Drummer Patrick Fioravanti Is Letting Success Go Straight to His Head
updated 05/31/1982 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 05/31/1982 AT 01:00 AM EDT
The showstopper that has brought Fioravanti both headlines and headaches was the brainchild of the Tahlequah Tigers' director, Harvey Price. "I had seen and heard about drum rollovers before, and I thought we should try them in the big contest," recalls Price, who had little trouble rallying the support of Fioravanti and his co-thumpers. "Price asked us if we could roll on our heads and play the drums without breaking our necks," says Patrick. "I thought we could—and it worked."
Fioravanti, who will attend San Diego State University after he graduates next May, says he'll continue to play the drums as long as he can (head) stand it. Californians, of course, may not be fazed by Fioravanti's antics since they already march to the beat of a different drummer.