A Word a Week Challenge: Lines

Sue’s A Word a Week Challenge this week from her blog A Word in Your Ear is LINES. And since we’re big University of Tennessee Vols fans,we watch intently as the Pride of the Southland Band lines up, marches into the stadium, and performs the circle drills that bring down the house.

The Pride marches in front of the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center on Volunteer Blvd.

The Pride marches in front of the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center on Volunteer Blvd.

Before the game, the band gathers near the new Natalie L. Haslam Music Center and then marches in almost near-perfect lines down Volunteer Boulevard to Neyland Stadium.

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The band’s pre-game performance gets the crowd roaring as The Pride forms the Power T, and in rush the cheerleaders, Smoky (the blue-tick hound), and the players and coaches.

The Pride of the Southland forms the Power T

The Pride of the Southland forms the Power T

Players and cheerleaders run through the T to pump up the crowd in Neyland Stadium!

Players and cheerleaders run through the T to pump up the crowd in Neyland Stadium!

But it’s the halftime performance that sparkles.  The Pride moves across the field forming lines that move and morph into various shapes.  Like the circles they’re known for.

The Pride performs their famous Circle Drill.

The Pride performs their famous Circle Drill.

Or spirals that move yet maintain their shape.  (How DO they do that?)

Moving the spirals during the half-time performance

Moving the spirals during the half-time performance

And sometimes they get really fancy forming geometric shapes like we used to make with a Spirograph!

Another great half-time performance!

Another great half-time performance!

Lines have defined UT’s Pride of the Southland Band, and most folks forgo getting popcorn and Coke or taking a bathroom break until after the band’s mid-game performance.  You CAN’T miss The Pride!

After all, even when the Vols aren’t playing so well, we can truthfully say, “We ALWAYS win the halftime!”

For more interpretations of the Word a Week Challenge: Lines, go to http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/a-word-a-week-challenge-lines/

This is post #19 for National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) 2013.

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Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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12 Responses to A Word a Week Challenge: Lines

  1. Pingback: A word a week challenge : Lines | Processing the life

  2. Amy says:

    great line post! Love it 🙂

    • Rusha Sams says:

      Thanks! We’ve got another opportunity tonight to see these lines if we go to the UT/Vandy game. But it’s gonna be cold, and I’m not sure I can sit on concrete after dark and in the cold. Contemplating! Thanks for reading & commenting!

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  4. Swati Singh says:

    Love the photos, specially last and 2nd last!
    Great post!

  5. Life Breath Present says:

    I really enjoyed this post. I used to march and there’s just something about seeing a band perform that always draws me in! 🙂

    • Rusha Sams says:

      It’s a lot of hard work being in a band. I was in the high school band, but these college kids work a lot early in the morning and afternoons, too. Thanks for reading and commenting.

  6. Cee Neuner says:

    Some fun lines here!!

  7. I think I can see it clearly…emm..I mean..the lines.

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