MikeD

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  1. Director Bill Howard's 10-year old daughter was Alice in their 1971 Alice in Wonderland show, the year of the themed shows when drum corps died. Garfield - America, the Brave (Revolutionary War) Scouts - Alice in Woinderland Cavies - Circus St Rita's Brassmen - Woodstock
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    Cadets 2018

    Of course, back in that era, once you got out onto the street, you were even MORE likely to be mugged. Today, you get Disney and Carlos' Bakery on 42nd street.
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    Madison Scouts 2018

    The choreography is amazing...very ballet-like. The choreographer comes from a ballet background, which is fitting for this show. There is not a lot of 'stuff' on stage. We went backstage and spoke with one of the cast members after the show. He told us the choreographer kept asking the director to move or get rid of various pieces of the set so there would be more room to dance. We're glad he did, as it is amazing. Very low tech set, but effective. The same person we visited with was in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", and he showed us around backstage for that show in December. It was loaded with hi-tech effects and lots of props and sets. Completely the opposite.
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    Madison Scouts 2018

    Thought of the Scouts last evening. We spent the day in Manhattan, the finale of our day seeing "Carousel" on Broadway. Renee Fleming does an amazing job singing "You'll Never Walk Alone"; she brought the house down. The show also ends with a reprise of the tune sung by the entire cast. Not a dry eye in the Imperial Theater. The reprise by the entire cast
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    Blue Knights 2018

    Very cool uni. Can't wait to see them.
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    2018 Uniforms!

    Except that the marching members do not decide what they perform in on the field, including headgear. IMO young people who participate in the marching arts are on the whole among the LEAST likely group to act as you describe above.
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    Cadets 2018

    The Cadets FB group seems to post it about 9:00 AM or so.
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    Madison Scouts 2018

    I went to DCI East in 2002 in Philly. Sat next to a few Crossmen alums from the early 80's. When the Scouts took the field, we looked at each other and were like "What happened to the Scouts????" We were shocked at how bad they were, On the other hand, just three years later they did my all time favorite Scout show in 2005, the Carmen show.
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    Audubon bon bons

    On Blue Rock's website, they have a video of 1970 taken from old 8 mm silent film. It was shot at one of the NJ State champs held in Wildwood, NJ,. It is either VFW or AL. One of the shows was held early in the season and the other at the end in September. At 1:05 there is a short segment of Audobon, just fyi. 1970 NJ State Champs in Wildwood, a bunch of corps...Audobon segment starts at 1:05.
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    Boston Crusaders 2018

    What can I say? I'm old!
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    Boston Crusaders 2018

    Kind of partial to "Pop Goes the Weasel" myself. Or "Unsquare Dance" the same season (69). Just don't listen to VFW Nats...they were forced to remove the bells, leaving a lot of, well, background drumming. A shame, as their show was amazing in 69.
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    Blue Devils 2018

    I can't recall a year when BD was my favorite corps/show, going back to 1976. I've admired them and liked some of their shows a lot, but there have always been other corps/shows I liked a bit better. Felliniesque, however, is probably the best show I have ever seen, in both performance and design. It was just sooooo far ahead of everybody else, even a 2 1/2 point spread over 2nd place seems artificially low. Just the most amazing corps/show I ever saw since I saw my first show in September of 1963.
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    2018 Tour Premiere

    Either Hamilton, NJ or North Brunswick, NJ.
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    Audubon bon bons

    I have read/heard the same thing, and that is a shame if true. No doubt both the Bon Bons and the Cadets were both excellent corps in 57, so we'll never know the reality. I also think you are correct about them winning percussion. Just an amazing corps back then, before my time ( I was 3 1/2 in 57!).