and a lot of wires and cables. But nonetheless, everything went fine. After a couple hours of sleep on the plane, and I was finally in Denver.

Even though we arrived into Denver, we had to wait on the tarmac because our gate still had a plane there. After waiting 10 minutes, we finally got to our gate. ALl of my luggage made it to Denver (even though I was really only worried about the box with all the equipment). Mat got me from the airport, and showed me around Denver a little bit. We stopped for Chipotle for lunch. It was my first experience there, and it was really good! When we were done with lunch, the fun really started.

We got to Invesco Field around 1 pm. We were shown up to the ‘Thundervision’ room, where all of the games video production equipment was. The view was impeccable.

When we got there, I finished up a lot of the tap archiving that I had been putting off. Around 4 pm, the production guys started to trickle in, and before we knew it, it was time to set-up for the show. Mat walked to through what went on during a live broadcast, and how to set it up.

The stress-level ratcheted up around 5, when the Windows machine wasn’t working well enough for the primary broadcast. We were able to use my computer, using the software called Wirecast, to stream the show out. It worked fine on my machine, and the back-up worked well on Mat’s machine. Crisis #1 averted.

Things got even tenser around 6, when we weren’t getting audio from the field mics. The announcers mics were working fine, but not the ones picking up the corps. After running around for a half hour, we finally decided to use the shotgun mic on my camera as a band-aid, to pick up audio until the field micas worked. Eventually, the sound worked through the live broadcast. Crisis #2 averted.

A third of the way into the show, it started to sprinkle. A minute after it started to sprinkle, there was lightning. The Cascades, who were performing, were rushed off the field. As this point, I was on the field, so I quickly went under the stadium. It clicked to me to start getting B-roll of kids waiting under the stadium. When I went close to the tunnel outside, I heard people warming-up. After a minute of thiking, I went for it.

In the pouring rain, I was running around the lot outside Invesco Field to get footage of what corps were doing during the delay. Under a tent, the color guards from Blue Devils, Blue Knights, and the Cadets were having a dance party. Further away, the SCV and Phantom hornlines were warming up under the freeway, while the drumlines just stood around talking. I spent 10 to 15 minutes filming the happenings in the lot. I had footage for another piece for the Fan Network. Crisis #3 averted.

Eventually, the storm passed, and the show went on. The Cascades, whose show was interrupted, got to start over from the beginning. From then, The Academy, SCV, Phantom, the Cadets, Blue Devils, and the Blue Knights performed without any rain hampering their performance. I got a lot of good footage from the field, and experimented with different angles, framing, and trying to give the audience a unique perspective of being up-close to the performers while their are performing.

It didn’t take that long after the show to take-down everything. Mat and I were out of the stadium by 11:30. We stopped by the bar Brooklyn, which was right by the stadium. After a drink, we headed to the hotel. By the time I got into bed, I had been up for 22-straight hours, because of the time change. Needless to say, I passed right out.

This morning, I hit the snooze button a few too many times. I wanted to catch the 7:25 shuttle to the airport so I had plenty of time through the airport to catch my 9:20 flight. I, instead, had to wait for the 7:55 shuttle. I didn’t get to Delta’s check-in until 8:33. I made it within two minutes of the “45-minute minimum time” to get your bags on the flight. Running through the airport, I got to security by 8:40, and was done by 8:45. In my pocket of my shorts, I found my ‘good luck’ Ironman toy I got the night before my Comm Theory final in the fall. Then, I knew I was making my flight.

Quickly, I hoped on the tram and took it all the way to Terminal C. I got to the gate at around 8:50, and they were only boarding zones 1 and 2. I took a HUGE sigh of relief.

The captain just said we are landing in Minneapolis in 15 minutes. Then, it is a 55-minute layover, where I can hopefully grab some food since I hadn’t eaten anything more than 3 bags of airline peanuts and one bag os airplane pretzels. I should be arriving into Indy around 3:30 pm. I already planned what I am doing when I get back. I am going to take a shower, and sleep till tomorrow morning.

These last 72 hours have been insane. I have been to four different states, two different time zones, and travelled close to 2,000 miles. But would I do it all again? You know it. It has been amazingly fun, and I am looking forward to the rest of the season.

