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  1. Considering Spirit is actually at the Centerville, OH show that same evening, I'm guessing they're probably not doing the encore in WV. :)
  2. Same as every other regional and championships: take placements from previous regional (in this case, Atlanta), reverse the order, then random draw within groups of 3 (1st-3rd, 4th-6th, etc.).
  3. They fixed the Mesquite line-up, not Mandarins' string of terrible "draws."
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    Stagehands or Performers?

    Actually, it is VERY common for actors in a show (even on Broadway) to be responsible for moving props or set pieces, oftentimes NOT in character because they have the benefit of doing it in blackout. At MOST Broadway shows though you don't see this because of automation. So until corps are allowed to spend 48 hours in advance at every show site laying down tracks and a wooden floor on top of that for their automated props to freely move about the field, we'll just have to deal with members doing the grunt work. And if you think these members are feeling slighted on their drum corps experience because 5% of it involves moving props, then maybe you should go ask some members about it. I'm willing to bet that while it's not their favorite thing to do by far, they don't give it a second thought. I'm sure they didn't pay a lot of money to get heat stroke either in an unforeseen Texas heatwave.
  5. Don't bring Mandarins--they've gotten their worst possible draw at every single show, including the small late-season shows.
  6. Okay, there's definitely something flawed with this "random" drawing in groups of 3. (Disclosure if you didn't know: I'm a big Mandarins supporter) At EVERY show where Mandarins sees Crossmen or Phantom (the other two corps in its block of 3), Mandarins ALWAYS goes on before them. Every single time. That just doesn't seem right.
  7. I think Crown is the only corps in the Mesquite show that is ALSO at the Mustang, OK show the next day. Maybe they opted to perform earlier so they could hit the road a little sooner? EDIT: Oh, but Cavies are performing early too. NOW it looks a lot more like a mistake.
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    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    You're definitely not speaking for me. IMO, SCV's show is a nearly flawless package in design, and all sections are firing on all cylinders. They don't have a single main weakness, and those performers are on FIRE. I ALWAYS root for SCV but have realistic expectations. This year is VERY different. I felt that when I saw them live in the beginning of the season.
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    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    I think all brass line have been warming up indoors. Flo's been posting lots of "in the lot" types of videos, and the brass lines have all been indoors.
  10. brassboy

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    Did you try @Beckham's suggestion of clearing your cache? I'm gonna try that right after Bloo.
  11. brassboy

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    Yep, me too. I've had impeccable streams from Flo all season--including all of today's show--until BAC came on. Then it all went to ####. Error 2021 and buffering. Switched to multi-cam and thought it was better, then did it again. Restarted my modem AND router. Still doing it. Getting 150Mbps downstream, so I DEFINITELY shouldn't be having issues.
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    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    Suddenly High Camera is giving me issues. Anyone else? I haven't had a single problem all season with it.
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    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    That's one of my biggest complaints too.