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  1. I admit I haven't seen it yet - it's on DVR - busy week. But without watching a single bit of footage, without my own little criticisms of how they did or didn't include this or that, I want to say, unequivocally, that this exposure HAS TO BE GOOD for the activity. Huge positive.
    4 points
  2. HULU is amazing. I spend the extra bucks a month to get rid of the ads and add Showtime. So worth it.
    2 points
  3. I'm going to crack up if everyone comes out wearing white jump suits next season, and only Bluecoats choose to wear a traditional uniform.
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  4. The show got a .04 rating among 18-49s. It did a little bit better in the 35-64 age group. No time for analysis, but it did better than Everyone Hates Chris repeats, at least. This is all "same day" viewing. Remains to be seen if there is a lift in "delayed" viewing.
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  5. If I can get my hands on the numbers, I'll let everyone know.
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  6. saw this on FB and had to share... For the past, present, and future Crown brass members....
    2 points
  7. Just received my annual email confirming my DCI Friends membership - in the email it was stated: The 2016 Blu-Rays, DVD’s and CD’s should be ready to order around the middle of November, just in time for holiday gift giving.
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  8. i think they're making a show about people, using the activity as the medium. i don't think its meant to be a drum corps documentary, but instead reality tv, showing memberships struggles with adversity in a format similar to Friday Night tykes or Dance Moms, or even Deadliest Catch. relationships and struggles. the activity is superfluous. I don't think we are going to see much music or performances.
    2 points
  9. Overnights are released at 4PM ET to Nielsen subscribers (e.g. The network and ad agencies). There is a website called TV By the Numbers that releases cable ratings, but they only get the top rated shows. You can look to see if it made the list. I watched the "hourlong" version and i took more away from it than seeing just the one segment and was able to connect a little bit more to it. (Full disclosure: I did watch the Facebook thing on my iPhone and the screen was covered with floating hearts) As others said, the relative disarray of the Cadets show development is communicated pretty we
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  10. Well, someone posted about PR in the Staff merri-go-round thread so I thought I might as well create the topic for next year's corps. Do you think there will be any staff changes? What type of music do you think they should take on?
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  11. What are some shows that aren't heralded as "great, memorable shows" that you guys love? My personal choice is Madison 95.
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  13. Same. They get a bunch of shows I watch right after they're on and with my schedule I can't really watch live. Including this one.
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  14. A lot of what you post is laughable The CG captain - there's a lot of context. They inferred some of it. Some of it is understandably private. That's why they "walked out and came back" -- CONTEXT that you're unaware of Cadets actually have 22 titles. BD has an amazing 17 during the DCI era. Cadets are one of the historically most efficient and best designed corps there is. You seem to base all your statements on the past 7 years or so. No other organization come competitively close to these 2. That's why they are featured. Cavaliers come close - and folks here were writing them off last yea
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  16. Lee's a great guy and knows how to get a drum line clean. Those #### Maple Leaf jerseys though....
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  17. What is the average rating for a show on that network? Do they have any shows that break a one or even a to share?
    1 point
  18. Ouch. This doesn't sound good. Who's Chris and why does everyone hate him?
    1 point
  19. Needs to be "Much More Serious about the content." ARE Y O U SERIOUS!? Try watching this with a open heart and open mind. The time, talent, treasure and diversity found in this incredible tribute and expose of our activity is quite serious. I agree I'd love to see this become an annual "series".
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  20. Hearing George talk on the show design sounds eerily similar to the designer commentary included in the DCI dvds from the Jethro Tull show.
    1 point
  21. Okay, so I'm old and going hard of hearing. I watch TV with Closed Captioning turned on. I was benignly watching the "Prom" segment when the caption said "rhythmic squeaking ". There are a couple of people in a dorm hallway quietly listening at a door where "rhythmic squeaking" can be heard. I thought I'd share that.
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  22. I'm surprised you can type after all your autograph signing!
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  23. No doubt working with Hopkins takes a mental toll, no matter the success. Frankly I'm surprised the core peeps stick around as long as they do. I always assumed they were paid well enough to make it worthwhile lol. But everyone has limits.
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  24. riiiiiight. because they have time for that. its not the first time someone has been able to take a couple days away for various reasons. it happens. we don't know the full terms he left on, or how long he was gone, or what terms he came back on. but it does happen. I've seen it.
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  25. I think it's WAY too early to become a Debbie-Downer about the show, the content, or the direction. Let it build. It's absolutely most likely that those of us on the "inside" will be the most critical. Therefore, it makes all the sense in the world for us to restrain ourselves from becoming too negative. One never knows who might overhear - or read - the negative vibes and be turned off. My Mom taught me that everyone gets the benefit of the doubt the first time. This is the first, so give it time.
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  26. give it time. other episodes to follow.
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  27. I was hoping you'd respond. Thanks for the info!
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  28. We spoke it up at band practices over the past few weeks, and also posted it on our FB page.
