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  2. What I find interesting is that I saw that show without reading the long show description, and I got it without the need to do so, though I am a freak for Dada.
  3. Choose a top 12 corps (or go top 20), who still seems to be underrated since 1972. Corps that come to my mind.....Des Plaines Vanguard, Blue Knights, Purple Lancers, DeLasalle Oaklands and Squires.
  4. Jeff Ream

    Then vs Now

    it was formally dedicated in the fall of 2016.....it's from the borough line just by Rillos back to the triangle. He and my grandmother are buried in the cemetery there, the one thats been in the news for the fight over ownership and maintenance, Ashland. I was able to attend the vote in the PA House, and Rep Bloom went out of his way to recognize the family, and many of the representatives came over to give thanks and overdue condolences. In fact we were seated in the well of the floor, off to the Speakers left. you may even recognize the one bald spot. 🙂 The man saluting is my Uncle Earl, who also served. Of my two uncles that live in Cali, one was able to attend, the other has health issues that prevented him from flying in, so we face-timed the ceremony so he could see it live, 6 AM his time. The dedication was timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of his death. Sadly, I was born 18 months after "Uncle Peanut" was killed in action. https://cumberlink.com/news/local/multimedia/photo_galleries/marine-lance-corporal-gary-lee-ream-memorial-highway/collection_94adca7b-79ab-548a-a285-de2f4a1e0585.html https://cumberlink.com/news/local/communities/carlisle/section-of-state-route-named-for-carlisle-native-killed-in/article_54e5afb1-f1ef-5cf3-8568-93b8e1e06a79.html http://www.shipnc.com/valley_times_star/vts_news/article_a428ff2e-8a6f-11e6-ab2c-933c7a161a2e.html (Dad, Aunt Jody, Aunt Joanne and Uncle Alan...heh my Mom even made this shot) the house vote:
  5. mcjordansc

    Bleu Raeders

    DCI Hall of Famer Moe Latour was their director. Their drum major went on to be the DM for the Blue Stars in 1975. I am not sure how many people have led two different corps into finals over the years.
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  7. I remember the HS band kids on the audience heckling that show... a cringeworthy moment for me in the theater.
  8. JimF-LowBari

    Then vs Now

    Jeff next time we meet I will have to ask where on 74 as had no idea about your Uncle. Few years back was at a POW MIA ceremony at Hanover Post. Part of ceremony is recognize one of them and tell their story. Jaw dropper when heard my cousins finances name and realized his parents were there. Didn’t know they were from York County. yeah off topic.... sue me...
  9. Jeff Ream

    New show announcements request

    This. if I have to do research to get it, you've over designed
  10. Jeff Ream

    Then vs Now

    I told them when I saw it live, I was a teenager and it was cool. Now some 30 years later, I'll let them form their own opinions. I dont show them the show specifically cor the plates, I show them the show because it's good. They catch it. And they also get the corps is all about mocking the norms and don't seem to be offended. if someone had expressed any kind of offense, I'd have found other options to show them, but no one did. Actually, Once I did have a student ask if they could do that too. I informed them championships were in Scranton in November, so they'd freeze....and they didn't ask again.
  11. Jeff Ream

    Then vs Now

    odd. As I go in and out banks several times a week, if someone is coming in with their hands full, I always say "here, let me get that for you", and never have an issue. Must be your winning personality
  12. Stu

    Then vs Now

    Did ya tell them that you really enjoyed watching those sex cymbals? Using that phraseology? Tell them you admired their short shorts and that is why the are sex cymbals?
  13. Jeff Ream

    Then vs Now

    Lord knows I didn't like anything about BD 08-13, and wasn't shy about saying it here, but seeing them live....never said a word and applauded. ok golf clapped, but still, no booing here.
  14. Jeff Ream

