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  1. I went in person to vote last Friday. I trust Illinois with a mail-in ballot like I trust gas station sushi.
    8 points
  2. What difference does it make if she truly cares or not? All i know is she is introducing more people to DCI thru her channel. I personally know someone that follows her channel that didn't know DCI even existed before the vids started popping up on Courtney's channel. Now she is binge watching DCI shows and is looking to attend a show once we get past COVID. And for that i salute Courtney. Maybe she cares, maybe she doesn't, just keep bringing more eyeballs and relevancy to DCI. Keep doing your thing Courtney.
    7 points
  3. Yet if they don't send that email, folks will complain that the DCI office is not doing anything. They are literally in a lose/lose situation. Z
    7 points
  4. 6 points
  5. I was 14, the second youngest kid in the corps, and knew that at some point there was going to be an "initiation", but no one would give me any details, which only served to gradually heighten the anxiety. The head "Initiator" was a bass drummer who was about 20, built like an NFL linebacker. One day, after a Sunday rehearsal, someone said, "It's on", and I was led into his basement by a few other vets. There was a wooden chair in the center of the room, over which a naked light bulb swayed. I had seen enough WWII movies to anticipate some form of torture. Not a word was spoken, but
    6 points
  6. PA is trending more than a thousand each day after averaging 500 or so few weeks ago *sigh* One of the reasons I requested a mail in ballot because I don’t know what next month will bring. Received it yesterday and put it in the ballot box at county election board this morning. Could have mailed but was a nice day and wanted to check out the process. Had nice talk to county sheriff who was watching over the boxes.
    6 points
  7. I had to get up the next morning. The congregation was expecting my sermon on temperance.
    5 points
  8. I forgot to tell the story I referenced earlier about my own direct contribution to the BD show design. It was my first day in the area. I moved up in January, and Mike Moxley picked me up at the airport and put me up at his place that night. That evening was the first staff meeting to talk drill -- at Mike's place. I was told i could sit in and watch, but not to get involved (understandable, since i was SUCH a rookie). So they're going over the opener, Bacchinalia, and discussing the first halt in the show (right before what ended up being my camera pass). Remember tha
    5 points
  9. wishing healing for all
    5 points
  10. If the DCI Hall of Fame ever has a museum with exhibits that include wax figures of its members, I say reinstate him, but also sell tomatoes at the entrance.
    5 points
  11. The future of DCI requires that many additional components are able to support the activity outside of those that immediately support people marching together on a football field. The continuity of DCI, even for a "bridge" tour season, requires that those components be in place. Safely in place. You want paying fans? Ensure safety. We have a winter to get through in a period where infections are rising. Everywhere.
    4 points
  12. Yeah....God FORBID someone discovers and promotes the activity.
    4 points
  13. She's adorable and "likes" Drum Corps just like we do, so who cares? Who else is promoting the activity right now?
    4 points
  14. based on the amount of shows she has put up, she's not in a higher tax bracket. And if she cares, she cares. She has stated she would like to attend DCI Finals when it's back up and running, and she's getting eyeballs beyond us to see drum corps. the pros outweigh the cons
    4 points
  15. Post as you will, Planeteers. We surely need opinions to read during this highly unusual period. Some messages confuse me, though. As a longtime drum corps fan and activist within both circuits, I’d like to see everything return back to normal as QUICKLY as possible. I just can’t see the point in posting to prove how awful conditions are, how dire the prospects. Trying to scare away hope, by promoting information that stalls coming out of all this, seems to me, counterproductive. There is a workaround to most everything. Yes, we’ve been under a dark cloud. But it, too, shall
    4 points
  16. We Californians are ordered to stay home except to go to an essential job or to shop for essential needs. So me and Stephan work from home and decided to go to the Love Shack by SPARC a Recreational Marijuana Dispensary for some much needed do well goodies, then stopped at the Jug Shop Liquor Store for wine and spirits. Once home we filled out our third mail-in ballot, enjoying some Chinese Hunan and Mandarin offerings from Kung Food carry out.
    4 points
  17. 2006 was a phenomenal year imo. Faust was a absolute masterpiece and maybe my favorite PR show of all time. My beloved Devils slayed it with Godfather. And my goodness Bloo with Connexus.........one of my favorite Bloo shows of all time with 2015 and 2017. And let this sink in.........we are in 2020 and steamrolling towards 2021 in a few months............this particular thread is the last time we will see BD 3rd or worse. Dominance like we have never seen and probaly will never see again.
    4 points
  18. Please don't hurt your neck on the account of DCP.
    4 points
  19. I'm not sure my timeline is correct, but I think it was in '05 that Myron Rosander learned of his condition. His original prognosis was not good. Somewhere it is written on the Internet yet to review it one last time is not easy reading. He fought and had additional years to contribute to the activity. He contributed with other corps, yet his heart was always with SCV. Often our first love is always the strongest and the longest lasting. His contribution to Phantom 2010 is ever enduring. I hope Myron is well where he is.
