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I was in marching band in high school, and we spent a hell of a lot of time on our feet. Me, being the idiot I am, had issues with locking my knees, but I knew when this sort of thing was going to happen and could usually alert my director quickly enough that he'd let me sit down until I could get some blood back to my head.

Except one time: we we doing some marching drills and were expected to stand, motionless, in our little lines whenever we weren't doing any actual marching.

After an hour or so, I'm starting to feel really lightheaded. When the assistant director passed me, I told him that I was going to faint and he told me to go sit on the sidelines.

Not thinking, I decide that running to the sideline would be a good idea right now. It'd get me there quicker, yes?

Ahahaha no.

I black out while running and fall on top of a freshman sax player from behind. It scared the **** out of him. I know this, because I later befriended the kid (not knowing that I passed out on top of him), only to find out later that getting tackled by a flailing clarinetist was the scariest moment of his freshman year.

I later nearly ended up dating the kid, but that's another story altogether.

VolensVivarium VolensVivarium 19-21, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2008

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I collapsed During PE in high school once, Though it wasnt a faint- my legs just locked up and would no longer function for a few minutes. I dont believe ive ever fainted though... hrmm