Saturday, July 08, 2006

Today is Saturday, July 8; it’s a show day

We are in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Today's Menu
Egg bake
Sausage links

Butt chops
Potato salad
Canned fruit

Pizza with the Colt Cadets (delivered to show site)
Lettuce salad

Today's Schedule
Arrived in Indiana at 8:30-8:45 a.m. Sign on the cooktruck board featured a large, red IU (Indiana University) symbol and a note that the corps was now in Eastern Daylight Time. Not like yesterday and not like last year. (Indianapolis now goes on daylight time, unlike years past.)

9:30 Stretch
10 Breakfast
11 Vis
12:30 Sectionals
1:35 Ensemble
3:20 Runthrough
3:45 Lunch/pack/load/clean
5:35 Depart for stadium
6:20 Warmup
8:20 Gate
8:50 Performance
9:45 Dinner
Midnight depart for Rockford, Illinois

Today's Cooks
Jody G., head cook
John L.
Tom T.
Tom C.

Guest cooks: Barry, Barry's mom, Jim J.

Today saw the return of the cooktruck board nazi. I don't think there's been a sighting since last year's finals in Massachusetts. The dry-erase board on the right side of the cooktruck was cleaned this morning, there was a note: "Nearly clean board courtesy of the board nazi."

Today's News

Roger and John L. drive.

Welcome new cook Donna!

Home show was great. Lots of friends, family, and fans showed up to support the Colts. Greg said it was a record crowd for Music on the March. The P.A. announcer had to ask people to squeeze in to make more room in the Dubuque Senior stands. Even with that, Colts parents were sitting and standing on the grassy area east of the grandstand because people were standing two and three deep at the top of the stadium. Way to go, Dubuque.

The Colts played a killer show. They just keep getting better and better. And the encore was really fun and got the crowd going. The corps played Windsprints and Ride and then were joined by the Colt Cadets for Freebird, which has now become a fixture. They closed the encore with a moving version of the corps song, Morning.

Then corps members had time to hang with family and friends. Lots of former Colts turned out to support the corps. There's really an excitement surrounding them this year. It's a great year to be a Colt.

As always, check for the latest official word on tour news, housing sites, mail drops, or other corps information.

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