I fell on my butt during our performance at the first football game this year... The ground was kinda slippery, and I was marching forwards, and my next move was a backwards march a somewhat far distance in 8 counts, and then a standstill, so I go to march backwards and the foot I was pushing off of started slipping, and then my other foot followed suit, and I landed on my butt....
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Post by uwbandgeek on May 22, 2008 14:12:00 GMT -5
For one of our shows, we had such a short time to prepare, we were allowed lyres during the actual performance. At the end of the first song, I snapped my sax down so fast the flip folder flew off my lyre. We had a second song, so right when we started I bent down and grabbed it quickly, but it was still so embarassing...
At a drumline competition, a different cymbal line was on the other side and started to yell about how sexy and amazing we were. Well, one of our kids stood up and so did one of theirs and they walked towards each other. Of course, the other bands just happened to turn around when they were saying how they would "totally do each other". Sigh...
Oh, and during a drumline rehearsal in the cafeteria, we were playing soccer because we didn't have any movement yet. But, of course, they kicked the ball to me and I missed and kicked Dr. Beat. Which broke all over the ground and everyone just turned around. I just waved and fell to the ground clutching my foot (as we don't wear shoes) while someone else put it back together.
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Post by piccolo + ADD = fun on May 29, 2008 14:26:08 GMT -5
=_=; Band humiliation...how i do have experience with that -Falling off the bleachers -my piccolo having water condensing in the keys during a game so my solo didn't play -piccolo falling apart during compeition and the opposing band in the stand making fun of me for my solo not working with a broken piccolo -hitting myself in the face during drum major tryouts in front of the entire band -having chauvinist drumline guys tell me they knew a girl couldn't make it anyways afterwards -having my squad leader calling me a retard while screaming at me for not being able to hear her...in front of 10 other squads -not being able to find my partner for sideline entrance and holding everything up -having the band director ask in front of everyone why the -ahem- I didn't make allstate. again. -having a panic attack on a plane coming home from the rosebowl due to claustrophobia, not being consistent with the time of day taking medications and just anxienty with the band booster president and another chaperone next to me -messing up royally during bandfest at the rosebowl. -and then getting screamed at by my squad leader. again. -standing outside a rival high school's band room waiting for the rest of the band to arrive for a parade and having to have a friend from opposing band stand beside me to keep me from getting jumped
wow...so many moments...=_=;;; -hides behind a tuba case-
Post by thatflutefreak on May 29, 2008 15:29:05 GMT -5
At Festival Disney (which was AMAZING by the way) this year when we were setting up on stage right before we performed, my stand was as far down as it could go, so when I was trying to raise it up it popped right off, causing me to fall out of the chair and land on my butt. If that wasn't enough, I accidentally tossed the the top half of the stand when I fell and it flew off of the stage.
During practice a week or so ago, while the BD was talking, my stand partner dropped her flute on my ankle and I screamed out "HOOOLY CRAP OW." Of course everyone looked at me, entire flute section started giggling (surprise surprise). When I told the BD what happened, he didn't believe me... he thinks I was just trying to get attention
I'm sure I have WAYYY more, those are just the ones that came to mind...
Post by yummiebears on May 29, 2008 17:31:33 GMT -5
So like 10 of my band friends and I were getting lunch one day during rehearsal. It had snowed the night before and as a result was quite icy (which I'm not used to seeing as I lived in California for all of my life before this year). I had lost my balance once in the parking lot, but hadn't fallen. So we are almost to the store and my feet slip out from under me. I totally fell on my butt and just burst out laughing. The people who were walking ahead of us burst out laughing too. It was so embarassing. They still make fun of me for it.
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It was a windy playoff game and we were doing anything to keep warm and my friends and I got into a conversation about building forts with blankets and chairs as kids. They wanted to make one on the bus. I was sitting next to my friend's brother in the very back and he was into the idea. He keeps making a fort and I'm tearing it down saying what are people gonna think we are doing. The assistant shines a flashlight into the back and says: "Whose that back there?" and walks back to us. He sees who it is (the assistant thinks the guy is gay) and says "I'm glad its you or I would be worried." I got crap for that one for a long time.
Post by piccolo + ADD = fun on Jun 6, 2008 15:27:46 GMT -5
Another one was having the band director call me out. It was pretty funny, but also embarrassing cuz now people keep quoting it at me! He asked me when the Italian festival was I said i didn't know and so he said "Meh, figures. She's a goth they don't know anything that's going on."
Post by brassgirl1023 on Jun 13, 2008 4:34:06 GMT -5
-having meanie seniors steal my stand last minute before a performance and then having to get one when we're supposed to play. hahah. -spilling m&ms all over the seats in the audience [fortunately the amaaazing guys in front of us helped us eat them]
Post by brassgirl1023 on Jun 19, 2008 4:45:30 GMT -5
^tell me about it xD
same here... but unfortunately I've been corrupted, and we're a family so it's all good I guess. At least they probably don't gangbang you on the bus after getting a superior, pour water on you when you're wearing a white shirt or constantly hit on you, turning you into a freshman wh***, and stupid stuff like that
Post by bandgeekaltosax on Jul 2, 2008 23:52:00 GMT -5
lol! So we were on a band bus riding to a field show performance at the college, and we were playing some games. And I am the slowest person ever at getting jokes. so my good friend that played the trumpet introduced this game called "Ife Arted"
So they start off with choosing names that go after Ife. Like mario, yoshi, luigi, for example. And I was arted. And they start clapping their legs like horses and we go around in a circle saying our names with Ife in front and starting slow, then getting faster and louder.
This game seriously went 10 minutes and they were laughing so hard they could barely breathe, and I was just continuing, until they finally stopped me and were like, "Do you know what you're saying???" And I replied, "uh... Ife... Arted???" They had to explain to me that I was yelling "I farted" at the top of my lungs. It was soooo horrible. And I was a junior that year!!! The freshmen got it before me!
Okay, so our practice field is right outside of the school, in the field. And there are BIG dirt holes from where people are in those spots and hit and snap and stuff. Well, one year it was raining... and it had rained all day prior. The band director wanted us to go outside... so we did. So we were breaking down the sets and we were doing them over and over again. Making the field very... VERY, muddy. The director would not move to another part of the field though. Long story short... I went to dig and step backward and I did it too hard. I fell. And this was not just a fall... I was covered all down the side with mud... and my instrument was covered too. It was so horrible. At least everyone made sure I was okay afterward.