This weeks schedule:

Minneapolis, MN: 7/14-7/17

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2011 in DCI Internship

 

Adventures around Akron

The DCI season is in full swing, and it is starting to get exciting. WIth one month left until finals week, it is starting to get down to crunch time, and things are ratcheting up in the office.

This past Thursday, David and I took a little adventure to Akron to film the VOD’s and do the Dropbox recordings for the Bluecoats home show in Akron, Ohio. We left Indy at 10:20, which put us at the hotel around 3:30. After we dropped off some clothes, we went to the stadium. Man, was that stadium amazing. For a Division I-AA school, it had impressive facilities.

This was my station during the show. I was capturing the Video On Demand (VOD) performances for the Fan Network. 1080i/30p baby! And you can’t beat that view.

And you can’t beat that view!

The show ended around 10:00-ish, and once I got all the equipment packed up, it was around 10:30. I was able to meet up with Jani and Max after the show. They did amazing, and it was cool being able to see them while they were on tour.

After that, David and I hit up the local Buffalo Wild Wings right across the street from the stadium. There were a lot of staff members from different corps there, and it didn’t lack entertainment and excitement. At midnight, Brittni met up with us after her friends from Bluecoats left. We stopped for the Burger King, and then headed back to the hotel. When we got back, I started compressing all the shows, which took a looooong time. Around that same time I realized I had left my phone charger in the press box. Awesome, right?

Before I knew it, I was passed out on the bed.

In the morning, we had to get out of the hotel by 10. David and I woke up at around 9:30, and hit the road. It was a pretty uneventful trip back, making two pit stops during the 5 hour drive.

We got back into Indy at 3:30 in the afternoon. I had to stop by the office to drop off all the VOD performances to Jeff so they could be uploaded to Brightcove. After that, we stopped by Verizon Wireless to grab a charger before I went out to Denver, so I could have a phone.

The second half of my eventful Friday will come tomorrow, after the Denver show.

[teaser}: As I am typing this blog, this is my view.

More coming tomorrow.

 
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Posted by on July 9, 2011 in DCI Internship

 

Last Weekend of Freedom

The meat of the drum corps is upon us. From now on, it is 40-straight days of work for me. Starting in Denver this weekend, I will be travellling to Minneapolis, San Antonio, Murfressboro/Atlanta, and Allentown, before finishing up in Indiana for finals week, ending on August 14th.

This past weekend, you can say, was my last glimpse of freedom til the middle of August. And I made sure to take advantage of it.

It all started on Friday night. We were finally able to get all six interns together for dinner (except Sara had to leave a little early). We went to Buca di Beppo, a family-style Italian place. For the six of us, we got two large orders of fettucini alfredo and chicken parmesan, along with a small order of rigotoni. Man, there was so much food. I don’t know how, but we were able to finish it all.

On Saturday, we actually got to sleep-in for a change. Even though my body told me to wake up at 7:20 a.m., I hit my biological snooze button and slept until 11:30-ish. Then, it was the three-hour trip up to Michigan City, Indiana. It was cool driving through all of the wind farms. Seeing all of those windmills was trippy.

After losing a hour we didn’t know we were going to lose, we were able to get to Ames Field early enough to see some of the Cavaliers rehearsal. For their run-through, Jeff was able to put his GoPro camera on the tenors to film it. For those of you who didn’t know, half of the tenors play their solo upside down. Needless to say, we got some pretty awesome footage.

The show itself was “meh.” I got some footage of Legends on the field, and got interviews with their drum majors on how it felt being on the same field for Open Class finals. After that, I got some footage from the field of the corps performing. I don’t know whether it was from a little dehydration, or the massive amounts of speakers and the volume the corps were putting out, but my head was throbbing.¬†After the show, i interviewed the Cavaliers drum majors, and got video of them saying “Happy 4th of July” and all that jazz. I never thought I would say this, but I was glad the show was done.

But, of course, that is when it got interesting.

