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  1. 14 points
    A slight from DCI against the TOC corps? Might I suggest that the very existence of TOC is a slight against the entire activity as a whole.
  2. 6 points
    I'm 100% positive that BDB was not spitting. They clapped. I was on the field. You, my sadly mistaken friend, are the one who is classless.
  3. 4 points
    Didn't see this thread started and since I know the kids read this, I think they deserve it! What a cool show! :thumbup:/> Congrats to BDB and Genesis placing 2nd and 3rd respectively also! Congrats to the rest of the Open Class Field, thanks for the wonderful 2013 season!! Looking forward to 2014 :smile:/>
  4. 4 points
    I've been reading (and occasionally) posting to DCP for several years now. This is not the first "forum" of this type that I have participated in over the years, on a number of topics. I have NEVER seen such consistent MEANNESS in any forum other than DCP. There seems to be a huge number of nasty posts, which range from showing a lack of respect to outright cruelty to a previous poster. Sometime I gasp out loud when I read some of these mean comments. I just can't believe that people are so nasty, much less that they are willing to put it into writing in a medium where it will never completely disappear. What is it about this forum that brings out such lack of common courtesy? such downright rudeness? such nastiness? Don't tell me it's because it's a competitive activity and that people have a lot of passion for it. Other activities are just as competitive, and inspire just as much passion as drum corps, and the fans don't attack each other. Just because I'm a (Fill in the Blank) fan doesn't mean it's okay for me to totally slam someone else just because they like (Not "Fill in the Blank"). I'm passionate about my college team but I don't consider our rival's fans EVIL, and I don't say nasty things about them just because they happen to like a different university than I do. I just don't get it. . . I just wish we could all respect each other, and feel free to discuss our opinions without the fear of being personally attacked. (I fully expect people will respond with comments that say I am wasting DCP bandwidth with this topic, that I'm an idiot, that I'm naïve, that I obviously haven't ever been on another forum, etc. I think that's sad. . . )
  5. 4 points
    I think the question should be 'Does DCI scoring work?'
  6. 4 points
    RAMD wasn't completely bad. I found my lovely bride there. Garry in Chicago (at the in-laws)
  7. 4 points
    I'll hold my tongue about BDB. Vanguard is a class act, always has been, and way to go V cadets! You deserve this win! Maybe it's an all around Vanguard year!
  8. 4 points
    Like anything, it's a tradeoff. If you average 3 panels, you won't have any one judge calling the champion or distorting the outcome too far. On the other hand, you'll never again have a Phantom 2008 or SCV 1999 where a red-hot finals performance takes a championship. You can also easily get a situation (as happens all the time with caption trophies) where the winner is mathematically inevitable after semis. Given how exciting it was to be there in 1996 or 1999 or 2008, I'd prefer that finals alone decides the winner. If you're really worried about That One Judge, I think it'd be reasonable to double all the captions for finals rather than just GE.
  9. 4 points
    The winner of the 2013 DCI World Championship has already been decided and it is without a doubt the Troopers. They may not even get to perform on Saturday night, but what they have brought back to DCI with this years show has won over so many new fans as well as helped keep some old timers around that in my book they are the real champions no matter what placement they get. Congratulations to the members and staff of the Troopers for a job well done!
  10. 4 points
    And the results are in! The wining post of the dumbest thing on DCP goes too……………….. “Santa Clara's Flag Code Disrespect”
  11. 3 points
    Bucs 92.80 Cabs 89.55 C2 86.50 Fusion 85.75 Bush 83.50 Sabers 81.10 Sun 78.00 I dont think Bucs will be as far ahead as some say. No way C2 passes Cabs. Fusion will close on C2 a little. Bush hanging in there. Sabers get back on track a little. Sun makes a nice jump after 2 weeks.
  12. 3 points
    The guard community would presumably include a sea of judges... who've had BD's guard on top at the majority of competitions since 2009. So who do you mean?
  13. 3 points
    Good grief!!!! The response from BDStaffAlum is not anywhere close to being homophobic; it was just a comment about the excessive, crazy, and silliness concerning the overdone movements on the field. Want proof? Webster's Dictionary definition of 'Fruity': relating to, made with, or resembling fruit; having the flavor or aroma of ripe fruit; extremely effective, interesting, or enjoyable; sweet or sentimental especially to excess; crazy, silly. The bold represents what many consider is being performed on the DCI field, and nowhere does Webster's indicate the word is to be considered effeminate or less-than-masculine. By the way; what flavor is your hat?
