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2014/06/16 11:39:35 (permalink)

Santa Clara Vanguard 2014

It's that time, again.  Our tour kicks off this weekend in Central California.  Here's our schedule.  I invite anyone and everyone to come and see us.  It's great family entertainment.
 
Friday, June 20 - Clovis, CA Contest
Saturday, June 21 - Stanford, CA Contest
Sunday, June 22 - Sacramento, CA Contest


Monday, June 23 - Laundry & San Francisco Freeday
Tuesday, June 24 - Schafter, CA rehearsal day
Wednesday, June 25 - Schafter, CA rehearsal day
Thursday, June 26 - Mesa, AZ Contest
Friday, June 27 - Oceanside, CA Contest
Saturday, June 28 - Walnut, CA Contest
Sunday, June 29 - Riverside, CA Contest


Monday, June 30 - Cambria, CA rehearsal day
Tuesday, July 1 - Santa Clara, CA Contest
Wednesday, July 2 - Medford, OR Exhibition
Thursday, July 3 - Portland, OR Contest
Friday, July 4 - Seaside, OR Laundry & Free Day
Saturday, July 5 - Seattle, WA Contest
Sunday, July 6 - Tri-Cities, WA Contest


Monday, July 7 - Boise, ID rehearsal day
Tuesday, July 8 - Boise, ID
Wednesday, July 9 - Ogden, UT
Thursday, July 10 - Colorado resort (Aspen or Steamboat) rehearsal day
Friday, July 11 - Brighton, CO rehearsal day
Saturday, July 12 - Denver, CO Contest
Sunday, July 13 - Hastings, NE rehearsal day


Monday, July 14 - Warrensburg, MO - TOC Contest
Tuesday, July 15 - Norman, OK rehearsal day
Wednesday, July 16 - Birdville (DFW, TX) rehearsal day
Thursday, July 17 - Denton, TX Contest
Friday, July 18 - Houston, TX - TOC Contest
Saturday, July 19 - San Antonio - DCI Southwest Regional Contest
Sunday, July 20 - San Antonio - Laundry & Free day


Monday, July 21 - Houston Rehearsal day
Tuesday, July 22 - Ocean Springs, MS Contest
Wednesday, July 23 - Tennessee rehearsal day
Thursday, July 24 - Tennessee rehearsal day
Friday, July 25 - Nashville, TN - TOC Contest
Saturday, July 26 - Atlanta, GA - DCI Southeast Regional Contest
Sunday, July 27 - Charlotte, NC - TOC Contest


Monday, July 28 - Dublin, OH Contest
Tuesday, July 29 - PA rehearsal day
Wednesday, July 30 - PA rehearsal day
Thursday, July 31 - Rutgers, NJ - TOC Contest
Friday, August 1 - Allentown, PA - DCI East Contest
Saturday, August 2 - Pottsville, PA - rehearsal & Corps Banquet
Sunday, August 3 - University of Buffalo, NY - TOC Contest


Monday, August 4 - Massillon/Akron, OH - TOC Contest
Tuesday, August 5 - Kokomo, IN - rehearsal day
Wednesday, August 6 - Kokomo, IN - rehearsal/recording/I&E, share perf with SCVC
Thursday, August 7 - Indianapolis, IN - DCI Prelims - DCI Cinecast
Friday, August 8 - Indianapolis, IN - DCI Semifinals
Saturday, August 9 - Indianapolis, IN - DCI World Championship

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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/16 14:30:02 (permalink)
I'm going. Should be fun!
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/16 15:04:54 (permalink)
Over 500 miles from Schafter CA to Mesa AZ!
You'll be haulin' Butt!" />
PM me if you want to get together in Mesa. We're planning to go to the show!
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/16 16:03:30 (permalink)
Jim, we can move along when necessary.  The night after Mesa, we'll be back in Oceanside.  BTW, I think our rehearsal that day is in Gilbert.
 
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/16 21:46:16 (permalink)
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Jim, we can move along when necessary.  The night after Mesa, we'll be back in Oceanside.  BTW, I think our rehearsal that day is in Gilbert.

