After our finals run, we all lined up so our drum majors could dismiss us. Everyone was sniffling, trying to hold back tears - age-outs, rookies, vets. At the Lucas Oil Stadium, there’s an announcement that repeats outside, listing all of the items you can’t bring into the stadium. The last mentioned item is to leave any “missile-like objects” in your car. Our drum majors approached - “Corps parade rest!” Sean Hadley ordered. Before he told us to relax, “Gentlemen!” he went on, “I’m afraid I can’t allow any of you to go back in that stadium, for you are all missile-like objects! It has been a great season, an incredible age-out with you all, and I could not be prouder.” Choking back his own tears, he told us to relax.
Poof. Just like that, it’s gone.
I believe his exact words were, “I can’t allow any of you back in the stadium for you all have large missile-like objects hanging between you legs” but close enough :)