Buy the 1988 Legacy Collection DVD
(Available this week only for 20% off. Regular price: $35.95)
Blue Devils stunned many fans when the corps took the field in 1988 in all-black jackets with gray pants and gray shoes, without a hint of blue except for the linings of the color guard’s long, flowing skirts. Guard members also released blue balloons into the nighttime sky at the end of the opener, “Happy Days are Here Again.” Jack Yellin and Milton Ager wrote the tune for the end of the 1930 MGM film, “Chasing Rainbows.” Ironically, the times were anything but happy, as this was at the start of the Great Depression. The corps’ somber rendition seemed to play off this melancholy.
Learn more about the 1988 Blue Devils, and save this week only on the Legacy DVD that contains the complete Blue Devils performance, along with all finalists from the 1988 World Championship.
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