Sends me some details when you get them please.
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/26 03:22:47 (permalink)
Poverty Pete is in route from CA to AZ.
We will try to connect on Thursday, 6/26.
News at 11!
Anyone else here in the PHX area planning to go?
Here's the info:
http://www.dci.org/schedule/details.cfm?event=233#ixzz2urQQtizG
You can see the rig Poverty Pete drives on their web site:
http://www.scvanguard.org/index.cfm
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/27 00:41:29 (permalink)
Poverty Pete arrived in Mesa AZ safe and sound but a little tired from driving all night, practicing all day and feeding 4 squares to over 200 people daily from his rolling Mess Hall Rig. He doesn't cook, (Thank God), he just drives but it's a lot of work keeping on a very tight schedule.
I picked him up at the parking/staging area where all the Corps for tonight's performance were assembling/unloading/practicing, tooting and drumming etc.
Organized chaos! The logistics that go into hauling, loading, unloading, feeding, practicing, and performing from coast to coast came right out of the handbook for the D Day Invasion. I would guess the annual budget for the Santa Clara Vanguard for their annual tour is in the neighborhood of $2 Million. Just the fuel bill for 3 Semi's and 3 Buses plus some auxiliary vehicles has to be astronomical! Across the country and back again - Unreal! 
Took PP to "The Landmark" Restaurant. It's a very interesting building that's on the National Registry of Historic Places. The building originally was a LDS/Mormon Church built in 1908. It also housed the original Mesa Community College and has been a restaurant since 1972.
http://www.landmarkrestaurant.com/
One of it's main features is the Salad ROOM - not Salad BAR - Salad ROOM!
 
(The picture only shows about 1/3 of the room.)
One whole room houses the over 200 Item soup, salad, appetizer, breads and desserts. The soups are in a old converted coal /wood stove! Biggest assortment I've seen anywhere except maybe a grand buffet at a top Las Vegas hotel.
Aside from the salad ROOM, which is a meal in itself, PP & I each had a "House Favorite" He had Chicken Fried Steak with real mashed potatoes and I had the Stuffed Meatloaf with Sweet Potato Fries. Both were delicious.
Since PP was really tired and almost falling asleep in his Mashed Potatoes, and I was tired too, we both decided to call it a night. I took him back to his rig so he could catch some ZZZZ's till after the show and then it's "On the Road Again' with his sidekick, Willy Nelson and off to another 8 hour haul to Oceanside CA for tomorrow night's performance.
It was really interesting to see all the "Backstage" activity of these young people and the work and effort they put into their performances. Hundreds of Hours of practice, living on a bus for the Summer. The advantage is they get to see the whole United States of America and have stories to tell their Grandchildren about this Crazy Guy named Steve who hauled their Chuck Wagon all over the country and loved doing it!
Hang in there PP and keep it between the lines! Safe Journey's my friend. 
post edited by Foodbme - 2014/06/27 03:21:18
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/27 03:32:29 (permalink)
Sounds like a great time, foodbme!
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/27 11:08:25 (permalink)
Spoke with PP this morning for an update- He had finished parking in Oceanside, CA and was combing the mashed Pot. out of his mustashe !.  HE Said the Salad Room reviewed above was amazing, he would go back any time to a place that offered Pickled Herring AND Pickled Kumquats at the same table !!
Today Oceanside, Tomorrow Glendora, CA (Janet's home town) and a day of L A freeway driving..  But he is having the ultimate Single person's Roadfood Marathon (Part II).
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/27 11:21:00 (permalink)
We are all happy for PP that his health has returned and having a wonderful time in his new gigs.
 
Paul E. Smith
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/27 11:24:54 (permalink)
We'll be seeing him on July 28.
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/27 12:26:59 (permalink)
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Spoke with PP this morning for an update- He had finished parking in Oceanside, CA and was combing the mashed Pot. out of his mustashe !.  HE Said the Salad Room reviewed above was amazing, he would go back any time to a place that offered Pickled Herring AND Pickled Kumquats at the same table !!
Today Oceanside, Tomorrow Glendora, CA (Janet's home town) and a day of L A freeway driving..  But he is having the ultimate Single person's Roadfood Marathon (Part II).

