College Chronicles - The Trip to Seattle
By DM7000 07-10-2010 02:39 PM
So for the past week I've been in Seattle because of a marching band trip, and I must say I do love that city.
The trip started with a 30 hours bus ride from Minnesota all the way to Seattle, Washington...Needless to say it was unbearable, I don't see how people can sleep in those damn coach buses. Every time I tried I'd end up sore after waking up. Anyway...
Once we arrived at Seattle, we were given a couple hours to grab dinner and explore the town, because our hotel was about 2 blocks from the Seattle center me and a couple friends decided to go explore.
Now the Seattle Center is pretty cool, it has the Space Needle, some shops, an arcade, and for this weekend only....THE INTERNATIONAL BEER FEST! Sadly, despite our best attempts to sneak in there (I'm only 18 ) we were unable to enter this fun looking place. What I did get to see was a plethora of drunk people doing some pretty funny things. As my friends and I walked through the arcade and the shops, we'd constantly hear yelling followed by glass breaking from the area that was sectioned off for the beer fest...It was rather interesting.
The following days were spent exploring Seattle while going to Mt. Reinier, Tillicum Village in Puget Sound, and two Fourth of July parades in Edmond( I think) and Burien. I must say though people from Washington really get excited over marching band. Both of these were somewhat small towns but we wouldn't even be playing and they'd be cheering and yelling and just being the nicest crowd ever. All except for one guy.....
This was near the end of one parade route, as I'm marching I hear someone yell "THE SEAHAWKS ARE GONNA KICK THE VIKINGS ASS!!! WELCOME TO SEATTLE." I thought it was hilarious and I really wanted to yell back "I'M A PACKERS FAN SO SUCK IT." But I couldn't break attention since we're a military style band.
All in all, between the raves that occurred in the bus, to the dance party with the south american band in the Seattle Center, to playing at the Mariner's game, it was a damn good trip. If you haven't been to Seattle, I recommend you go there for vacation one day. It's a very nice town.
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