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oldsoprano last won the day on December 13 2011

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  1. I understand that the above-mentioned Barbara Maroney was tonight named to the Cadets Hall of Fame. Congratulations, Barbara!
  2. Or this.....
  3. Spirit of Atlanta show announcement is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, May 18.
  4. Any hornline with Jim Ott in the front of it.
  5. The two loudest non-marching moments that I can remember hearing live were Slaughter on 10th Avenue by 1975 Madison Scouts, in the rain at DCI Midwest in Whitewater, and The Boxer by the 2008 Bluecoats, at the Fort Walton Beach show. My wife and I were running the show, and were down on the track during Bluecoats' show, and when they hit the opening of The Boxer, my, oh my. Thought I was gonna have to change my underwear, it was so loud.
  6. Hey, that's me, the soprano on the right in front at 2:43.
  7. '75 Madison Scouts '75 Muchachos
  8. Or not. :) So glad DCI didn't book the new stadium for this year's Atlanta regional, since the opening date has now been pushed back (again), this time to late August. http://www.ajc.com/sports/football/mercedes-benz-stadium-opening-pushed-back-again/wLnfyURmUXYvGcj6iaROMM/?ecmp=socialflow_ajclife
  9. First, having had a kidney stone, I concur 100 percent. Funny you should mention kidney stones, because back in the 80s, Spirit of Atlanta had a rash of kidney stones among folks on the road (mostly staff and volunteers) and I wondered at the time whether there was any correlation between the powdered drink we were consuming out of those big orange jugs at meal times and the formation of the stones. One year, three people who had been on the road had kidney stones during the last couple of weeks of tour or within a week of finals. The following two seasons, staff members went to the hospital on tour with kidney stones. Things that make you go, "hmmmmm."
  10. The last couple of times that I went out on the road with Spirit of Atlanta (2012 and 2013 for about 15 days each summer), I drove one of the smaller support vehicles each night. I don't know if Cavies have all of their driver slots sewn up for the summer, but if they don't, driving is a pretty sweet gig. If you're worried about being sleep-deprived, the drivers' schedule is set up to make sure you DO get ample sleep to safely drive the following night. And on those tour days when we had multiple days in one place, I would just see what else I could help with on the food truck or elsewhere since I didn't have to drive that night.
  11. A nice look back at the past 11 years of DCI Southeastern Championships at Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Seems like just yesterday that my wife and I picked Dan Acheson and a couple of other DCI folks up at the airport and took them to their first meeting with the Dome administration to discuss the possibility of hosting a drum corps show. https://spark.adobe.com/page/LAbKv4wTtX1lD/?DB_OEM_ID=33500
  12. And now some neighbors are whining that the glass roof of the new stadium is reflecting too much sunlight into their homes and businesses, so who knows what kind of delay that could cause if anyone decides to take the whining seriously. http://www.11alive.com/news/local/holding-powerful-accountable/mercedes-benz-stadiums-future-a-little-too-bright-for-some-neighbors/394079591
  13. Atlanta is still a regional, just without all of the corps this year. And the Wake Forest show is the following night, on Sunday.
  14. Just an educated guess, but I'd imagine that one of the things that they are ironing out is figuring out how to number the seats. Unless something has changed recently, only a very small block of seats directly under the press box are numbered. The last time there was a drum corps show at the stadium, about 10 years ago, the seats between the 40s were reserved, and the remainder were general admission, and we still had to hand number most of the reserved seating area. I can't imagine that the entire concert side won't be reserved seating for the regional. On another note, I just came across what looks like a sweet - and cheap! - AirBnB rental that is only about 10 to 15 minutes from the stadium if any out-of-towners are interested. I would jump on it, but our house is only about the same distance from the stadium. Here's the link: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10465184?guests=1&s=41&user_id=43618823&ref_device_id=43ab3ec76dab5462
  15. Perhaps he/she simply has a hunch or hope that Troopers and OC will be better than Boston and Blue Knights next year. Sure, it's a stretch, but it's certainly not out of the realm of possibilities. I mean, Boston came within a couple of tenths of missing the Saturday night show last year, and Madison dropped from 8th in 2015 to 13th last year. Whose to say that BK can't drop from 7th to 13th? That's the beauty of predictions. They are your personal thoughts on what you think (or want) to happen.