I'll be going to the show in Glendora and giving PP the food tour. I hope he brought a bigger belt to wear afterwards!
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/27 14:15:32 (permalink)
Thanks, all. We're off to a great start. You guys need to experience that salad room.
Jim, thanks for the hospitality.
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/27 14:26:09 (permalink)
Hey PP, where are you playing in Medford?
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/27 14:40:45 (permalink)
We'll be at the Harry & David stadium. Come on down. You'll have a fun evening.
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/27 14:53:46 (permalink)
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Spoke with PP this morning for an update- He had finished parking in Oceanside, CA and was combing the mashed Pot. out of his mustashe !.  HE Said the Salad Room reviewed above was amazing, he would go back any time to a place that offered Pickled Herring AND Pickled Kumquats at the same table !!
Today Oceanside, Tomorrow Glendora, CA (Janet's home town) and a day of L A freeway driving..  But he is having the ultimate Single person's Roadfood Marathon (Part II).

I'll be going to the show in Glendora and giving PP the food tour. I hope he brought a bigger belt to wear afterwards!

Most of my cousins live in Glendora - wonder if they'll be attending.
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/27 14:54:08 (permalink)
Hey PP, I'm trying to figure out how and where I fit into this schedule.  Those PA Rehearsal Days on July 29 & 30, that wouldn't happen to be anywhere in the western part of the state, would it?  The only other possibility I see is Akron a few days later. 
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/27 15:40:16 (permalink)
Cliff, in Pa., we stay in Pottsville. We also drink a little Yuengling while we're there.
I was thinking you might come to the Akron show.
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/27 15:42:05 (permalink)
Or, he could come on over to catch the Dublin show with us. I hear there's a pie place not too far away.
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/28 18:16:31 (permalink)
How was Clovis? We lived there for 13 years.
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/28 19:46:29 (permalink)
PP-
We will do our best to make it to Akron.  That is about 1 hour 40 minutes for me.  Hopefully you would have time to meet me for some Barberton chicken.
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/28 20:30:18 (permalink)
With all the hookups PP is doing with fellow Roadfooders across the country, he'll be the best fed truck driver in America!
Raisin' Hell with his Diet!
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/29 06:21:18 (permalink)
Ed Sailes posted the scores from the Glendora competition  last night on FB showing PP's group scored a 2nd place in the World Class Level  . That's an outstanding performance and I am sure Pete feels the collective Pride this morning.
  Now to get "ON THE ROAD AGAIN" !!
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/06/30 11:12:21 (permalink)
Oddly enough, there is a chance I may be in Dublin (well, Hilliard technically) towards the end of July. I don't have definite days set yet, but if I'm there on the 28th, I'll do my best to make the show.
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/07/01 18:38:58 (permalink)
We're back in Santa Clara today, restocking my food truck.
A restaurant supplier meets up with us every few days, delivering six to eight pallets of food. Besides 50 staff, we feed a hundred fifty marching members six to eight thousand calories per day.
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/07/01 18:42:56 (permalink)
The way those kids work is a daily diet of 8,000 calories a day even close to enough?
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/07/01 19:18:04 (permalink)
Poverty Pete
We're back in Santa Clara today, restocking my food truck.
A restaurant supplier meets up with us every few days, delivering six to eight pallets of food. Besides 50 staff, we feed a hundred fifty marching members six to eight thousand calories per day.

Thatsa lotta Pasta!
How much liquids i.e. water, Kool Aid, etc. do you go through in a day?
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/07/01 20:05:46 (permalink)
Poverty Pete

We're back in Santa Clara today, restocking my food truck.
A restaurant supplier meets up with us every few days, delivering six to eight pallets of food. Besides 50 staff, we feed a hundred fifty marching members six to eight thousand calories per day.

 
PP:  Nothing please me more than me enjoying your job like you do.  Even though your gig with Dolly was more pleasing, I sincerely believe you enjoy your current gig much more.
 
Paul E. Smith
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Re:Santa Clara Vanguard 2014 2014/07/04 11:03:12 (permalink)
We're in Seaside Oregon for a 4th of July parade, then it's off to Seattle.
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