I can't speak for others, but I certainly wasn't infering in my remarks that Cavies need to "mimic" anything concerning BD's current design trend. I was simply suggesting that finding "their own place outside the box" (as they did earlier in the millenium) and commiting to design departures from their traditions is the only way to challenge BD.
I am not sure why you feel a corps needs to go "Outside the box" or "Depart from their traditions" to challenge for or win a DCI Championship title. People have already said...execute a well thought out cohesive show...and you will be a Gold medal winner...
A good example would be this past season....two corps (And not just because I happened to like their shows) Blue Knights and Madison Scouts. Both performed what I guess you would call "Traditional shows".....yet BK finished a strong 11th (same as 2009 finish) and Madison beat 5 corps they lost to in 2009 to finish 10th.
Both did very well with traditional-type shows.....
Cavies need to risk absurdity.
BD "Risked Absurdity" in 2008....it didn't win with the judges or the crowd....
As far as the poll goes....Crown will probably win a ring before BC.
BD's undefeated streak will end in 2011....but I do believe they will challenge for the title (Prob top 3)
First corps to catch BD....hard to say....Cavies or Cadets
Edited by Triple Forte, 07 January 2011 - 10:11 PM.
Drum Corps Fan Since 1982 (Age 10) Attended over 175 Drum Corps shows. Follow all Div's; DCI, DCA & Alumni
2nd Soprano Hawthorne Caballeros 1992 thru 96, 2nd Soprano 1994 All-Star Macy Corps