American Bandstand

January 15th, 2010

American Bandstand - July 4th

They did it for the nookie.

(submitted by John)

60 Responses to “American Bandstand”

  1. Chicago says:

    Remember… What happens at band camp STAYS at band camp. The guy on the right reminds me a little of the oldest Brady son! I was in high school marching band in the early ’80s and wore a very similar uniform. I don’t think this is awkward; I think it’s a moment in time as Tina said. We girls dug a guy in uniform then and we still do now!

  2. kitsune459 says:

    omg… that’s the highschool my sister goes to XD that’s a virginia school

  3. Marlon says:

    Now all the ladies will know just how cool we really are.

  4. Allison says:

    This is from my High School, Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, VA!! I was in the marching band… many years after this picture I assume and our outfits werent THIS bad!!!

    • John says:


      I went to LVHS (GO VIKES!) in the late 70s and wore this horrid uniform when I was in marching band. There’s a giant, faux white fur hat that goes with the ensemble. The uniforms were made of wool and the hats were plastic. It was nice when it was cold, but we marched in the warm weather too…and sweated…like animals!

  5. Perry says:

    Is this from Loudon Valley High in Loudon County Virginia? Anyone know? One of my schools rivals haha.

  6. Colin says:

    I know these guys; grew up with them. I went over to their house two months ago; the younger, who’s about 16 now, played his accordion for me.

  7. scre3nn4m3 says:

    hahah Loudoun County High School, this county has changed a LOT in the past 30 years

  8. Mike says:

    If this is in Loudoun, Va in the late 70’s I’d say these are the two best looking farmers in the county at the time.

  9. Chris says:

    Just goes to show, your never to old to be a BAND NERD!

  10. adfogg says:

    As I tell people looking at pictures of all of us who survived that era…”It was the ’70’s.. I’m sorry.”

  11. TheBladeRoden says:

    70’s photography. Not full color, not black and white, but somehwere awkwardly inbetween.

  12. Lisa says:

    Y’know, I seem to recall, in college at least, that the band geeks were rivaled only by the frat boys and sorority girls for gettin’ some.

  13. willardolson says:

    so they were pre 80’s … before their time….but they knew their stuff in the early 80’s….. knew quite a few that looked like them…. yes, they got their nookie and then some….

  14. KMAN says:

    I know these men. They got the Nookie…..don’t you worry……they got the Nookie.

  15. Sara R says:

    I don’t even know where to go with this…it’s…umm…what’s the word…hmmm…sort of…well you know…like…


  16. blu says:

    This is the best caption ever!

  17. Lori Underwood says:

    Hey, I know this guy! His nickname was Heckelbong and he was an awesome dude !!!!!!
    We were in band together and I actuall have an awful picture of me in my band uniform too……………

  18. Jeff B. says:

    Hall & Oates before the mustaches…

  19. Kristie says:

    Not awkward, perhaps, so much as unfortunate. But aren’t MOST 80’s photos unfortunate??? 🙂

  20. Hudson says:

    They may have 99 problems but it’s a safe bet a b**** ain’t one.

  21. Anders says:

    Am I the only person that sees Eric Stoltz as Rocky Dennis in that picture?

  22. PopCollector says:

    You think that hair is awkward, you ought to see it when they crawl out of bed in the mornings!

  23. Heather says:

    Where is this school? I went to Loudoun Valley, in purcellville, VA. Is this from there, or somewhere else?

  24. carol says:

    AW, I was a band geek too–long ago. The marching season was the pits.

  25. tina says:

    I don’t get why this is awkward. It is simply a moment in time. By these standards every photo over 15 years old is awkward. Maybe I’m just a band geek.

  26. Kathy says:

    this one time? at band camp?

    Sorry, couldn’t resist.

  27. Queen Of The World says:

    And this one time, at band camp…

  28. AllAboutDave says:

    This one time… in band camp…

  29. Doug says:

    Uh, Dude, is that a piccolo in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

  30. Tim says:

    In case any of you were wondering where Nick Cannon drew his inspiration from for “Drum Line”…

  31. taino sam says:

    dude, i told you. this is so much better than the math club. at least we get to wear these totally awesome, radical, stereophonic uniforms!

  32. Maureen says:

    This is priceless! They look like Brady Bunch wannabees.

  33. Kathleen says:

    That quote makes this picture… love it.

  34. Darby says:

    Yay marching band!!

  35. durhay says:

    In before first American Pie reference

  36. EthanC34 says:

    Aren’t those the Manning brothers?

  37. Apache726 says:

    Trust me, dude, chicks dig a guy in uniform. This is gonna get us so much tail!!

  38. Tim S says:

    I wonder if those braces help him play the English horn.

  39. Trina says:

    hahahahahaha thats great

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