DeanInChicago

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About DeanInChicago

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Fan since the 1970s
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Any performance that makes me tear up.
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    Always the current one
  • Gender
    Male

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  1. Is Atlanta in or out?

    MARTA runs on schedule. God bless public transit.
  2. BOA Finals - Indy - Nov 11

    Tarpon Springs did not trek north this year to Indy. Sad face emoji.
  3. BOA Finals - Indy - Nov 11

    Currently, the downtown Indy eateries are full to capacity with long lines, as semi finals are done, the stadium cleared, and the doors have reopened for finals. Such a tight schedule! At Pie Five pizzaria on Washington, the kitchen has run out of marinara sauce!
  4. Ahoy from the megabus! Crossing the Skyway en route to tonight's Top 12 at Lucas Oil. Expecting Broken Arrow, Homestead, and Carmel to advance from today's 30 band semifinals. Who else will advance? If you want more than 150 on the field, this is a great show to see how The Woodlands or Marion Catholic does it successfully. BOA allows the entry of the next performing band into the end zone whilst the current band is most often in it's final minute of their show. I try to not let it distract me. DCI holds the next unit in the tunnels. I am amazed at the number of writers, guard directors, percussion leaders, and other talents who juggle DCI commitments and high school bands. Thank you for sharing joy each fall when our DCI summer ends.
  5. 2018 Show Announcent/Rumors?

    Let's do the Crown Warp again.
  6. This is a big garage sale, and with the Bluecoats attaching the 3 magical OBO letters, respectful and polite negotiation is the order of the day - like on Pawn Stars or at the Allentown yard sales I am drawn to every first Saturday morning in August. As the Bluecoats's opening price is $2000 for an orange slide, you reply with $1000. Then they say $1900, then you blurt out BUT LOOK AT THE SCRATCHES and BLEMISHES so how about $1150, and so on and so on. Once you have U-hauled your $1400 orange slide inside your apartment, you make room for it, by schlepping your davenport to the curb.
  7. All time shows: Jersey Surf

    Bridgemania! I have a dozen sets of unopened, colorful thunder sticks leftover from their over-the-top Allentown performance.
  8. 2018 Schedule

    Thank you for the reminder. I just booked an Allentown hotel for 2 nights via Priceline Express Deals.
  9. 2017 DCI survey

    One question asks which restaurants we ate at -- and 40 or 50 restaurants are listed --- but not my two favorites - Slippery Noodle and Shapiro's. One multiple choice question asks where we stayed at, but the overnight Megabus back to Chicago is not a choice. Another question asks if we attended less or more DCI events in 2017 when compared to 2016. I attended MORE in 2017, as I missed two 2016 shows due to work commitments. We are asked if we attended Finals in Bloomington and Pasadena. We are asked what section we sat in at the 2017 championships. Then asked if we would want a different or same seat for 2018. There are questions about SoundSport and DrumLine Battle. We are asked if there are enough restrooms at Lucas Oil. We are asked what parts of the show we like most: the guards, the percussion, the music, the brass, or the combination of it all.
  10. Death to the Seat Poachers

    At the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, I entered the popular China exhibit through the exit doors. One season on Broadway, I left at the end of Xanadu at the Helen Hayes, and headed next door to the St James at its intermission to catch Act 2 of Gypsy. Years ago, when Chicago's Cadillac Theatre was the dull Bismarck hotel auditorium, I would crash the closed-to-the-public annual high school show choir competition. I would wear a black Tshirt, and told the volunteers at the entry door that I was working upstairs in the booth.
  11. Death to the Seat Poachers

    Looking forward to Garfield's comments!
  12. It was very tiring this season reading through many show threads only to see complaints about Flo instead of actual commentary on the corps.
  13. 2017 Garage Sale - Everything Must Go!

    INT not for sale. It's a classic. Will return next season.
  14. Santa Clara Alumni Corps

    After finals, I had the good fortune of meeting front ensemble member Rick Jones at the Indy Megabus stop Sunday at 2AM. Turns out, we were both on the 2:35 red eye to Chicago. Rick has a flight today back to California out of O'Hare. Rick is the guy who played the colorful bird whistles in the breath-taking Alumni performances. "I had never played one before," admitted Rick. "I played marching timpani back in the 70s. "My picture is up at the hall on Space Park, as are hundreds and hundreds of others." The Alumni set up deluxe air mattresses in one large coed arena at the 4-H fairgrounds in Danville, west of I-465 on Monday, August 7, and put in over 40 hours of rehearsal. Rick beamed with Vanguard pride about meeting old friends and the current members. "It's not about winning," remarked Rick when he headed down memory lane. "It's all about obtaining achievement."
  15. Cadets 2017

    How perfect to hit 10,000 posts today, during Sunday morning church.