Awkward Drill Team

August 3rd, 2009

Awkward Drill Team - Co-Workers & Teams

“Group photo of my H.S. Drill team. I am top left. I think the band director wanted us to be ‘avant-garde’ but- well, you can see the results. This was taken at a competition full of adorable pom and cheer girls who were busy vaselining their teeth and finding matching scrunchies. Our music was something by the Doobie Brothers and the soundtrack of Labyrinth. I kid you not, we were instructed to emulate amoeba at the beginning of our routine. Which included hula hoops.”

(submitted by Ingrid)

167 Responses to “Awkward Drill Team”

  1. Ben says:

    sweet corpse paint

  2. Taylorpaige says:

    Haha ohhhh my god! This town in 45 minutes away from me and my aunt lives there! Hahaha. I’m gonna have to ask her if she knows any of those people.

  3. Katie says:

    Let’s face it….the 80’s were just plain awkward!

  4. Compound bow says:

    14 girls, 1 dude… what a lucky boy!!!

  5. Ssejors! says:

    Ok I am fairly certain there are at least 5 or 6 guys in the picture.
    The entire front row is male and then in the second row, second from the RIGHT is a guy and !!!! possibly The Top row Second from the left.

    But with all that freakish 80’s hair, how can a person be certain. We need a comment from someone who was in this photo for full clarification. 1 of these fifteen people HAS GOT to see this picture on here sooner or later! Then again.. I don’t think i would Admit to being in this picture myself…

    Dance Magic Dance
    Jump Magic Jump

    now i’ma have that song stuck in my head all night!

  6. mack says:

    oh boy, if bowie had a drill team…this would be it.

  7. graphicartist2k5 says:

    so this is the thompson twins’ drill team?

  8. colin kilpatrick says:

    Is that a dude in the front row? Talkin about awkward!

  9. angierose says:

    I have looked at this photo a few times, and it just hit me: some of them are actually guys!?!?!

  10. ValM says:

    My daughter is on a colorguard squad at ther high school and thankfully, their uniforms have been rather nice. But rest assured, judging from what I’ve seen at the competitions, there are still plenty of other squads out there not afraid to “fly their freak flags!”

  11. Ry says:

    whoa- can you imagine what it would have looked like if they had all done “jazz hands”?

  12. Murph says:

    Sledgehammer meets Alice Cooper video!!

  13. Becka says:

    sometimes, I doubt your commitment to sparkle motion.

  14. J-Fo says:

    Let your Freak Flag Fly!

  15. yaratron says:

    those are not spirit fingers, THIS are spirit fingers!

  16. colleen says:

    They look ready for a Queen music video, where’s Freddy Mercury?

  17. LadyGaga says:

    This performance (and its after party) was the inspiration behind the “Just Dance” video.

  18. Modine says:

    Another timeless reminder of how the drill team is always the coolest kids in school.

  19. Mel says:

    Lady Gaga’s Fan Club

  20. Yasmeen says:

    No, there’s two now.. one in the middle row and one in the top row.. see if you can find them 😀

  21. Yasmeen says:

    okay there is one person in the photo who has no idea whats going on, see if you can find her…

  22. cheryl says:

    That is just too funny! JAZZ HANDS! I love the kiss-ish make up too!

  23. jesse xD says:

    Only drill teams can rock the socks and sandals to THAT level! :]]

    Socks and sandals, tights, are those capes? That is just amazing…. x]]

  24. Julie says:

    Please, please… someone videotaped the performance…. just post the youtube link… Please.

  25. Rhonda says:

    The best part is that they made the championships. Somewhere, there must be a movie in the works…

  26. Lana says:

    This picture is the best on the site!


  27. Josh says:

    I love how EVERYONE is doing something different with their hands.

  28. Penny D. says:

    I think I may be in love with everyone in this photo. SHEER AMAZINGNESS.

  29. Binky says:

    I find myself wondering exactly which Doobie Brothers’ tune is best paired with the Labyrinth soundtrack…hmmm..China Grove?…..Rockin Down the Highway?..hmmm…

  30. Julie says:

    It was the ’80’s. You had to be there.

    • steff says:

      So very right. I can’t explain the neon colors, bizarre big hair, strange silhouettes or overall attitude to my kids now. This is a great example of why we need to keep the 80’s there, revisiting it everyso often, just to remind ourselves to wear neutral colors.

  31. john in co says:

    Waaaaaarrrriors come out and plaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay….Warrrriors come out and daaaaaaaaaance!!!!!!

  32. ajAX1 says:

    You remind me of the baby
    What baby? the baby with the power
    What power? power of voodoo
    Who do? you do
    Do what? remind me of the baby

    Dance Magic Dance!

  33. SammyD says:

    This is amzing! The most awkward part is trying to imagine ANY Doobies tune that could possibly warrant jazz hands!!

  34. Em says:

    “You remind of the babe, what babe? The babe with the power, what power? The power of voodoo, who do? You do!”

  35. sidekick says:

    A homage to Kiss? Scary mimes? Bleeding-eye zombies? Sad clowns? I’m so confused.

  36. Tiffany says:

    Is this the legendary KISS army?

  37. joti says:

    Girls in the middle: gimme five!
    Girls on the top: Up high!
    Guys? on bottom: Down low! TOO SLOW!

    I feel like they are trying to tell me something. Like they are spelling it out for me with all the different hand positions, but I just can’t figure it out!

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  39. Patty says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen, your tax dollars at work! No wonder they wanted to count ketchup as a vegetable in the ’80s, as they were spending so much on hula hoops and dark eye make-up.

  40. Bree says:

    Love the girl in the back row, 3rd from the left. Awesome, tentative jazz hand!
    Something tells me she wasn’t that into it!!! 😉
    Also, are boys allowed on drill team? He sporting a serious jazz hand though!!!

  41. Alekx says:

    Wow, you wouldn’t ever expect that!
    I love the description of their music.

  42. matt says:

    i’ve heard of jazz hands, but not jazz hand…

  43. Jett says:

    Jazz Hands Personified!

  44. Daisy says:

    This isn’t awkward,
    it’s Awesome!!

    • grimey says:

      AGREE…wish my school had a cool drill team like this!

      • Melissa010 says:

        My school had a drill team that I was on, but it was more military than jazzed-up hands that this team has. I think that Alice Cooper did their make-up though!

  45. dramaking says:

    I am digging the reversible black and whit gloves….

  46. Bastet11 says:

    This picture needs to enter the halls of awesomeness and be gold-framed on the wall.

  47. MCR says:

    You think this is awkward? You should see the basketball team! GO ZOMBIES!

  48. PlaidBuford says:

    I live and teach high school in Jacksonville, Illinois! Although I was only 7 years old when this was taken. I am really curious if this is the team from the high school or if they just held the championships here, and this team is from out of town and competed here.

  49. Poetikat says:

    Who’s the Drill Team leader? Gene Simmons?

  50. Erin says:

    I always have thought that hula hoops and amoebas should go hand in hand!

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