OBSERVATIONS FROM SPENDING ALL WEEKEND AT A MARCHING BAND COMPETITION

A wonderful weekend of people watching.
  1. Marching shoes and tall socks are all the rage.
  2. High school kids are smaller than I remember.
  3. If you're wearing an event name badge, everyone assumes you have all the answers.
    And ask you all the ridiculous questions. "Um Ms, where is a trash can?"
  4. It's Halloween and not enough people are wearing costumes.
    Don't worry, I am. I'm calling it "Business casual Minnie"
  5. Heard in the parking lot
    7:00 am band warm up. The director: "Our first goal was to get here alive, and we did it! Wasn't that lightning scary?"
  6. High school band couples are adorable.
  7. So much passion and enthusiasm for a great activity.
    #bandgeekforlife