Time has finally arrived for my Guinness World Record attempt for the longest drumming marathon. I have been prepping for months now by drumming in green zone chapels and doing lots of missions that require me to stay awake for days at a time. I am lucky to be endorsed by Sabian, Audix, Pro-Mark, Bionic gloves, DB drum shoes, KellySHU, and Louisville Slugger!
The heat has peaked over 100 degrees this week, and Kuwait is scheduled to have a massive sand storm today. I am confident that I will be able to play through all of the hurdles. I have a team of guys who will be keeping me hydrated and iced down during the hot hours and awake during the night. The entire show will be aired live on drummarathon.com. I begin April 28 at 10 A.M. EST and will break the current record of 120 hours on May 3 at 10 A.M. EST. I will then continue on to 3:00 P.M. EST for a total of 125 hours to commemorate Louisville Slugger’s 125th anniversary. Tune in and see if I survive!
SPC Troy Yocum