Right now I'm laying in bed in the Radisson Riverside hotel. It's 2:30 AM and we have 2 people sleeping on the ground on air mattresses (Steve and Ray) while Dave (trumpet) and I sleep in the beds. This is the final weekend for the Brigadiers DCA Corps 2009... coming in just for the end of the season I feel like the corps is... not as ready as most would like to be, but I feel like if we have an "on" performance it'll be a nice way to end the season. Today I got up around 7:30 and headed out around 8. We got up to Syracuse and waited there for the bus, then continued on the Rochester. Rehearsal here was fine.. I feel like last year we were a little more stressed and things, but I also realize that was the first time I'd been through it.. this time it's more for fun anyway. I'm less attached to the show, so really I'm performing simply to please myself.. and when I do a great job and other people like it too it's a bonus! Anyway, I love finals weekend because up until this time it is mostly just rehearsal and shows and performances. Now it's some rehearsal and shows.. quite a bit of time off and party time. This is where I made most of my friends last year... not the endless hours on the field for the whole summer. It really is interesting how these things function. Tomorrow we have preliminary competition where we are 8th at this point. Sunday is World Finals where hopefully we go on 7th or 6th depending on our score tomorrow. Well, there's a long day ahead of me.. and it begins real soon. This is way too much work to be fun.. and way too much fun to be work. Sleep time.