There is one thing that both critics and supporters of Tops in Blue agree on: Being part of the group is no vacation.
Former members of Tops in Blue said the pace of touring and rehearsing is grueling, and sleep is hard to come by.
“I wish it were 12-hour days,” Staff Sgt. Brittney Perry said when asked if Tops in Blue members regularly worked 12 hours a day. “It was normally 18 hours. It was hell. There was one [stretch] we pulled 36 hours. Because of a lack of sleep, our entire team was sick. There were a lot of injuries. A lack of sleep, it just messes with your body.”
Does the Air Force enlist whiners, or do they teach that at Lackland?