UPDATE: This may have been a false allegation:
But the fact that we believed it all makes it okay. I want it to be true.
BREAKING: A Stanford drummer told me the tuba players are being falsely accused of smuggling in some celebratory beverages. #TooBad— Shannon Ryan (@sryantribune) March 23, 2014
If you're not familiar with the Stanford band, the gist of it is: while the idea of "being in a college band" conjures up staid hours of practice and marching and marching and marching, the Stanford band is just a bunch of silly goofs with instruments.
And now, we have our explanation for how they manage to ratchet up the silly:
Interesting tidbit from Scottrade Center security: Had an issue with Stanford band members sneaking booze in with their tubas.— rickbozich (@rickbozich) March 23, 2014
We're fascinated by the logistics of this -- are they throwing handles inside the horn of the tuba? Did he just fill the entire tuba with booze? An artists representation:
PREVIOUSLY IN STANFORD BAND SILLINESS: