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  1. Its a warm up... not a performance. Want to get blown away? Buy a ticket to the show.
    34 points
  2. I rather have them warm up in such a way that will prepare them to have a good show.
    8 points
  3. 7 points
  4. IIRC, the partial panels disappear after July 4, which means we should have full judging panels from tonight though finals. This should also contain the discussions regarding scoring, and allow evey corps' strong caption to be included. Now, if some of the judges could disregard their personal biases it would be a perfect drum corps world. Garry in Vegas
    5 points
  5. A big shout out to the "Colts" taking 3rd in Visual!
    5 points
  6. So much sanctimony in this comment. You can't tell someone what they should or should not do. While I agree with part of what you said about watching the other corps, people can do what they want, just like Crown can choose to circle it up instead of setting up an arc. When Matt Harloff was at the Cadets, we did the same thing in the lot; set up a circle instead of setting up an arc. This was primarily because of tuning. In the end, people are going to do what they choose to do, and you really have no right to try to make someone feel like crap because they want to go into the lot to watch a c
    5 points
  7. I don’t get this ‘in the lot’ thing Warm ups are boring, playing them and watching them I was always annoyed by people watching us warm up (pre-‘in the lot’ days) – it felt like they were crashing our private time to get ready for a show – they were distracting I feel the Lot fans are the faker bando because if they knew, they’d know where the show really was Friends and family visiting you in the lot are excluded from this rant because they are just trying to get a few minutes with you and aren’t some drooling, boot licking bando hacks (hopefully) I miss the days of if you could see i
    5 points
  8. The warm-ups are for the corps members, not for the folks watching. So I think Crown's staff should set them up however they think works best for their system.
    5 points
  9. This... 1. Madison Scouts 2. Madison Scouts 3. Madison Scouts 4. Madison Scouts 5. Madison Scouts 6. Madison Scouts 7. Madison Scouts 8. Madison Scouts 9. Madison Scouts 10. Madison Scouts 11. Madison Scouts 12. Madison Scouts POW!
    5 points
  10. 4 points
  11. Well since the video (which is on Vine not Vimeo btw ?) is a total of 7 secs out of the parade -- umm -- let me think about that...hmmm......no. There's a youtube video of Crown at the parade. Go watch it (with your clipboard in hand). Meanwhile both the kids AND the parade crowd had a GREAT experience. Now go watch the parade videos from Bristol in the past few years. O.M.G. The HORROR... I'm sure you've already broken your pencil. I suggest you talk to a member of Crown about their parade experiences, I think you'll find that the "tic" in that video is just...irrelevant. Crown i
    4 points
  12. Isn't there is a rankings page on DCP...it's under "scores and stats" on top of the page.
    4 points
  13. I guess I'm upset because it should be better than it is. If they just played with good fundamental brass technique, the show would be even more entertaining! If they just played an ensemble attack or release in time! Something has gone wrong the past two winters where they were not taught the tools to succeed. They need to change their approach somehow. It was barely clean enough to enjoy last year for me. Maybe it just doesn't matter though? If the masses are entertained, then the masses are entertained. I just can't look past the poor performance though. And maybe that is just a sma
    4 points
  14. Every year about this time....death, taxes, people with a sense of entitlement #####ing about YT vids getting pulled and blaming DCI (when it's not really their fault)
    4 points
  15. Gap is still tightening....and the Czapinski's were not judging tonite.
    3 points
  16. If it makes you feel better, I'm 19 and I haven't either.
    3 points
  17. Amen... But BKs epic performance in the rain was pretty cool
    3 points
  18. Your opinion, I'm afraid. I think that show was stellar and is one of my favorite Madison shows of all time. But, that is just my opinion.