The initial plan was to go to Chicago on Sunday for a game and enjoy the city. And since Michigan City was only an hour outside of Chicago, we would stay there then head over. But come to find out, every hotel between Michigan City and Chicago was booked. After some brainstorming and discussion, we just decided to head home. At around 12:15 am, after a pit stop at Buffalo Wild WIngs, we headed home.

It wasn’t until 4 a.m. until we got back to the apartment (because coming back, we gained an hour). After a quick change of clothes, I was out like a light.

I didn’t wake up until 2 p.m. the next afternoon. It was an awesome sleep. After laying around the house for a bit, James, David and I headed to Sara’s for a bar-b-que. After moving a hot tub (yes, a full-sized hot tub), watching the first Harry Potter and shooting some pool, we headed home.

Today, the 4th of July, we didn’t have any concrete plans. At 3:45 p.m., we headed into Indianapolis with the plan of mexican food and a baseball game. We thought there were standing room-only seats available for $9, but we didn’t know we would get them, so we went out on a limb (more to follow).

After parking, we walked around the city, exploring more of the city than we had before. We found this Mexican restaurant, Acapulco Joes, and got some dinner. After a couple Margaritas and chicken tenders, which I know aren’t mexican, but still were good, we walked to the stadium.

We got to the stadium around 5:15, with plenty of time to wait in line for standing room only tickets. But we thought, for fun, to approach a scalper for some tickets. He had second row seats for $30 (which were originally $15). David and I were able to talk him down to $20 for each ticket, which wasn’t bad at all. We discussed that a $20 second-row ticket was MUCH BETTER than a hypothetical $9 standing-room only ticket. After a quick trip to the ATM, we got some cash, got the tickets, and went into the stadium.

The game itself was boring. The Indianapolis Indians lost 2-1 to the Toldeo Mud Hens. The seat definitely made the game bearable though. We were in the shade the whole game, right down the line, and right in front of the bullpen. But the best perks of the night were after the game. The Indians had their own fireworks display after the game. They launched them off right in the outfield. Let’s just say we had one of the best seats in the house.

But wait, there was more. After the Indians fireworks, the city of Indianapolis had their own display. Two fireworks shows in one night. Pretty amazing. And even after the fireworks displays, the entertainment kept coming.

As usual, the traffic out of the city was a mess. But it lead to some good entertainment. There were people launching fireworks right from their cars in traffic, up into the air. After seeing a near-fight, a number of almost-accidents, and a boatload of laughs, we finally made it home safe and sound.

Sorry for such the long post. Couldn’t leave anything out. Hope you enjoyed!

This weeks schedule:

Akron, Ohio: 7/7 – 7/8

Denver, Colorado, 7/8-7/10.

More posts to follow.

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2011 in DCI Internship

 

The Longest Week

Sorry I haven’t been able to keep up with posting this week. By far, this has been the busiest week so far this summer.

The week all started Monday, when Jeff and I flew from Austin to Indianapolis. We had, what we thought, was a short layover at Chicago/O’Hare airport. But when we landed, we discovered that our flight was delayed 50 minutes because of a late arriving plane. When we realized we would get in the same time if we rented a car and drove, we stayed at the airport and waited out the delay.

It was madhouse. Tons of flights were getting delayed, and there were a bunch of people trying to get out of the airport. After two hours of waiting, and a changed gate, we were able to get back into Indianapolis at around midnight.

Tuesday morning came very fast indeed. I met Zongwei, the last intern, Tuesday morning when we both got up. After a quick shower, we headed to the office. I started transferring all of the footage off of the compact flash drive, and into Finals Cut Pro, around 16 GB’s worth of video. The rest of the day was spent editing footage for a couple projects. At 4 p.m., we left the office for a small show in Indianapolis, about five minutes away from our apartment.

It was a relatively small show. Pioneer, Crossmen, Troopers, and the Madison Scouts were there, debuting their show. All of the IT interns and myself were there to learn how to record the Video On Demands. The show was delayed a half-hour due to weather, but eventually it started. The weather held off, and all the corps were able to go on. A quick breakdown, and we were home by 10 p.m.

Going in to the office on Wednesay, we knew it was going to be a long day. Turned out, it was. We left the office around 1:30 for Fairfield, Ohio, which around two hours away. We got there around 4:30, after a lunch stop. After flashing our badges, we were able to get a spot close to the stadium (which will be important to the story later).

