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.
John Garrett, a Santa Clara Vanguard admirer, has a "sick fascination" with following Mr. Moto around the souvenir area.
Mr. Moto passes Madison Scouts and Carolina Crown moving into Crossmen territory.
Mr. Moto circles the Vanguard guard.
Andy May has never seen this year's Santa Clara Vanguard show. He says about Mr. Moto: "That's some dedication."
A few onlookers take pictures of Mr. Moto.
Goodbye to Mr. Moto as he crosses the street to go to the corps for a final warm-up.