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About ContraFart

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  • Birthday 04/30/1979

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    1999 Crossmen Contra, 2002 Magic of Orlando Support Staff
  • Your Favorite Corps
    I like all corps....and no I am not a BD hater
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1993 Star of Indiana
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1993 or 2000 or 2009
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  • Location
    Port St Lucie, FL
  • Interests
    Drum Corps DUH!!!!!

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  1. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    From his Facebook Don Taylor (1990s Crown and Magic) will be on BK brass staff. Very happy for him.
  2. I think 1993 is one of those years where both the competition was great and there were so many great shows at the top. Madison and BD doing Strawberry Soup, The Phantom crab walk, The closeness between Cadets and Star in which both shows were beyond great. Blue Knights with the Star Trek theme, SCV with the soft ending. Madison playing in the pouring rain. There were even 2 band new finalists that year in the Glassmen and Colts. Maybe its because its the year I discovered drum corps, but I think it was a special year.
  3. Hitting Hard 2018

    But every band kid I know goes gaga for Phantom (at least the kids in my area do) and their music choices aren't exactly hip.
  4. Enough Judging Conspiracy Theories

    Its more of an overall structure thing than a judging thing when put into your context. IMO there will never be a corps that goes from 12 to 1 in an single year because of many reasons including housing sites, performance order and top tier talent wanting a ring migrating to one of a few corps. Boston is probably going to come closest
  5. Enough Judging Conspiracy Theories

    I think judges get it in the ball park, but when 1-3 are separated by less than a point, arent there legitimate questions about the limits of the system? As for the worrisome part. I totally agree, but I think that is an overall structural problem. There is no way to legislate parody and keep the overall growth of the activity going.
  6. Enough Judging Conspiracy Theories

    No you use statements out of context. You take statements meant to make a different rhetorical point and use them to dance around and even ignore the premise at hand and you do it with smug superiority. You have no interest in having a productive conversation.
  7. Enough Judging Conspiracy Theories

    I'm through addressing you. You are condescending, rude and smug.
  8. Enough Judging Conspiracy Theories

    I'm am not saying I want compulsories, I am saying the lack of them puts more weight on pure subjective opinion. I am just trying to point out the inadequacies in the system, I'm not proposing any fixes.
  9. Enough Judging Conspiracy Theories

    Tell me in that isolated statement is any personal preference?
  10. Enough Judging Conspiracy Theories

    Well maybe I am just too honest.
  11. Enough Judging Conspiracy Theories

    Did you read my assessment of other years?
  12. Enough Judging Conspiracy Theories

    The point I was trying to make on that is my feelings on that show are more emotional than rational, yet you seem to fixate on that comment, even though I admitted my own frailty, and dismiss whatever rational comments I made when it came to other years, and therefore attempting to dismiss my entire premise.
  13. Enough Judging Conspiracy Theories

    Yes, I understand that, but I feel nobody is trying to see the larger point I am trying to make and are just nit picking around the edges. Now I know this is hard for DCP but attempt to take what I am about to say outside of any context I might have made at any other point in this thread and let this statement stand alone and assess the premise. I am trying to illustrate the differences that open DCI judging up to more questions than the other subjective sports that its being compared to. That main difference is the lack of objectively defined compulsory items a corps would have to do. That lack of compulsory items leads to more weight being put on the pure subjective opinion of the judges. Yes there is terminology that attempts to create some sort standard, but when there are multiple correct approaches (i.e. Crown vs BD brass) there is no consensus in which standard should be held.
  14. Enough Judging Conspiracy Theories

    That was just an example, try and understand the bigger picture I am trying to paint.