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  1. bicsta

    Cadets 2018

    I see what you did there... :)
  2. Interesting observation. I remember the Blue Stars getting hammered for putting a large stage on the field and limiting field coverage in 2011 (reBOURNE). I do see quite a bit of drill demand scattered through Vanguard, but maybe not as much as BD this year. Quite the switch over the recent past BD offerings. I think Crown is the most egregious offender of lackluster visual demand this season.
  3. bicsta

    Carolina Crown 2018

    Yeah, that took me a second to figure out. Also, I hate Rihanna.
  4. bicsta

    Carolina Crown 2018

    I think Crown has tried to follow the Devil's path, sacrificing drill for staging and shoehorning concepts where they don't fit. For instance, Beiber in a Tempest show that had nothing to do with the Tempest, K-pop in a cluttered storybook show, whatever the heck last year was. While this has worked for BD, the lack of drill demand and cohesive theme is penalized on the east coast. I miss the Crown of 2012 -2017. Ironically, the Devils have a challenging show this year, and they are scoring relatively poorly. So maybe I don't know what I am talking about.
  5. Caveat: Trying to hold off seeing Bloo until I can view them live this year. But regarding the last two years, I couldn't disagree more. I think the visual demands that the Bloo placed on the performers were extensive. Everything was in time, fast, exposed. Contrast that with the Devs those years... "What appears to be simply running or even scatter moments are far more coordinated and difficult than most people realize. " This is hogwash! Scatter drill and out of time movements cannot be judged as incorrect. You can't tell if someone is out of time, form, etc. Effectively, every moment of that type reduces the amount of time available for adjudication. In the "build up" system of judging, these moments should be a net zero. Having said that, THIS year, the Devils have an excellent viz package, and Crown seems to have dumbed down from last year's amazing effort.. Hopefully you are understating Bloo's demand... Or I will be sad.
  6. bicsta

    Carolina Crown 2018

    True 2015 champion, IMHO
  7. Come on now... It's gotta be the Blue Q.
  8. Just curious, why do you think BD is a huge miss? After a few views, I think this is the most competitive visual package they've had since 2013. They have enough demand that I won't call foul if they win ( for a change) :)
  9. bicsta

    Boston Crusaders 2018

    Maybe the cases in the rain?
  10. bicsta

    Boston Crusaders 2018

    Saw a potato quality video. Demand of the drill is outstanding! THIS is the drum corps experience that should be applauded. First chills of the season at the amazing grace. Aggressive drum feature. Might have to buy another Bahston shirt.... BTW, why does your signature spell out "IES"?
  11. bicsta

    Boston Crusaders 2018

    So if she weighs the same as a duck..... Then she's made of wood?
  12. bicsta

    2018 Tour Premiere

    A thousand times this! Seeing the rehearsal vids from out West, it seems like it will be the same visual package as the last 4 years. Let's hope good sense finally prevails.
  13. If you click on the B on insta it has a microphone: "...Ahem, is this thing on?"
  14. bicsta

    Carolina Crown 2018

    That prop looks like fun! Wheeeeee!!!!!