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    El Dorado, KS - July 16, 2018

    Cadets just finished. Looked good on the FB live video I was watching.
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    St Louis, MO - July 15, 2018

    Great job Music City! (Which reminds me that I still have about 500 or so photos of Music City from Wednesday night that I need to edit.
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    Alexandria, KY - July 14, 2018

    If I make it to Indy this year, I'm gonna wear a jersey with "BOXINGFRED" across the back just for the free beer! Seriously, though, thanks BF!
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    St Louis, MO - July 15, 2018

    Condolences to you and your family, and prayers of healing for you and your doctors. Just think of how glorious your sister's next drum corps show will be, with writers and instructors like Jim Ott, Fred Sanford and George Zingali.
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    Hoschton, GA - July 11, 2018

    First corps (Guardians) just stepped off. Southwind is going on third.
  6. I'd say the bolded part has certainly aged well.
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    Orlando, FL - July 8, 2018

    Glad she is okay! Hey mom, did you see the link I posted earlier to a bunch of pics I shot of Music City last night?
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    Orlando, FL - July 8, 2018

    They sure seemed to be having a great time last night in South Carolina. Here's a few photos that I shot of MCDC. Hopefully I got some of your guard member, but if not, I still have about 400 pics of MC to edit from last night. https://www.facebook.com/mike.morris.581730/media_set?set=a.10155885990985910.1073742249.585195909&type=3
  9. I'm happy to report that the noise bleedover from the concourse is not nearly as much of an issue, since the concourse at the new stadium isn't wide open to the seating area like at the old Ga. Dome. I was at the BOA regional at Mercedes-Benz last fall, and that's about the only bright side I can think of soundwise. Like someone else has mentioned, the stadium was designed to naturally amplify crowd noise during football games. One thing I noticed at BOA is that the in-house sound system was pretty unintelligible. At least from where I was sitting down front, you couldn't understand any of the PA announcements. And yes, the roof leaked. I just wonder if DCI will be "one-and-done" with Mercedes-Benz Stadium like BOA. BOA isn't returning because of a couple of reasons, one being the the security hoops the Ga. World Congress Center Police made the bands jump through just to get inside were atrocious. But the main reason was the cost. From what I understand, BOA offered to pay the stadium 20 percent more than they had been paying to rent the Ga. Dome, and the stadium folks wouldn't provide a total cost to BOA before the event. Afterwards, they send BOA an invoice that was more than DOUBLE what they had paid previously for the Ga. Dome.
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    Clifton, NJ - July 5, 2018

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    Spirit of Atlanta 2018

    I was wondering how Spirit's first score of 2018 last night compared to everyone else's first score of the season, so I checked just for the heck of it. Hey, I'll take it! 1. Blue Devils - 71.300 2. Santa Clara Vanguard - 70.700 3. Bluecoats - 70.300 4. Crown - 70.000 5. Cavaliers - 69.350 6. Boston - 67.300 7. Cadets - 66.900 8. Blue Knights - 66.500 9. SPIRIT OF ATLANTA - 65.700 10. Phantom Regiment - 64.000 11. Crossmen - 63.850 12. Mandarins - 62.950 13. Blue Stars - 62.000 14. Academy - 61.550 15. Madison Scouts - 61.450 16. Colts - 61.200 17. Troopers - 58.050 18. Music City - 57.300 19. Genesis - 55.450 20. Pioneer - 49.900 (No scores yet for Pacific Crest, Oregon Crusaders or Cascades.)
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    Pittsburgh, PA - June 28, 2018

    I didn't participate in the prediction contest, but after seeing Spirit live a couple of weeks ago, I'm not particularly surprised by their score. Here's what I posted on the Spirit thread 11 days ago: " It seems like every year at the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, there's that one bracket-busting team that outperforms everyone's expectations and predictions. Last year, BAC was what I would call a bracket-buster. Could Spirit be 2018's bracket-buster? I guess we'll all know the answer pretty soon. Should be a fun season."
  13. How 'bout a washateria?
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    Heated 10-15 Competition

    Yep. When your sponsor (WXIA-TV) opens up the checkbook and tells you to hire the best available, you hire Ott and Float. There was a reason that some corps referred to us at times in 1978 as $pirit of Atlanta. :) (Sure did hurt, though, a couple of years later when the TV station got bought out and the new owners nixed the cashflow.)