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crownisking last won the day on June 15 2013

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About crownisking

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  • Birthday 03/14/1988

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  • Your Favorite Corps
    Crown, Cadets, Cavaliers, Blue Devils, Spirit
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Crown 2009
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
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    Kansas City, MO

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  1. 2018 Uniform Thread

    I learned something new today.
  2. 2018 Uniform Thread

    Great. I always thought their uniforms were too traditional.
  3. Blythewood High School (Columbia, SC) is using the triangular shaped ramps from Bluecoats 2014 production.
  4. Alabama A&M

    True. At the end of the day, it comes down to personal tastes. That being said, I'll go to my grave believing that one is far more demanding than the other...but I guess that just helps to prove your point.
  5. Alabama A&M

    And HBCU band announcers talk over the band for most of the show and it literally makes me want to scream. Hearing that over and over again all night is pretty brutal.
  6. Alabama A&M

    Depends on the show. I've been to countless DCI shows and I've been to my share of showband events. If we're talking overall value for one whole night, I'd say DCI and it's not even close. I get way more variety at a drum corps show than I ever do at a showband event. Also, I've never had any showband bring me to tears. I will say though that there have been a few HBCU band shows over the years that I've enjoyed quite a bit. Maybe even more so than a few of the big corps' less popular shows.
  7. Alabama A&M

    I suppose GE is worth something to fans but if that's literally all a show has to offer then what is it really worth in the judging community? I hate that I probably sound like I'm attacking showbands. I actually really enjoy the shows for their entertainment value. I just don't see how it could have any place whatsoever in DCI.
  8. Alabama A&M

    I can see that only going desasterously wrong. The spreads would be so wide it would be an insult to the kids. Showband was never meant to be more than entertainment. Way too much dirt to ever be judged.
  9. Alabama A&M

    I'm not so sure about that. How can you score showbands? If you put a magnifying glass to them, you'll see that their performances are absolulty filthy. Music, visual, and ESPECIALLY color guard. It all looks and sounds a hot mess from the field. It's entertainment. Nothing more, nothing less. Most of them spend up to a third of their show standing completely still in a concert arc. How does one judge that?
  10. Alabama A&M

    Financial resources I'd say is probably reason #1. Reasons two and three are a little controversial but here goes. Second, while a lot of HBCU band members are definitely aware of DCI and summer drum corps in general, they don't necessarily like it. I've heard some of them say out of their mouths that some of the best shows in drum corps history are boring to them. And third, to be perfectly blunt, a good number of them aren't as technically proficient as you might think. IMO, one of the downsides to show bands is that they rarely teach fundamentals.
  11. Alabama A&M

    A few of them march with corps but even the ones that don't are very much aware of the drum corps world. To be honest, there are a few reasons why a lot of them don't but that's another topic for another thread.
  12. The Cavaliers and the Ladies

    You know, according to urban dictionary... ...nvm
  13. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    Boston sports fans are generally obnoxious and love playing the victim. That's why the Patriots, Red Sox, and Celtics are three of the most hated teams in all of sports. You did say yourself that you perhaps may be a little biased.
  14. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in Boston but I'm hardly breaking news when I saw that Boston is home to the most hated teams in sports. There's a reason for that and it's not just because they've been successful. I'll leave it at that.
  15. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    Which would be twice as petty but probably not at all out of character for a city that has a reputation for pi**ing everyone else off.