In Santa Clara Vanguard's 2006 program, "Moto Perpetuo," continuous motion never stops, and during Championship Week, the corps has taken that even one step further.
As the corps buses pull up, a special corps member, nicknamed "Mr. Moto," begins marching. While doing laps around the stadium and souvenir marketplace amongst drum corps fans, Mr. Moto intrigues and inspires many onlookers. As the rest of the corps warms up, Mr. Moto continues, until marching onto the field as Santa Clara Vanguard begins its on-field warm-up.
DCI.org's Christina Mavroudis-Dempsey spent 13 minutes with Mr. Moto this evening tracking his progress.
6:25 p.m. Mr. Moto walks around the stadium on his second lap. (mp3 audio)
6:26 p.m. John Garrett, a Santa Clara Vanguard admirer, has a "sick fascination" with following Mr. Moto around the souvenir area. (mp3 audio)
6:28 p.m. Mr. Moto passes Madison Scouts and Carolina Crown moving into Crossmen territory. (mp3 audio)
6:32 p.m. Mr. Moto circles the Vanguard guard. (mp3 audio)
6:34 p.m. Andy May has never seen this year's Santa Clara Vanguard show. He says about Mr. Moto: "That's some dedication." (mp3 audio)
6:37 p.m. A few onlookers take pictures of Mr. Moto. (mp3 audio)
6:38 p.m. Goodbye to Mr. Moto as he crosses the street to go to the corps for a final warm-up. (mp3 audio)