It was a quick set-up for the VOD’s for the show. We had to compete with the local cable company for a spot in the press box, but we had a decent shot on the 50. There were a couple sound issues that arose, but after some tinkering, I was able to get everything ready. Right before the show, I went to the marketplace to get some B-roll of the marketplace, and interview a couple of the souvie guys, seeing what it is like being on tour with the corps.

Once the show started, the weather got worse. When CIncinnati Tradition went on, it started pouring rain. There was a brief 10 minute delay until Pioneer went on. Once Pioneer got on, the show went on as normal until intermission. At 8:50, intermission started. at 9:00, the show was on an indefinite delay because of lightening. After a couple rounds of torrential downpour, the show was eventually called around 10. After quick break-down, and short walk to the car, we were able to get somewhere dry. A quick pit stop to Waffle House, and we were on the road, getting home right around 1 a.m.

The next morning, everyone was running late. I didnt get up until 8, and we didn’t leave until 8:30-ish. I was exhausted all day, struggling to stay up. I was able to put some stuff together for the Fan Network. I can’t remember anything else from work that day. After work, I got some work done while Britni, David, and Zongwei did Insanity. After, we went to La Hasienda for some Mexican and Margaritas. After food, I passed out.

Friday was an incredibly short day in the office. We were only there for a couple hours. Around 11:30, Jeff and I left to get some drum-cam footage before going to Muncie. We hit up the Scouts and Blue Stars rehearsals. Blue Stars were putting out sound. Aside from the hornline, they had 15 speakers on the front sideline. They were loud, and their drumline was jammin’.

We got to the stadium at 4:30, and met up with David and Zongwei up in the pressbox. We had a really good view of the field from our spot. We were able to enjoy the last hour of Crown’s rehearsal. I shot some of their run-through from the sideline. They were putting out more sound than the Blue Stars, and without the added speakers.

Right before the show, I went to the lot to get some footage of people warming-up. It was sprinkling on and off, so it was difficult to shoot. After intermission, I got on the field, to shoot footage of the show. Unfortunately, I had to see the Glassmen from up-close. Man, that was waste of 20 minutes. After them, it was Madison, Blue Stars, Crown, and the Cavaliers. Not a bad lineup.

After the show, the BOA kids performed with Crown on the field. After the performance, we got some interviews from the kids, Crown drum majors, and the directors of the BOA Symposium. Those kids were so excited to perform with Crown. it was really cool to see.

After, I went back to the apartment, while everyone else went on to Grand Rapids. I really wish I could have gone on with them. The apartment was really quiet when I got back there. But as soon as I got home, I passed right out.

I ended up waking up at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The entire day was spend doing absolutely nothing. It was a nice change of pace. At 9:45, I was able to watch the Live Stream from the Stanford show. It was awesome seeing the Cadets, Phantom, SCV, and the Blue Devils. Once again, Phantom ripped off a phenomenal show, making me even prouder of Bobby.

After the show was over (around 2 am), I went to bed. I woke up around 11:45 this morning, and picked Brittni, David, and Zongwei up from the office, and came back to the apartment. Tonight will be spent getting ready for the week, and the live show from Michigan City, Indiana.

More information coming later this week.

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2011 in DCI Internship

 

DCI Austin

Yesterday, the second event of the Drum Corps International season was held in Round Rock, Texas, which is just outside of Austin. And although things were kind of rough in the morning, it all worked out in the end.

The day started with the three-hour car ride from Dallas to Austin. Going through the middle of Texas, there was nothing. Just bare farmland with an occasional town. Before going to the hotel we stopped by the stadium. The GPS took us on a weird route from the highway, so it took a while. After a quick look at the stadium, we took the trek to the hotel, which was a good half-hour away from the stadium.

When we got to the hotel, there weren’t any doubles available. After talking to the guy at the front desk, who wasn’t the nicest person in the world, some people were able to get rooms switched to singles, so the people without rooms had a place to put their stuff. After that, we were able to get a quick lunch, and head back to the stadium to set up the show.

