Marine Corps Band, 29 Palms

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  1. d.mcknight

    d.mcknight Member

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    Yesterday in my small town, the Marine Corps Band out of 29 Palms preformed the last concert of our local summer concert series. They've been doing this for a few years now, and have almost always had the honor of wrapping up the series. Probably half of the town turns out for this.

    Anyway, on to the important part. I was down watching them with a few friends, when all of the sudden in the middle of a piece, all the electricity in the outdoor concert area went out. Now for most groups, when something like this happens, they'd stop and let the crowd know they were having "technical difficulties." But not the Marines, they just kept on playing. And they kept going for a good 10-15 minutes while the powers that be looked for the problem.

    I just found this to be a good example of dedication in the military. Maybe I'm wrong for this situation, but to me, and the other 600-700 people that applauded them, it was something that stood out. :thumb:
     
  2. Mongo

    Mongo Banned

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    The 4th of July this year, the Nationals were in town. I decided, to avoid the stadium metro traffic, to take the New Carrolton line in to the Eastern Market and walk to the game. Day game. Nice day. Nice restrauants along the route. So I am walking down 8th St looking for a nice affordable outdoor restaurant and the crowd milling around on the sidewalk kept getting larger and larger. When I asked, I was told that the community had an annual neighborhood block parade on July 4 for all the schools, organizations, and local politicians. So I found a nice sidewalk restaurant to watch. The first thing I heard was the band. Nice 4th of July patriotic music. It took me a while to realize that it was pretty darned good music for a high school band. When they came into view all dressed out in their dress uniforms, I realized it was THE Marine Band from the barracks just down the street. The highlight of the weekend. When I went back and looked at all the "Things to do" lists, I could find no mention of it. Also, not to say too much about the politicians, a few of them were riding in some very nice wheels, a totally restored MG-TF and an original unrestored TR-3, for example.
     
  3. goldfarb1

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    Risky decision. Could've had the engine fallout mid parade.
     

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