    4 points
  20. First off, no one knows what DCI may be doing "behind the scenes". That being said, right now there really isn't a whole lot DCI can do for 2021. There way too many unknowns. 1.What corps will survive and be able to compete in 2021 ? 2.For those corps that do survive, what will be the "touring model" ? 3.What rules will corps that do survive have to follow for things like hygiene, Social Distancing, including on busses etc. ? 4.Will any school house a corps, or, for that matter, even allow them to use outdoor facilities for practice ? 5.What venues will eve
    4 points
  21. Well, first off, they’re survivors. Not victims. Secondly, say his name.
    4 points
  22. I don’t have any latest news from DCI/Corps, just an opinion about 2021. Even a shortened “Bridge” tour leading to a modified Indianapolis Weekend is FAR better to carry on this incredible activity than having no 2021 DCI at all. The future requires CONTINUITY . One missed season was already put into the past. It hurt. Time now to move forward! The many parts required to make all of this work requires cohesion. A “soft” opening will go a long way. It is critical to keep actively in touch with our foundation. That is, fans, performers, instructional teams, judges, corporate spo
    3 points
  23. I wonder how successful the recruitment process will be, considering their staff collectively is an open class staff, and they are in about the performance range as top open class corps/lower tier world class corps, and the cost is about $750-1000 more than most corps in their echelon. It’s quite sad, as it will not help them. The board and admin, with its nepotism due to CK’s rubber stamp has literally killed the organization, and we’re watching it bleed out.
    3 points
  24. It seems genuine to me. I don't think she's a graduate of the "Ali MacGraw School Of Fine Acting." I could listen to that accent all day. Something about the Aussie/New Zealand accent that is so nice.
    3 points
  25. Dance.....I'm truly sorry you feel that way. I sincerely hope you and the ones you love are not affected by what is going on in the same way so many others have been affected. Death knows no political affiliation.
    3 points
  26. Ever stop to think if more people had used precautions such as masks and distancing we might be back to work or school..... Instead it’s arguments about “my rights” from people and #### little or nothing about protecting others
    3 points
  27. I don't think corps location matters anymore. In some cases, that's simply where their office/operations reside. You can slap any home location you want on a corps, but if a corps holds all their camps, move-ins, etc in another state, let's call it what it is. If I remember correctly, aren't the Blue Stars really basing most of their activity in Indiana, even though they're technically from Wisconsin? The same can be said about a corps like Boston, which made the move down to Florida in the late 90s while their offices remained in Boston. I'd be willing to bet there are very few New Engl
    3 points
  28. I was at a MB non competitive show yesterday 5 bands in total, all small groups... they mask up on busses and when not playing, no extra busses, and venue provided port a pots (is that a safer choice?) Next week I'll see a 9 band show some larger groups so it'll be interesting. NJ is up and running in most sports and activities, life is cautious but moving forward.
    3 points
  29. yeah i want it back asap, but man...imagine an outbreak in a corps during whatever form of tour there is. that would set the activity further back then being patient and waiting would.
    3 points
  30. Many places around the country are having those activity's for the kids along with school in session since mid or sometimes early august. Eventually the public are realizing where the high risk is at and what types of preventive actions they can take.
    3 points
  31. You two are making me very glad I went Air Force!
    3 points
  32. "Girl Power!" All female Co-Caption Heads for PC Percussion. Congrats & Godspeed to Nicole & Brianne!
    3 points
  33. The prep sucks but the twilight is great. The best sleep I’ve ever had.
    3 points
  34. Agreed.... and as said during the Spanish Flu discussions, let’s all learn some lessons.... And understand a few more positive results came out that area 2 hours south of me.... (District of Columbia) so keeping all in mind...
    3 points
  35. True that too... what I was trying to get at is poster saying his area is ok, so why doesn’t everyone else open up....
    3 points
  36. People keep saying that conditions are different from place to place so different measures are needed. But you keep coming back to this.... smdh
    3 points
  37. AS someone who has been involved for decades , to this day, the priority is and always has been what's best for the kids, safety 1st, them before us, responsibility, etc. well at least for most of us.
    3 points
  38. 3 points
  39. Phantom announces their 2005 show..... My reaction to their musical selections: "What?, No!, Are they crazy?, Who made this decision?" Then I saw it: My reaction: "WOW!!!!" That year Phantom came out with a top notch visual program on top of their top notch musical program. Their guard alone was just so incredible. Every flag they used was so art deco - all based on their chevron.
    3 points
  40. I grabbed a leg a dinner once, but I was eating fried chicken at the time.
    3 points
  41. Not lecherous. I dispute that after the leg grab at dinner.
    3 points
  42. Tim K is spot on: "If you want an example of the above, after World War II drum corps was viewed as an activity for, in some cases poor but more often kids from working class and middle class families so they could be part of a worthwhile activity. Today there is a need to get musical instruments into the hands of kids who live in urban areas who are not interested in sports and want more than the arts programs available. How do we identify and support groups already do this? How do we graduate these kids into drum corps? We'd be honoring our roots and applying what we know to today. We a
    3 points
  43. They are not victims- they are survivors. And say his name.
    3 points
  44. That is a very good point; didn't catch it. And yes, they should have "called him out" by name!
    3 points
  45. When I saw the original comment I thought “Terri’s going to need an extra dose of blood pressure medicine!”
    3 points
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