The set up part was easy for us this show. Tom Blair, who runs his own production company, was there to film the show for the DCI theaters (which everyone should go to:¬†http://www.fathomevents.com/sports/event/dci_premiere2011.aspx?CFID=12718409&CFTOKEN=d44eafe73cdf90bd-138F02B7-1EC9-FE95-694BBFBC21023B87&jsessionid=84304bd2dd8d3e2ff1757707175207a1b4b6). We didn’t have to set up a camera, run cable, or any of that. I was able to throw together some of the stuff that I had shot yesterday, and get that ready for upload. And before I knew it, the show had started.

The Blue Devils were up first, while the sun was in the sky. It was very weird seeing them on the field when the sun was out to say the least. After the Cavaliers and Bluecoats went on, I went to get some footage of the production crew doing their jobs in the press box and on the field. After intermission, I went into the TV truck while Jeff was shooting some B-roll of the truck. Holy crap that was cool! It was amazing seeing all that stuff in action. I was geeking out to say the least.

After the Cadets were on, I was able to sit in the stands and watch Phantom Regiments show. Wow. That is all I have to say. They sounded amazing. I was so proud of Bobby for all the hard work he is putting in, along with the rest of the kids in Phantom Regiment. They are looking to be going places this year.

After Phantom, I went back up into the press box to continue working. After twenty minutes, the show was done. It was nice not having to coil up hundreds of feet of cable. Nice change of pace.

Break-down wasn’t bad at all either. A bunch of the kids from the local high school band volunteered to help, so most of the loading was taken care of. Unfortunately though, we were one of the last ones to leave the stadium. We got back to the hotel around 1215, and decided to grab some food. We ended up going to Denny’s for the some night grub, which was a lot of fun. We got back to the hotel at 200, and I ended up passing out shortly after.

Today, Jeff and I have a flight out of Austin at 4:25, getting into Indianapolis at around 10:30 This is going to be a busy week, with three shows to go to in Indy, Fairfield, Ohio, and Muncie, Indiana. New blog post at the end of the week.

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2011 in DCI Internship

 

It’s Not All About Wal-Mart at The First Show Of The Season

First show of the season!

As I type this, some of the DCI staff and I are in the midle of the three hour car ride from Dallas/Ft. Worth to ROund ROck, Texas (by Austin) for the second show of the season, DCI Austin.

Last night, in Saginaw, Texas, the drum corps season kicked off, in a big way.

During the late morning/early afternoon, Jeff and I had to set up the camera and stuff to capture the VOD’s of the show. As you all know, it is not all about Wal-Mart, setup was a pain. The camera had to be setup in the judges area, which was the only outside place in the pressbox. After running hundreds of yards of cables, we were finally set up for the show.

I reallly didn’t care about laying all the cable, because at least we were in the AC. I know it is Texas, but it was wicked hot outside. The thermometer in the car topped out at 104-degrees yesterday.The wind was whipping around as well, blowing hard all day. It was a hot wind, so on top of the heat, it was like an oven on the field.

After lunch, we stopped to watch the last of SCV’s ensemble block before the show. Jeff had a GoPro camera, so we attached it to the center tenor for the rest of rehearsal. During the run-through, we attached it to a snare drum, and I got footage of the battery from the sideline. Pretty awesome experience.

Around 5:30, I headed out to the lot to get some lot shots for a montage on ‘Opening Day’ in the drum corps season. Once Phantom got on to the field, being the third corps on, I went to sideline and started getting some sideline footage. It was amazing being on the sideline during those shows. I wasn’t able to pay attention to the show as much, but I was able to practice shooting, using less auto-focus and more manual-focus. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but I got some pretty damn good footage (but we will see once I import everything).

After the Blue Devils went on (20 minutes late because there was too much wind), I started to break down. After the show, the wind really started to whip around. It was gusting around 40 m.p.h. The lights at the stadium were sway a good 2 to 3 feet to either side. It was an adventure taking down all the tents with all the wind. At midnight, everything was finally broken down. After a quick shower, everyone met up in the lobby to hang out. We ended getting 5 pizzas from Dominos around 12:30. It was nice hanging out with everyone and unwinding.

