by Matt Verburg December 30, 2013

Lot Riot blog best of fun list. Drumline events and experiences.

2013 has been epic, and we hope that it has been for you as well. Here is a small sampling of some of our favorite things that we got to experience, hear, taste, live and enjoy this past year, in no particular order.


  • Surfer Blood - Pythons
  • Strokes - Comedown Machine
  • Arcade Fire - Reflektor
  • Square Peg Round Hole - Corners
  • Phoenix - Bankrupt!
  • Vampire Weekend - Modern…
  • Drake - Nothing Was The Same
  • Chvrches - Bones Of What You Believe

Songs (not all 2013 songs):

  • Stuck in the Middle – Four Year Strong
  • Your Love – The Outfield
  • Heartbeats – Royal Teeth
  • Last Hope – Paramore
  • Oblivion – M83
  • Big Thicket – Square Peg Round Hole
  • Hold On We’re Going Home – Drake
  • There there – The Wonder Years
  • No Regrets – Plastic Planets

Restaurants + Food:

  • Lazy Moon – Orlando, FL
  • Skyline Chili – Dayton, OH + Clearwater, FL
  • Boston Coffee – Orlando, FL
  • Nu-Way Weiners – Macon, GA
  • The Peanut – Kansas City, MO
  • Cheesy Garlic Bread Lays Chips
  • The buns on Steak n Shake burgers
  • White can Monster Energy

Drum/Marching Shows:

  • Spring: Matrix , Rhythm X, RCC, Victor J Andrew HS, Father Ryan HS, so many more
  • Cadets, SCV, Blue Stars drumlines
  • Crown vs. BD: both great shows
  • Fall: Blue Springs HS (got robbed at Grand Nationals)


  • Fireworks at Matt’s birthday (and running, ducking for cover)
  • NYC for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and sneaking onto NBC
  • DCI Atlanta roadtrip
  • Everything Dayton: Sitting in the circle in Dayton, meeting all of you, Infinity with our sign at retreat, etc.


  • Muse
  • Phoenix
  • Paul McCartney
  • DCI Tour of Champions


  • House of Cards
  • @Midnight
  • Breaking Bad
  • Castle reruns


  • First show – Lone Star Classic (2012)
  • First Dayton
  • Releasing two new seasons of clothes
  • Working with Santa Clara Vanguard
  • First DCI show – Atlanta
  • Working with Rhythm X
  • Big Box of Orlando Pop-Up Shop

Matt Verburg
Matt Verburg


Matt has performed and instructed at nearly every level in the marching percussion universe. Based in Orlando, FL, he is the Founder and Owner of Lot Riot.

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