crownisking

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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
    2009
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    Kansas City, MO

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  1. crownisking

    Bluecoats 2018-LETS GO BLOO

    Here’s a sneak peek of a possible “prop”. Check out the platform behind the marimba.
  2. crownisking

    Big, Loud & Live 15

    Overland Park, KS. Fun fact: the theater is directly across the street from the Sprint’s World HQ.
  3. crownisking

    Carolina Crown 2018

    I’m hoping for a successful, drama-free season for Crown. I want that for all the corps actually, but especially for Crown. EDIT And by “drama-free” I mean bad drama. Competitive drama is ok, lol.
  4. I think Bloo '14 is similar to Crown '09 in that it was probably the corps' best show ever, even though it didn't win. In fact, Bloo '14 will almost certainly go down as the most talked about show from 2014 in the years to come, even though that was the same year BD broke the scoring record. Bloo '16 was a great show too, but '14 will better stand the test of time.
  5. crownisking

    Carolina Crown 2018

    The interpretation I got from last year’s show was that they are going in a new direction with show design from now on. I wouldn’t mind at all if they did. I’ve said all too many times that I thought their old show format was getting stale, IMO.
  6. crownisking

    2018 Uniform Thread

    I learned something new today.
  7. crownisking

    2018 Uniform Thread

    Great. I always thought their uniforms were too traditional.
  8. Blythewood High School (Columbia, SC) is using the triangular shaped ramps from Bluecoats 2014 production.
  9. crownisking

    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.
  10. crownisking

    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.
  11. crownisking

    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.
  12. crownisking

    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.
  13. crownisking

    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.
  14. crownisking

    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?
  15. crownisking

    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.