Friday, August 01, 2014

Day 71 - Allentown Regional

Regional Competition: Allentown, PA

Today's Housing: Penn State Schuylkill / 200 University Drive / Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
Show: J. Birney Crum Stadium, Linden St. & 20th St. ,Allentown, PA 18105
Tomorrows Housing: Harrison Middle School, 129 Windvale Dr. , Pittsburgh PA, 15236 

Hailed as the longest running drum corps show still in existence, the Allentown Regional comes from an extremely drum corps-rich environment. To adequately accomidate all corps, the regional is divided into two shows; neither of which is better or worse than the other. Most corps get to choose which day works best with their schedule. Tucked away in the heart of Allentown, the show is held at J. Birney Crum Stadium; a massive, steep, concrete partial wrap-around stadium. The stadium is in a large park, filled with trees, flowers, ducks (don't feed them), walking bridges, and a huge pond/stream that cuts right through the middle. If the location isn't memorable, than the crowd sure will be. Many people refer to them as "Cadets Only" crowd; selectively giving out applause to corps that only really impress them. Maybe this is because they are such seasoned drum corps veterans. Applause are not given with this crowd; they are earned. If the Colts perform the way they did last night, they can get this crowd on their feet. 

Today's Schedule 

  6:30 AM - Wake
  7:30 AM - Stretch
  7:45 AM - Visual
  9:35 AM - Sectionals
11:25 AM - Short Lunch
12:10 PM - Ensemble
  2:10 PM - Full Run
  2:35 PM - EPL
  4:20 PM - Depart
  5:50 PM - Warm Up
  7:52 PM - Gate
  8:12 PM - Perform
  8:45 PM - Snack
10:30 PM - Depart
  4:30 AM - Arrive in Pittsburgh 


Scattered thunderstorms. High 81F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

What's Cookin'

Breakfast:         Breakfast Burritos 

Lunch:              Chicken Fingers

EPL:              TBA

Meal 4:           TBA 


Lisa Carson
Dianne Higgins

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