Madcap (zimdanen) wrote,

Defending Guard to a band person that's just like all the others.

"Actually, most of the people on Guard are not 'lazy and stupid and apathetic'. They're not the smartest bunch, no, but they work hard and care. (Minus Grace and possibly some of the older people.) And we know how to march, but a lot of us are new and are having difficulty marching and doing the work at the same time. You've had a little bit more experience than we have. And we know most of the work, but we need to refresh our memories and didn't get a chance to do that - we haven't worked on the work from the fourth song since summer, so it's been at least five weeks since we've bothered with that stuff. We've been slightly more focused on the work we actually DO in the show; now that we're getting to this, we'll be working on this as well.

And ya know what? We're coming to the game. If we didn't give a rat's ass, we wouldn't do that. Some of us aren't going to Neko at all because of Guard. The rest are giving up part of Neko and balancing the two damn things because we're not about to sit around and give up our every little bit of fun because there's a competition on that Saturday as well. You may not think it's as important, but I think that one competition isn't as important as something that is that life-affecting. And if you'd actually go to a convention, you'd see how important they are. Everything's important in its own way.

And what the hell are they supposed to do? The only person in Guard they see that can stand up to the band is Rita. Why? Because the band does nothing but tell them how useless they are and how they're not really part of band and how nobody cares. So what the heck are they supposed to do? They've been given inferiority complexes because you guys can't seem to get it through your heads that without Guard, THERE IS NO SHOW. We're the eye candy; you're just the background. We make the show. Both parts are important; we'd look pretty damn stupid out there twirling flags without music, but nobody would care if you were just playing music. They wouldn't even look at you."
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