George Dixon

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  1. George Dixon

    Stagehands or Performers?

    Yup. Like even a broken clock is right twice a day
  2. George Dixon

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    those drills were insane
  3. George Dixon

    Cadets 2018

    gotcha - I don't think Boston will have trouble continue to build their score I just didn't understand when you brought up that wacky VA judge score (I only say "wacky" because they haven't been getting these types of VA scores all season)
  4. George Dixon

    Boston Crusaders 2018

    Congrats Boston guard!! How exciting!
  5. George Dixon

    Has Audience Culture Changed?

    3 weeks left - both corps have plans to do just that...
  6. George Dixon

    Cadets 2018

    the complaining would be happening in a different corps thread ;-) if you back out the impact of THIS particular judge it wouldn't change the order results of the contest at all...that's the good news it would have made Cadets score about 0.6-0.8 higher; they had a good run last night; 86.5 or so if they got their typical VA score
  7. George Dixon

    Cadets 2018

    what point are you trying to make here? I'm not certain.
  8. George Dixon

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    I've always been under the impression that he helped over the winter and a couple times during that season but Marc was the lead writer... I know 90 was all Marc and Zingali was back FT at Star. He also wrote for Denver I believe those 3 years...
  9. George Dixon

    Has Audience Culture Changed?

    Right. One of the posters brought up 93 - at finals (on the video tapes) Regiment got 4 standing Os (or 3 and a partial...) -- early that season the show was just stared at, audiences did not like it. By 3 weeks prior to finals (now) it started to be better received. It was really the 2 weeks prior to Jackson they started to get Os for the ballad - then it just completely caught fire. It was crazy because the top 2 corps were so close and so good (Star/Cadets). But in hindsight if I watched old finals tapes 93 is one example of how more excited the crowd might seem than a mid season crowd at a six hour regional. JMO
  10. George Dixon

    Stagehands or Performers?

    yup - I was just providing one example, I love SCV this year. Most corps have props anymore and while effective (I enjoy many of them frankly - it adds variety to our performance theater/setting) they do sometimes become quite time consuming - even in regards to rehearsal for each rep (moving back) and daily construction and breakdown (2 times per day on show days)
  11. George Dixon

    Has Audience Culture Changed?

    or maybe they are watching finals videos? I know last year at finals there were tons of standing Os
  12. George Dixon

    Stagehands or Performers?

    I'm not criticizing the performers either. I'm saying they are spending time moving props instead of playing/marching. Isn't that exactly what you are saying?
  13. George Dixon

    Stagehands or Performers?

    and I almost posted something similar last night has anyone taken a stop watch to the hornline at SCV? I can't imagine the tuba line plays much more than 5 or 6 minutes - other sections?
  14. George Dixon

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    I'm in this business. He is too snarky (as is the twitter user / quite typical of twitter "feedback" imo - mostly brats) - however it is advisable to take the high road and never engage the way the rep does honestly I hate engagement regarding customer service via twitter - they are taking their comment public prior to your first engagement with the customer - puts everyone on defensive out of the gate twitter in general is just nasty and immature - the social/political discourse is extremely mob mentality w/ low information - same with customer issues
  15. George Dixon

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    no he was at Star - the 88/89 is a bit confusing as he briefly returned from what I recall . 87 Cadets; 88 helped Cadets briefly then Star; 89 Star-91 I believe
  16. George Dixon

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    you're reading DCP in church Give me 5 Our Father's, 3 Hail Mary's...
  17. George Dixon

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    Zingali was with Star in 91 and then passed away - he was back and forth with Cadets from 87/88 and gone again (to Star and others) in 89 Sylvester wrote 90/91/92/93/94 - 90 and 92 were my personal favorites of those Sacktig marched Cadets in 88 - then taught there - 98/00/07/11/15 were notables IMO He first wrote the drill in 95 - assisting Marc in the few years prior His last Cadets drill was 2015
  18. George Dixon

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    you just won't stop Cadets are in 7th - that is 3 competitive places away from 4th It's not like they are 25th. Or at risk of not making finals... I'd say with smart moves etc they are 2-3 seasons from being competitive for gold again - in the long (& very proud) history of the Cadets that is a BLIP in time - not a "long" time With the off season "events" just 1 month prior to spring training (& days prior to their final camp) the corps / organization could have just folded and the Cadets could have vanished into thin air Instead they are fielding a highly competitive (and fun) show & the members are having a terrific summer This is the result of proud members & a VERY dedicated team of volunteers and other adults Instead of constantly poo-pooing them - perhaps they deserve our admiration and support As far as Jeff & Crown - he seems happy, but I have no way of knowing, and I doubt you do either. Jeff returning to Cadets would be interesting, but it in no way limits Cadets potential moving forward. Frankly he was there a long long time, and sometimes a change does everyone good. For the Cadets moving forward, the sky is quite literally the limit now that actual professionals and adults are in place
  19. George Dixon

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    keeping the "real ending" in the back pocket can be a competitive advantage - or it can be a Crown 2016 Relentless situation there is a risk, however small
  20. George Dixon

    Cadets 2018

    Right, not the greatest but certainly not 12th either
  21. George Dixon

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    Was the judge named Helen Keller by chance?
  22. George Dixon

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    Hey it’s just one persons take but that said it is very out of line with the other judges this season
  23. George Dixon

    Cadets 2018

    Man that VA judge dislikes the Cadets. Dumped them in GE yesterday and today in VA. Lol
  24. George Dixon

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    Love BD, they and Bluecoats are my two favorites of 2018!