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54 minutes ago, Ghost said:

if anything, corps are going for bigger guards to help get those important visual points.  One way to do that might be using all the "synths and amplification of brass" so some corps have cut back on their brass numbers in order to add to the guard.  Look how contra sections for many corps have dropped from 16 to 12.

Yeah, I know. Too many colorguard leads to visual cutter in my opinion. I haven’t really watched a show since about 2007. The clamoring for visual and GE points has generated a race to the bottom. 

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-Tight Competition (At least 3 corps that could win it coming into finals week, and like 6 corps that could medal)

-Loud Brass (not synth)

-Fast Drill

-Bluecoats give that 2010/2011 vibe with the 2016 power.

-Blue Devils not changing a thing

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SCV for the gold. That's my prediction using the BD algorithm from 2007-present where they went 12112121121. The next in sequence is 2 and every time the number 2 comes up a different corps wins. Although it could be Cavaliers or Boston for gold but I think that's a bit further of a stretch right now.

Just a few things from individual corps:

BD- I liked the fresh direction of 2017 and would like to see more shows like this from them

SCV- the power, precision, and intensity of 2017 with a more entertaining show design

Crown- Lots and lots of brass. A lot of notes from brass that make my head spin. Good percussion. A great program design.

Cavaliers- better brass, great execution otherwise like 2017 or better yet the 00s Cavaliers. A fun, but not dumb show design.

Bluecoats- keep raising the bar being innovative. The past 5 years have been amazing and I want another year where I can say their show is my favorite

Boston- Top their 2017 performance. Overhaul in talent with a show design that's just as easy to attach to.

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A return to big drill moves.

It's taken me several years to realize that Visual is now more about rifles than cross throughs.  Totally missing Phantom's block merges, Cadets' intricate reshapes, Cavies' geometric wizardry, and SCV's war-like maneuvers accompanying their thunderous brass.  

 

 

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I know I posted my massive list, but I have one more thing that I want to see, especially after the lack of them in the last few seasons:

I want to see the return of the "True Ending," where corps have a "False Ending" they use until Atlanta-ish and then unveil the actual ending with new drill and music before Finals. I especially missed that from Bluecoats and The Cavaliers this season, but those were always one of my favorite things to look forward to. 

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mortgage rates where they were pre November 2016

 

world peace

 

for a law to be written to allow stupid people to be smacked

 

 

and shows to entertain me, judges to hold bad electronics balance accountable and for judges to judge their sheet and the show of the day

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7 hours ago, FaustianMachine said:

rI want to see the return of the "True Ending," where corps have a "False Ending" they use until Atlanta-ish and then unveil the actual ending with new drill and music before Finals. I especially missed that from Bluecoats and The Cavaliers this season, but those were always one of my favorite things to look forward to. 

Some corps do this already.  Crown has changed endings.  Didn't the Cadets almost set a corps record for ending changes last year.  Word out of A-Town is they have come up with another one for last year!

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  • More corps joining Open Class and eventually World Class in the future (I'm looking at you Armada, Arsenal, etc.)
  • A more competitive season, once you see one corps winning every show by the time we get to say DCI Southwestern it's not too hard to predict who will win, who will make finals, etc. This is what makes 10th-15th range interesting after because it's super competitive.
  • Return to more traditional yet modern uniforms.  I think Phantom and Colts for example did this well in 2017, they have a somewhat traditional look but are really modern at the same time.
  • A new finalist, Mandarins, OC or bring back old finalists say Troopers or Colts maybe even get Cascades back into finals (I can dream)
  • I feel like DCI was on a downhill slope as a whole but with the programs and qualities show by both Open and World Class in 2016 and 2017 I feel like that's turned, just a general continuing of this upward trend.

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 A floMarching season where their live broadcasts don't have tech issues that force me to curse with some very naughty words and have my family march me strait upstairs for some needed soap time as my punishment. So if you're reading this Flo, don't make me wind up like his Nibs :

   Image result for picture of boy with soap for saying a naughty word

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