Air Judge It

After about 7 years of performing, 6 or 7 years of teaching, I’m finally in training to be a Winter Guard judge. Tomorrow is the second time I’ll be using a tape recorder other than making my making my own radio shows. The first time was when I was asked to critique a marching band show. It was rainy and windy and I commented about the use of their flags (or lack of) without realizing they were told to “air flag it.”

I’m an idiot.

But I’m much smarter now and know I should probably not comment on such things. Now it’s things like:
hand placement
blah blah blah your guard sucks blah blah

Ok, never say that last part. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. That rule applies 100%. Or just make crap up. I learned that from Tony. Or maybe not. I think I made that part up as a quick back-up plan. Because you’ve always gotta have a back-up plan.

Hey we all had to start somewhere. Even if it was performing a painful looking show. And I’m sure the judges were just so nice to us. Because back then, they “appreciated” everything we did.

“I appreciate what I see.” Which now translates to “blah blah blah your guard sucks blah blah.”


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