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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Flag Corps

I don’t want to rant, or be mean, or come off as a jerk....but am I the only one who doesn’t understand flag corps? How did that ever get started? Did a band conductor look out at his fleet one day and decide something was missing? Did he survey his instrument army playing and marching in perfect harmony and think, “You know what I need?....A bunch of ladies in small, sparkly outfits waving flags. But they must suck. I want them to do routines that are super awkward and out of sync. If they manage to wave their flags in unison even once I’ll be angry. Oh! And I want their flags to never match the team colors. Give me shimmery golds and other random hues. Yes. A mess of confusion is what my band of precision needs.”

So yeah, I just don’t understand flag corps. But what I reeeeeeeally don’t understand is a flag corps taking the field and having one of its flaggers unable to flag. It happened this Saturday at Nippert Field. My brain melted. Check out the girl on the 42 yard line. What you can’t see is that her arm is in a giant cast.

Yet she’s out there.

Flagless.

What universe does this make sense? She has one job and one job only- wave a flag. Seems like you don’t take field if you can’t do your one and only job. Right? If the trumpet player’s lips fell off, surely he wouldn’t still go out there and march around. And it seems silly to even point out that injured football players don’t still go on the field and play.

Am I the only one who finds this insane? If so, someone help me understand.

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1 comment:

thesevenhillscollection.com said...

AAAUUUGGGHHH!!!! Who is the scary monster at the end? You didn't warn me!