superOOk

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superOOk last won the day on August 3 2015

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About superOOk

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Bluecoats 93-94
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Bluecoats, SCV, Crown, Cavaliers, Star of Indiana, Phantom Regiment, Madison Scouts
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    '88 SCV, '92 Cavaliers Opener (Gavorkna Fanfare), Top 6 in '91, '14 Coats
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    This Year!! :)
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    I'm a pilot, skydiver, musician, and entrepreneur.
  1. Sorry for the double post, I should have just posted this here, so I'm doing it now. This is how I feel right now: A new style / approach / gimmick, whatever you want to call it, is good for a championship. The hard part is the next X years, where the conservative nature of this community will naturally try to reign them back in. Bloo has two main choices. It can 1) not give a #### about scores, and focus on producing the very best Blast! style show on a football field, or 2) revert back and design more for the sheets. I'm guessing it will be a mixture of both, but mostly #1. Bloo culture has never placed a huge importance on scoring. They are more concerned about making sure each member and the group as a whole is being the best version of themselves they can be. Everything comes after that. As far as judging, I don't think judges are necessarily saying "Blast! is not DCI". I think what you are seeing (and going to see in the next decade) is a judging shift towards this new style, as long as the crowds keep reacting this way. It won't be a linear path. Both sides will tug and pull along the way, which means some years it's en vogue, and some years it's not. I'm reminded of a famous quote that I feel is somewhat relevant: "A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."
  2. This is how I feel right now: A new style / approach / gimmick, whatever you want to call it, is good for a championship. The hard part is the next X years, where the conservative nature of this community will naturally try to reign them back in. Bloo has two main choices. It can 1) not give a #### about scores, and focus on producing the very best Blast! style show on a football field, or 2) revert back and design more for the sheets. I'm guessing it will be a mixture of both, but mostly #1. Bloo culture has never placed a huge importance on scoring. They are more concerned about making sure each member and the group as a whole is being the best version of themselves they can be. Everything comes after that. As far as judging, I don't think judges are necessarily saying "Blast! is not DCI". I think what you are seeing (and going to see in the next decade) is a judging shift towards this new style, as long as the crowds keep reacting this way. It won't be a linear path. Both sides will tug and pull along the way, which means some years it's en vogue, and some years it's not. I'm reminded of a famous quote that I feel is somewhat relevant: "A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."
  3. If only so my wife continues to want to watch DCI with me!
  4. Whatever happens, I hope Bloo continues it's Blast! style shows. What an amazing product!
  5. Well you can rest assured that Bloo will never copy Crown or BD.
  6. There are a lot of changes coming. I reported that a day ago.
  7. As long as Flo didn't produce it. Too soon?
  8. Well, I'll settle for crowd favorite. BLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  9. Yikes. What's with all the hate. This is the Bloo thread...we don't hate here
  10. Just talked with a member tonight. "Many changes are coming up and we hope the crowd will love it"
  11. Bluecoats 2017 - David Whitfield (King Dut) PC: Paige Meisenheimer
  12. We were down .7 last year at this point as well. Just sayin'
  13. Crowd went NUTS for BD's opening drill!