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    Most of you kiddies just don't get it. Yes, to the majority of us T-Rex's, Raptor's and Brontosaurus's, things really are that bad. Something we used to love watching and/or participating in has changed into something that we don't. We have seen it from the 70's (And some before that) on up to the present, all first hand in the flesh. Most of you kids weren't even in existence in the 70's and 80's, so all "yall" have to go on for comparison are tapes and dvd's. Believe me, if you weren't there in person, you have no idea what a great G Bugle hornline blasting out some of those Drum Corps classic songs were like. Shows were more music oriented back then. They were more "Concerts in motion." Any cool drill moves were just considered Lagniappe. (A little something extra) We were there for Park and Bark, Squat and Blow, great Guard work and drum solos. Didn't NEED wretched excess pits, amps, synths, voice, themed story telling and 11 minutes of non-stop fast tempo drill while playing mostly unrecognizable musical phrases. It's just NOT entertaining TO US any longer. Get it............
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    That is some top-notch February drum corps.
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    Oh come on....this again?? Like there were no OTHER ticks by Regiment that day? Regiment's score was 91.45...that means there were a lot of other ticks than just the dropped rifle...same for SCV and their 91.55. Vets OF 78 Regiment have said they don't consider the dropped rifle the deciding factor (Rocketman....your comments?).
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    Most under-appreciated: The Academy Most death deifying (at camps in Maricopa, Arizona): The Academy Most ready to kick butt in 2012: The Academy!
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    and if the fans are lucky, they will get them before the middle of July.
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    It's probably a good idea to do what this guy tells you to do.
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    I agree. Vanguard taking Percussion in 2012. 2004 was quite some time ago. SCV needs their 11th Percussion title so they can tie with BD! I totally think they can do it! :)
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    I thought my list seemed like it was missing an important corps... let me adjust. And if anyone hasn't listened to a selection by PR, "Richard Wagner - Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral (from Lohengrin)", please do so. I am feeling goosebumps already from the potential that this song has for one epic arrangement. 1. Bluecoats 2. Crown 3. Cavaliers 4. Blue Devils 5. Phantom 6. Scouts 7. Cadets 8. SCV 9. Blue Knights 10. Blue Stars 11. Boston 12. Glassmen
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    +1 Though I think the Cadets will be up there too
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    Well, you used the words "synthesizer blends." In that order. In the same syntactic constituent. So, there's that.
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    Just as bad live, depending on where you sit. Phantom Regiment's show at West Chester, five rows from an amp? Not pleasant. Bluecoats at semifinals about 20 rows up on the 50? Downright painful.
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    Speak for yourself. I go to see drum and bugle corps, no matter the talent level.
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    Sorry, I don't like scholastic marching band. Should have clarified.
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    So who originally coined the phrase "Thunderous Goo" relative to the obnoxious use of bass doubling on the synths?
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    Their brass was definitely better in 2010 than in the past few years. If I remember correctly, their brass staff in 2010 was the brass staff Troopers had from 2007 - 2009. If you listen to those Troopers shows, you can really hear how talented that staff is. They worked the Troopers hornline up to finals caliber. I can't wait to hear how Cavaliers sound now that that staff has the opportunity to work with even more talented students.
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    There have been a LOT of Cavies shows through the years that have left me wanting more, but James Bond was one of the coolest drum corps shows ever. Ever. Ehhh Verrrrrr. That drum book sounded like Steve Gadd and Dave Weckel butt###### and gave birth the Cavies drumline.
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    Was that over the top?
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    Umm, you ever bother to compare the FA weather predictions with what the weather actually ended up being? They have a record of being more accurate than the weather channel. Just sayin.
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    I think the goo is very strongly amplified by the listener's preference: if you hate electronics it definitely sticks out more. I didn't notice the goo nearly as much live this past season and it certainly didn't impair my ability to hear other parts when I did notice it. So IMO it already *is* getting better. FWIW I'm rather ambivalent about electronics. Use them or not -- I don't really care. So long as I can still hear the brass I'm good :-)
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