    3 points
  19. Let's place your Allentown posting here in actual perspective to see if you do watch ALL the corps stadium performances or are you a G7 supporter: Friday Night Aug 2 and Saturday Night Aug 3 you will be in the lot while missing the 'stadium performances' of Mandarins, Academy, Colts, Troopers, Spirit, Pioneer, Pacific Crest, Oregon Crusaders, Jersey Surf, and Cascades. However, on Sunday August 4 you will attend the entire 'Tour of Champions' stadium performances of just the Blue Devils, Cadets, SCV, Crown, Regiment, Bluecoats, and The Cavaliers. Sort of makes a person go Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
    3 points
  20. Slim chance that Boston will beat Scouts this year!
    3 points
  21. When we warmed up before a show, it was to get our tuning just perfect, it was to make sure we were hearing things correctly and that we had not had any deterioration in terms of performance level from earlier in the day. And just because you have been playing all day does not mean that you do not have to re-warm up, get your mind right and then go out there and do it! Warm up is most certainly for the corps and members, not for the show...
    3 points
  22. Getting ready to head out to Whitewater. If you have a bus that needs to be parked - see me. Diesel Fumes baby!! GO SCOUTS!!
    3 points
  23. DA and John indirectly beat me to something, Don. You could have been on the field today. Vince Bruni saw something in you- and with the way everything has been parsed in terms of methods, rehearsals, teaching, scheduling, the equipment, you'd have been fine. Heck, I started a lot of percussionists when I was actively teaching who knew nothing when they started and I think turned them over in good shape to the people who knew the craft at a high level and could really develop them. The big question I think you have- and it does worry many of us-- Is whether the young Dons, the kids like you w
    3 points
  24. Ugh NW has been so annoying without anyone reporting from shows...
    2 points
  25. I have a timeshare in Ptown so I missed the show tonight. I do love the cape though. It is hotter than he double toothpicks tonight. But I am on the ocean with a view of the Atlantic right now sipping a wine. I will see the corps when the come back around in August. Boston Rocks. And we are Boston Strong.
    2 points
  26. You need to know how balance rehearsal the right way. And I will blame the staff. Because they are letting this stuff slide. And this stuff is not acceptable in WORLD CLASS drum corps in my opinion. They are not teaching the correct techniques. That is why they sound so rough at this point of the season. There is no fundamental good sound coming out of that brass line. I'm not that great with drumlines, but they have issues themselves. And the whole corps cannot play together. This is a corps who has a lot of vets supposedly. A corps who went through a whole season. And it sounds w
    2 points
  27. I really appreciate the pics! Thanks!
    2 points
  28. There is nothing mysterious about the fact that Cavies and Boston passed them that year. It was completely based on what could be achieved with the product they were given. The marching members of the Scouts simply maxed out that shows potential. Please don't think of me as as Scouts hater.....I have lost my voice on too many occasions cheering for them... Heck I had them in 6th in my pre-season predictions and I would love nothing rather than to be proven wrong. I have too many friends that marched and aged out as members of that corps to doubt their commitment...... I am just disappoin
    2 points
  29. What is this "parade" you speak of?
    2 points
  30. 2 points
  31. All, a perfect "20" doesn't mean that the performance was perfect. It simply means that relative to the competition they maxed out the sheets. BD has some of the most intricate complex equipment / body work out there, but I do feel that their legacy affords them some leeway and latitudes from the judging community that other programs don't necessarily get. Later, Mike
    2 points
  32. Jesus Christ Superstar. My fav Madison show ever. You want crowd response? listen to the last 30 seconds. Epic. (and I try to use that word sparingly)
