Re: How does the summer work?
Posted by: Curt Johnson (Former Marching Member)
Tuesday, June 17, 2003 - 10:22 AM
In the 1960s, we had to eat at restaurants. On tour, we'd get a fixed amount per day to spend on food. Above that, we were on our own.
If you were a waitress at a greasy spoon, imagine how you'd feel as you saw a couple buses of Cavaliers unloading and heading your way. Holy Sh*t! Take off the apron and RUN!
We were always told to eat well before a competition to prevent fainting. Anyone who fainted was kicked out of the corps -- Cavaliers don't faint!
My standard pre-contest meal was a hot roast beef sandwich and a chocolate malt. Very healthy, as you can see. NOT! But we thought it was back then.
For usual drinks other than water, we had to drink Coke products, because of Mr. McCurdy giving so many of us summer jobs at the Coke plants in Chicago. Anybody caught drinking Pepsi or Diet Rite Cola was in trouble.
Just a bit of history.