Tuesday, January 22, 2008

San Leandro in the News

The city of San Francisco denied the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon permission to film in the city so they ended up shooting on federal land on the other side of the gate in Marin county. You'll see it right at the end - lovely area. I actually don't live in city limits - I live in the east bay area, but "East San Francisco Bay Area Kind of Near Oakland Nudes" didn't really cut it. I live in a town called San Leandro, in fact.

Anyway, the reason I bring this up is that when they filmed this they went across the US giving demonstrations - they do a very unique routine with M1 Garand rifles with bayonets flinging them around with no kind of spoken cadence to keep them in time. The professionalism and discipline is, well, you know, they're Marines, they're like that. So where did they kick it off? Where did they perform on September 10th, 2007, the day before they shot the bridge footage?

San Leandro High School! They have some shots on their website - very cool to see the drill team in front of the local hills.


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