So I guess yesterday (Saturday) was the official practice day however it was windy and cloudy and generally not looking ideal for flying.
So after a quick conflab we decided some retail therapy at the Decathlon store in Dignes les Bains was in order… A couple of hours later we were all fully therapied out (and I was 120 euros out of pocket too) so we hopped into the car and drove into the town centre for a beer and found ourseleves in the middle of a marching band competiion featuring teams from all round Europe, including Sweden, Denmark, Spain and yes, the UK, represented by the Romford Trumpet and Drum Corps! Ha I thought, we’ll show them, us Brits know how to do marching bands!
Crikey was I ever wrong! That’s not saying they were bad, far from it, they could march and drum and blow the trumpet as well as, if not better than the rest of them, but I’m afraid they didn’t stand a chance against the other two bands we saw, from Sweden and Denmark. Sadly we missed the Spanish entry, but apparently they had great costumes! Anyway, I’ll let you judge for yourselves…
As you can see poor old Romford never stood a chance 🙂