So all-in-all, the first show of the season was a success! Every corps came out strong, and the event went off without a hitch, even with the rain and wind. I am hoping everything stays calm. I have a bunch of videos to edit for this weekend. I am going to post all the videos I make either on Facebook on here, or on Facebook and Twitter.

Peace out from the flat-state of Texas.

 
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Posted by on June 19, 2011 in DCI Internship

 

DCI Week 2

So it has been a while since I have logged about what I have done out here in Indianapolis. I have told myself that I was going to write more frequently, but you know, things happen. What can you do?

Now, let’s see if I remember everything.

So last weekend, Brittni, David and I decided to take up Insanity. Since we will be here until mid-August, it will be perfect. Let me tell you, it’s been tough. In the month of May, I wasn’t able to work out a lot due to allergies kicking by butt, and finals. The most I was able to do was the week of landscaping I was able to fit in before I left. Even though it’s been hard, it’s been a lot of fun. I can already tell I am getting in better shape.

I have been able to go shoot a couple of stories so far (and the season hasn’t even started!). Last Saturday, the four of us took a trip down to Bloomington, IN to visit the Madison Scouts. I was able to bring along a camera, and was permitted to shoot rehearsal footage. Since they were in visual sectionals, there wasn’t a lot to shoot. After rehearsal was done, I interviewed the drum major, and walked around Starr Hall, where Blast! was formed. You could see the grid still painted in the parking lot. It was a piece of history!

That night, we ventured into Downtown Indy for the night. We went to the Hard Rock Cafe for dinner, which was cool because I had never been. While we were there, 6 bachelorette parties came in and out of the restaurant! After dinner, we went to Jillians to shoot some pool. Unfortunately, it started pouring out. After running back to the car, and me almost busting my head open, we were able to get back to the car. We took a quick car ride to the IMAX Theatre, and saw Pirates of the Caribbean 4. It was pretty awesome.

The next week, during my internship, was interesting. I was able to put together a news package previewing the Madison Scouts. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to publish it. The other time in the office was categorizing prior videos, packaging up some gift bags, and setting up to shoot commercials for DCI. I was also able to book almost all of my flights for the summer. This weekend, I will be traveling to Texas for the first two shows of the season. I will also be going to the local shows around Indianapolis, Denver, Minneapolis, San Antonio, Murfreesboro and Atlanta, and Allentown, before staying for Finals Week.

On Friday, I had my first sushi experience. After work, we stopped by one of the places downtown. I mustered up the courage to try one piece. Needless to say, I won’t be trying sushi anymore. After that, we hiked it to a movie theatre to see the Hangover 2. it was still funny the second time around.

Saturday was an adventure. After getting up early to so Insanity, David, James and I headed up to Fishers, IN to Conner Praire to videotape the Troopers perform, and get a little footage of the park. It is an Interactive Historical Park, we there are different areas with different time periods. People were dressed up and in character, which was pretty need. Not my cup of tea, but still pretty cool.

After that, we went to Fry’s Electronics. It was impressive. It is just a huge electronics store, but it was new to me, so there was some novelty in the place. After getting some blu-rays, we headed over to the Steak ‘N Shake for my first time ever. That night was pretty low-key, except for a late-night CVS trip. The three of us went for Ora-jel and toenail clippers, but came out with a lot of junk food.

The only interesting thing that happened on Sunday was our trip to Buffalo Wind Wings for the NBA Finals game (more on that in another blog some time soon). Even though the waitress was slow, and didn’t get a lot to drink, the wings were good, and the Mavs won, so it wasn’t that bad.

Today, I compiled a bunch of footage of the American flag in drum corps shows and put them into a little montage. It is going to be published tomorrow for Flag Day. At 2:00, we had a meeting for everyone who was going to Texas for the first two shows. It didn’t hit me the first show was this weekend. So excited to fly out on Friday. After the meeting, I started editing the Troopers footage. Hopefully it will be done tomorrow!

For those of you who read this far, thank you. A lot more happened, but I am too tired to try and remember and put in everything that has happened so far. Hopefully I will have time to write more this week.

The DCI season starts Saturday in Saginaw, Texas. Are you excited? I sure as hell am.

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2011 in DCI Internship