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BinkyKat
12-31-2007, 08:09 PM
Stuff like this gives me the chills at the precision and dedication!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y90UPLLo6nY

figaro
12-31-2007, 08:28 PM
wow...

WildMountainHoney
12-31-2007, 08:34 PM
It is neat!

Long ago I participated briefly in CAP, and we did "drill off's" where you followed drill instructions faster and faster, and if you faltered, you were "out". I had been a dancer (ballet) since I was 4. I always won :wink:

This kind of stuff just always make me think of dance without music, footsteps are your beat.

auburnchick
12-31-2007, 08:50 PM
Such discipline. Amazing.

cindycactus
12-31-2007, 09:06 PM
Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.:woot:

dmknits
12-31-2007, 10:47 PM
Wow...Enjoyed watching that. Thanks.

treehugger14
01-01-2008, 03:18 AM
It is neat!

Long ago I participated briefly in CAP, and we did "drill off's" where you followed drill instructions faster and faster, and if you faltered, you were "out". I had been a dancer (ballet) since I was 4. I always won :wink:

This kind of stuff just always make me think of dance without music, footsteps are your beat.

We do that in my AFJROTC corps. except tis called Knock-out. I have to say, i'm actually pretty good. But, one time, at school, like 3 years ago, we had the Air Force Drill team there, and they told us to make as much noise as possible, so we did, and they never faltered not once. twas soooooo cool. oh, and i agree witht he footsteps being your beat when you do that stuff though. They practice on that for ages....

knitncook
01-01-2008, 11:27 AM
I always love watching that sort of percision. When my brother was in the Navy he did that sort of precision drill exercises. I have pics of him doing his drills. He always had special things to do because he was so tall and so quick (he's 6'7" tall) Thanks for sharing as it brought back some wonderful memories!

witeowl
01-01-2008, 07:46 PM
Nah, they're in the military. It's not dedication. It's survival. They know that if they mess up, they'll get shot!

Seriously, as an ex-drum major (NOT majorette, tyvm), I love watching shows like that. Of course the Marines are some of the best, if not THE best. (The marching band's also easily the top marching band in the nation, long considered the President's own band.)

What I liked most about that routine is that they showed a sense of humor in the choreography. That's the best when they're sort of playing around with the audience's expectations.

Thanks for posting!

WildMountainHoney
01-01-2008, 07:57 PM
What I liked most about that routine is that they showed a sense of humor in the choreography. That's the best when they're sort of playing around with the audience's expectations. Yes, that was fun! Almost wish we had a different view, they hold that "star" shape long enough for photos and it would be neat to see from above!

mks22300
01-01-2008, 09:34 PM
Very cool, thanks for sharing!

SnarfyCat
01-03-2008, 09:30 AM
Thank you for that.

That is one of the things that I miss about being in the army. My squad et I won a competition when I was in AIT _many_ years ago. There is something very exhilerating about the sharpness of movement et the cohesiveness of you et people that you depend on moving as one.

Thanks again for the memory.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-03-2008, 01:37 PM
I think I need to get me a marine in 2008 :drool:

BinkyKat
01-03-2008, 10:53 PM
I think I need to get me a marine in 2008 :drool:

Buy two, they make nice gifts! :teehee:
I can see you all Debra Winger "Officer and a Gentleman"-y :heart:

witeowl
01-03-2008, 11:09 PM
Buy two, they make nice gifts! :teehee:


Hell, if there's a bulk discount, I'll go in on a batch with ya! ;)

BinkyKat
01-04-2008, 09:33 PM
Hell, if there's a bulk discount, I'll go in on a batch with ya! ;)
:roflhard: