Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 6:52 PM
Great memory Steve! I was just talking with Paul Redmond about that the other week.
I absolutely remember every detail about that encounter. Yep, Hack and Parker wearing their jackets on a hot day.
They were so nice to us, unlike when we were on the bus with them as rookies!!!!!
But I agree, it was like Elvis Presley or the Beatles decided to walk up and talk with us.
I also remember after they left. You and I might have starting grinning at each other in some cocky, arrogant way, since all the other kids in the corps were staring at us like WE were now something special.
But, we were still both so stunned that we just kinda' stared at each other, stared at the ground, stared at our drums . . . totally stunned that anyone, much less two Cavalier snares, would suggest we try out for the corps.
Of course, for all we know, they were just talking to us so they could get a closer look at the cute girls in our "B" corps. Either way, it worked, cuz four of us from the corps tried out for the Cavaliers a few weeks later - and we ALL made it (you, me, Redmond, and Bill Dunne).
One of my favorite memories of all times.
And walking up the long, rickety steps leading to the rehearsal space at the old hall . . . I was literally shaking . . . and shook every time I went up those steps the first two or three months.
My god, I CAN NOT believe we became Cavaliers. All my usual smart ass comments aside, I am still sincerely humbled by it all.