    Then vs Now

    At that time, after the Vietnam Wall had been opened to the public, was a great time of healing for many of the wounds of Vietnam. Having personally attended the opening weekend of the Wall to see my Uncle's name ( who now has a portion of PA 74 named in his honor right in front of his grave site), as a teenager...an early teen too....you could see a lot of emotion coming out of the veterans and family in attendance. it was incredibly moving and left a HUGE impression on me and my views of the War. I saw a lot of people finally letting go of emotions bottled for up for several years. And seeing that show a few times with veterans or those who lost loved ones, it was moving to them as well. I don't remember a single boo for that show in the 4/5 times I saw it that summer.....I still remember far more complaining about Bayonne in 76 ( by many people who 4 years later thought they could do no wrong). and hey want to be offended....in 81 Bayonne brought Tony back from the dead after he did some bad disco dancing. Now the dancing was offensive, so designers take note....no more disco dancing!!!
  15. Jeff Ream

    Then vs Now

    I've shown VK and several other shows...including Boston 09...to kids I taught over the years. Not one student expressed any type of offended reaction. In fact, the only critical comments were about the cymbal players technique. That spot in Bayonne 80 where the guard member "seduces" the baritone player....howls of laughter. Even for a show that at that time was over 30 years old.
  16. Stu

    Then vs Now

    George Hopkins. Now we are back on topic. (That was for the Mods) 😏
  17. Stu

    Then vs Now

    It was the word 'sexist' that caught the attention of the clerk. I knew from that point forward to keep my trap shut; that no matter what, I was not going to be believed. That is what concerns me as we move into the near future.
  18. JimF-LowBari

    Then vs Now

    My immediate would have been to tell her loudly (for everyone’s benefit) “would have done for a man too if his arms were full”. Then to the clerk just one word “MANAGER “. As my dad would say “some people are just ######## and don’t run your life for them”.
  19. Stu

    Then vs Now

    Really? Because here is the reason I said that. I was entering a bank and there was a female behind me carrying a box of papers and a few ledger books. Her arms were full. I opened the door, stepped aside, and waited for her to walk inside. She snarked at me, calling me a sexist, informed me that she could do her own door opening. A clerk heard her, and without hesitation informed me that my disrespect had no place in the bank and asked me to vacate. And there are increasing situations like this starting to occur, not often, but enough to make you take a breath.
  20. JimF-LowBari

    Then vs Now

    First step at work is tell the person making the comments to stop. If you don’t feel comfortable doing that then get a supervisor or other person to say it for you. Then if they don’t stop they are letting themselves open for legal action. point is everyone has a different level of what is sexual harassment so person making the comment might not be aware it is unwelcome. Protects both sides.... Idea that only one thing said and you are in court or fired, don’t believe it either
  21. JimF-LowBari

    Then vs Now

    I disagree with the booing and hissing too so I don’t understand either. I’m more of a “time for a bathroom break” guy myself which I have done for some corps for other reasons. In this case I say they had a right to put on the show and I would have the right not to watch. To be clear when I said they should have expected controversy I did not mean people should have booed. Reason is that takes away the right of the people who wanted to see the show
  22. N.E. Brigand

    Then vs Now

    Very unlikely. Nor if you said something similar to a man.
  23. N.E. Brigand

    Then vs Now

    For some reason this makes me wonder if anyone's ever marched in DCI with bone spurs.
  24. GUARDLING

    Then vs Now

    would love to know what the booing and hissing people get out of that? Does it make one feel better? Does it show designers their displeasure in the corps design choice? Does it make people think their behavior will change anything? Is there really a point? AS a member on the field listening and watching this behavior, does it make one feel superior? Trying to understand and clearly, I don't I personally think silence, or not watching something I don't like speaks much louder than hissy fits which aren't funny or effective. JMO
  25. JimF-LowBari

    Then vs Now

    Yes everyone is affected by things differently which also makes the what is objectionable issue impossible to quantify. (Snipping long boring bit from my annual sexual harassment training about differing opinions biting you in the ...)
  26. Stu

    Then vs Now

    Yep, look at Jeff's emotional reaction even now in 2019. He still wants to beat the snot out of those who booed the show because he related, and still relates to, it in a personal way. And there are many alive today who still feel just as passionate about that show; both pro and con.
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