  14. 3 points
    I would change how judges are recruited. We need to bring in a lot more music professionals, not just music educators. Music educators are important, to be sure, but not when there is an overabundance of them judging. We need folks who have written, produced, and performed in non-drum corps productions. People with Broadway, Las Vegas, and touring shows. Theme park musicians. Military band guys. Rock musicians. Session guys. Professional dancers and choreographers. If we could reduce the music educators and "drum corps guys" to about 50% of the judging pool, it would go a LONG way towards rebuilding the activity as a whole.
  15. 3 points
    My son and I went to our first ever DCI event this year (Allentown) and we were completely blown away with the awesomeness of it. Beforehand, I thought that would get sick of "marching band" music (I know they're not marching bands) but we sat through 2 days with 10-12 groups each day and at the end of it, I wanted more. I have never been more entertained by a show than I was by what I saw and heard at Allentown. I don't have a history with DCI so I can't comment about the changes that have happened but I know what they're putting out now is absolutely terrific. They people around me in the stands seemed to enjoy it quite a bit too. And in any case, if you don't like what you're seeing: don't complain loudly during the performances!!! No one came to hear your negative comments, we came to watch the show! (we had a loud guy behind us on Saturday complaining nonstop during performances about what he didn't like - and he didn't like a LOT of things).
  16. 3 points
    The French guys are going to be offended - declare war on SCV - and surrender. Still a non-issue.
  17. 3 points
    "Hmm, what non-issue can I ##### about today?"
  18. 2 points
    DCI FB is a work in progress. It's almost doubled in size over the past year, which makes catching things sometimes difficult. We're working on it. (But I was as surprised as anyone to see that attaching your real name to your posts really makes no difference in the civility of conversation as compared to over here.) Mike DCP FB Cat Herder
  19. 2 points
    1. Slot corps. 2. Juggle numbers accordingly. :devil:/>
  20. 2 points
    So FWIW, I'm actually French, and not the least bit offended by it. I took some family and friends visiting from Marseille to the Allentown show so they could see it. I think it's safe to say we all enjoyed SCV's performance, and didn't find their use of the faux Tricolore disrepectful.
  21. 2 points
    You expected the tenderness and wonder of Crown's show to be matched by a show based on "Rite of Spring"...? I guess I just don't think the comparison is particularly fair... It isn't really taking each show -- to say nothing of their source music -- on its own terms. And at the end of the day, what's the endpoint of this line of thinking? If our expectation is "emotions" = "feeling good," and a corps is dealing with source material clearly meant to make us feel the opposite of good -- which is still a feeling -- are we saying a corps shouldn't use that music? Or that they shouldn't use it unless they resolve it emotionally? Sounds lame, to me.
  22. 2 points
    My Prediction: 1. Blue Devils 2. Carolina Crown 2. Santa Clara Vanguard (I think they'll make a big push to tie Crown) 4. Cadets 5. Bluecoats 6. Phantom Regiment 7. Cavaliers 8. Boston Crusaders 9. Madison Scouts 10. Blue Knights 11. Blue Stars 12. Spirit of Atlanta What I want to happen: 1. Carolina Crown 2. Santa Clara Vanguard 3. Cadets 4. Blue Devils 5. Phantom Regiment 6. Bluecoats 7. Madison Scouts 8. Boston Crusaders 9. Cavaliers 10. Blue Knights 11. Spirit of Atlanta 12. Crossmen
  23. 2 points
    I dont think C2 will pass Cabs this weekend .... They cant fill all the remaining holes with the DCI kids until next weekend since DCI Championships are this weekend ( kinda hard to be in two places at once )
  24. 2 points
    in the past -- when I used to look at the stats - participation is highest July & August and the week following finals it drops very low in September/October (about half) and then climbs slightly in November around first camps December/January used to be the slowest activity months of all - then a slow, steady climb to June (about 65% of peak) Finals week (back in the day) DCP regular has tens of thousands of visits and loads a ton of page views / similar in stats to DCI.org MOST users NEVER post - in fact in the past some 70% never registered for a free membership - and even when they did more than half didn't post a single time About 10% of the active members represented 95% of the posts Jeff Ream is the most active member overall When I used to own DCP we did a survey at a couple local shows - about 40% had heard of DCP and 30% used it "regularly" -- higher than we thought at the time Hope this helps, G.
  25. 2 points
    Electronics I can pretty much handle... to a point. Get rid of the "thunderous goo" and doubling the brass, (e.g., the bottom end), and I'll be fine, but get rid of the mic'd vox and/or samples.
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