    2 points
  33. Ah, the entitlement society.... Have fun punching things.
    2 points
  34. 1. Cadets 2. Crown 3. Blue Devils 4. Bluecoats 5. Santa Clara 6. Phantom Regiment 7. Madison 8. Boston Crusaders 9. Cavaliers 10. Blue Knights 11. Blue Stars 12. Spirit of Atlanta
    2 points
  35. A few years ago Madison was in a similar position. They had not seen BK and were on top of Boston. Scores were fairly high for Madison and though they had not seen BK and the western corps I got berated for suggesting that Madison might be in a fight down the road... That was 2011 and BK beat Madison in finals week even though they had been in fire! Now I think Madison is better now, but its not unthinkable to suggest that Boston, Cavies or BK will be competing against Madison down the stretch. People can berate me and others for saying it, but Madison can be beaten. I don't think they'll beat
    2 points
  36. I definitely agree that BD shouldn't be getting any perfect 20s. That can of worms was opened in 2002, though, when the Cavs guard got a perfect 20 for a pretty flawed performance of "Frameworks." Beautifully written show, but man were those flags dirty.
    2 points
  37. Curious to see if Blue Stars can keep closing the gap on Spirit. Also, this is the first full panel for these corps tonight is it not?
    2 points
  38. Justin: Whether you realize it or not you are one of the elitist self-centered G7 supporters who are really causing the demise of the drum corps activity. How? Here is how: by you wanting Crown to arc up (for free) during their warm-up time for your own selfish pleasure instead sitting in the stands supporting all of the corps which are 'performing' their hearts out while Crown warms-up.
    2 points
  39. Where ?? started off around 2 ponts apart and now Madison has increased that spread to almost 5 points .
    2 points
  40. What are you smoking? The Scouts are on fire this year. Probably their best show since 2005.
    2 points
  41. Yeah, clearly you COMPLETELY understand the purpose. It has nothing at all to do with the members or building up pre show hype.
    2 points
  42. I believe that there is most likely judicial precedence that would have established that the flag in question that garnered a response worthy of bringing some sort of court action was indeed first the National Colors, not a representation. In the case of both Troopers and Bluecoats I doubt any court at any level would have allowed such a filing once they saw the "flags" in question. On a side note... I was watching the PGA Grenbrier Classic on TV yesterday and at one point they showed of two ladies sitting on the ground with a small child near them. Both had shirts they were wearing that ap
    2 points
  43. Well a parade is Drum Corps relevant, even if no corps were scheduled. Night of the 3rd Gettysburg was supposed to have their 4th of July Parade thru town. Few hours before the parade, two clods stole a car and took off in town. Had a chase and that ended when they plowed into a house and injured a woman. As for the parade.... The parade had to be cancelled because all the police were looking for one of the clods and none were left for traffic control for the parade. Kinda like the last parade I did which was the Gettysburg Halloween parade. That one was postponed due to a fight at the sq
    2 points
  44. At the last warm-up I took in awhile back, I overheard the "brass warm-up dude" remark to an associate how he wished the corps didn't have to do them. It's all for show. The brass line's been warming up most of the day.
    2 points
  45. I'm indifferent, but I think there's more to DCI than the show. When it's showday, I hop from rehearsal space to rehearsal space listening to different groups. I LOVE IT. I also enjoy before the show seeing them (the hornlines) warming up and playing excerpts. :)
    2 points
  46. I watched Jersey Surf last night no the DCI Fan Network and was eager to see what they were up to. I was disappointed in the lack of clarity in all areas - drill, music, guard, percussion... it is a mess. LOTS of potential that I hope they tap in to.... so I'll hold off my final verdict until later this month. Keep on having a blast Surf (but please, for the love of God, CLEAN IT UP!).
    2 points
  47. It is insulting that DCI doesn't judge Drums early in the season. Its ridiculous.
    2 points
  48. I suppose it runs deeper and longer than the video issue. Every brush with DCI in recent years opens old scabs. A sad point is our kids cannot share their activity experience on YOUTUBE like, say, a gymnast, football player... "Hey, look at me in 2007 marc... hey... it's gone?" It's silly and stupid. A video of the whole show? No. I get it (I have been the DCI-Videographer pass-holding guy at shows in the past for Capital Regiment -- I know those rules). But a 1-minute clip zoomed on one kid so grandma and grandpa can see and cherish? They also removed my clip of Madison in 2007 playing "Wa
    2 points
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