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13 Things All Winter Guard Performers Understand

It's not easy, but it's worth it!

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1. Dreading pulling out and folding up the floor.

Like, can we just do the "no floor" thing this season?
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Like, can we just do the "no floor" thing this season?

2. When your instructor says "OK, last time. I swear."

These 8 counts are never going to end....
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These 8 counts are never going to end....

3. You own every type of makeup EVER.

Seriously, if you don't own it, it probably doesn't exist.
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Seriously, if you don't own it, it probably doesn't exist.

4. Same goes for hair supplies.

Bobby pins EVERYWHERE.
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Bobby pins EVERYWHERE.

5. Because you are expected to do whatever crazy, complicated show hair your instructor comes up with.

Good hair, good show!
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Good hair, good show!

6. Sabre bruises.

"No, no one at home is hitting me...."
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"No, no one at home is hitting me...."

7. All of your rehearsal/work out/chill around the house clothes are dance blacks.

Why waste money on any other color?
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Why waste money on any other color?

8. Scholastic novice guard instructor:

"Please sweetheart.... just TRY and let go of the flag."
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"Please sweetheart.... just TRY and let go of the flag."

9. Independent guard instructor:

"You've had this *$&%#"@ choreo for two #$)_)-% @$#)- weeks! Get it the #$@% together or you're cut!"
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"You've had this *$&%#"@ choreo for two #$)_)-% @$#)- weeks! Get it the #$@% together or you're cut!"

10. You've had to wear some costumes that weren't your favorite.

"Needs more feathers.... the judges will love this!" says your instructor.
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"Needs more feathers.... the judges will love this!" says your instructor.

11. You have an incredibly high pain tolerance.

Yeah. the rifle hit me in the eye and I may or may not have a broken arm, but I can still spin, see?
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Yeah. the rifle hit me in the eye and I may or may not have a broken arm, but I can still spin, see?

12. Fangirling over Aimachi

AAAAAAHHHHHHH!
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AAAAAAHHHHHHH!

13. Dreaming of performing on this stage.

There's nothing else like it.
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There's nothing else like it.

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