FTNK

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  1. All I know is that judges have zero objectivity. Was teaching a band in 2009 and a judge—big time, multiple DCI finals judge—paid us a visit and basically said that Blue Devils were the best at everything and he would never score certain other corps well because he didn’t like how they did drill.
  2. There was mention in the SCV thread that the System Blue horns and drums have been focusing on light weight to make today's shows less physically taxing. I think this is a really important factor that is overlooked, especially since props are now de rigeur in DCI. For example, one of the issues IMHO in Cadets 2006 was that all the props were steel and wood. They must have been 50 pounds easily. We had to haul them onto the rehearsal field, from the field onto the trucks, onto the field for the show and off again. By show time we were gassed from moving them all over. So, does anyone know of clever design/construction to reduce the weight of props and equipment?
  3. FTNK

    Cadets 2018

    Good ideas, bad execution. BUT WE HAD MELODIES
  4. FTNK

    Cadets 2018

    "I'll take the 'Mad Tea Party' and ballad of our show over any drum corps show ever" GH, finals week 2006 Of course none of that really matters when we learned 12 years later that he had sexually assaulted our assistant director that year and one of our hornline members who aged out and worked at YEA the next. Anyway it's great that they have a show they can dig into and enjoy performing this year.
  5. FTNK

    Cadets 2018

    You did defend him and a lot of his decisions pretty vociferously (until the sex abuse scandal broke)
  6. and maybe then it can sound like music
  7. FTNK

    Cadets 2018

    This has surely already been addressed, but they're mic'ing everything, right? I think I saw on tripods every 10 yards on a video
  8. FTNK

    Cadets 2018

    Boston got washed up on a beach this year but are doing alright
  9. FTNK

    Cadets 2018

    I do like the drill, mmm fast block rotations, much better than the muddled mess last year.
  10. FTNK

    Cadets 2018

    A strong, competitive battery, an improved guard and of course much better show design is positive progress for the season even if they don't improve much in placements overall
  11. FTNK

    Cadets 2018

    Back in 2005 we got printed show review posts from DCP on tour and made fun of people on here
  12. Percussion or not, this show is hot. Corps looks good.
  13. Not all staff members are dangerous but background checks are a good thing. I think all props should be scrutinized
  14. Teeter thing is a huge safety hazard, it almost crushed a guard member’s head already. In general the safety of all these props must be questioned