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  29. I've certainly noticed some high school band directors post promos for the show on their bands' Facebook pages over the past couple weeks.
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  30. weight with potential members? i know what you're saying. but had you even heard of KP or MT before all this blew up? yes "insiders" knew who they were. and Indiana kids knew them. but a huge percentage of kids who marched Crownguard had no idea who MT or KP were before they went there. so i don't see it affecting recruiting much. if you're talking about judges -- who knows? weight certainly didn't win them very many Zingali's. personally i think half dont know or dont care and the other half knows very well who Team 2017 is. brass caption head seem to get a little more press -
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  31. No doubt it is great for the activity, but especially if it leads to a 2017 series that is much more serious about the content.
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  32. Because of the low budget nature of the pilot, the fact that there is no background footage on any of the characters or corps is a major problem and downfall for the show. Personally, I would have spent a good 15 minutes learning about BD and Cadets from a historic standpoint, letting Scott and George talk about what makes their respective organizations different and unique. Without that, you just don't have a clue about the stakes. Also, personally, the fact that they are clearly ignoring ALL of the other corps is really sad to me. I saw a Bluecoats T shirt on a MM last night...and that's li
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  33. There are still a lot of band kids who grew up idolizing Cadets. Does the experience match their expectations? For some, clearly, yes. For others, no, but that's true everywhere. This is a tough gig. Expectations are so high at almost every WC corps.
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  34. if they DON'T get around to discussing the rest of the field, isn't it going to be a surprise when 'by the way, these corps we've discussing as the Main Players in the Field didn't win!' though the first hour is too soon to introduce the 'competitive rival,' I suppose. When did Coats pass the Devils in scoring the first time this year? E4 may be a good place for 'hey we lost, we're so used to winning this is awful!'
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  35. I hope you are wrong. Otherwise this is going to get old really fast for the insiders, and irrelevant to the outsiders. They have gone way out of their way to position drum corps as something amazingly difficult, and if they don't explain why that is, all the conflict is irrelevant. I've never fished the arctic, but I get a ###### good idea of what the context is for the conflict watching Deadliest Catch. The environment is the main character in that show.
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  36. Since instructors actually talk to the judges, I think they'd be in a position to know. Because, you know, they'd actually talk to them. In fact, if the spread in a caption is fairly consistent, then you have a night where the electronic balance is bad, then you hear the judge comment about it on the tape, and then the spread dramatically changes (or you suddenly flip positions with a competitor in that caption) , I think you have pretty solid evidence the balance mattered without even talking to a judge. Your theory that only judges know whether balance affects a score is absurd
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  37. Investments. Specifically, the 'm' is used in the fixed income (bond) market.
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  38. about it being made for outsiders, I'd wonder if the non-initiated would have a grasp of what the product is. they TELL a few dozen times how extreme it is, but they only show a few seconds of final product. I get the challenges about putting show clips longer than a few seconds on TV, but will people unfamiliar with DCI have any grasp of the extent of the final product? hopefully they get to that before ep 8. the lack of a 'what is drum corps' during e1 told me that the show was for those already familiar. a minute of DCI by the numbers would have been helpful, I figure. If anybody has pres
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  39. This part was interesting. My wife, who is not a drum corps person, commented, "It looks like he just didn't want to have to go through camp, and just wanted to come back when it was time to start performing." On the other hand, it did give a chance for the Cadets staff to seem empathetic towards the individual, as up to that point in the episode, they seemed very much "we are the staff, you are the members, do as we say." Where as BD was portrayed as a collective group effort, of staff and members working together to create the best product for the field. On another note, maybe I just mis
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  40. I mean, technically, if the proposed idea failed, they'd be stranded somewhere in Minnesota.....
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  41. And that attitude and fortitude will certainly be one of the qualities that allows you to succeed in life in general. But, what one learns with age and experience is to measure the risks and take those with the highest potential return. Perhaps you should exercise what drum corps taught you by becoming a show host. After all, more shows in more areas of the state will expose the activity to more people, creating demand, and performance opportunities for corps, and profit for all - hopefully. The contract can easily cost $25m. Housing - 7 corps require 7 schools, each with minimum requirem
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  42. I got to watch for free via the Fuse App on my iPad. BTW. interesting on episode 2 the members of The Cadets struggled to explain the show concept. Really hard to sell a program when the performers don't quite get the show. The results spoke for themselves. Like the previous 2 seasons, talent had to overcome show concept.
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  43. Ghee..how many corps would love to suck that bad.
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  44. In Drum Corps I learned how to strive to do things that are risky and hard. Do I always succeed? No. But I can at the very least know I gave it my all, and fought the good fight. And that is a lesson I learned from Corps.
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  45. I think one of the downsides of the episode length is a lot of stuff falls by the wayside. It would be nice to have some information on what they are actually competing in and for. I thought the first episode was okay, but I'd like to see a few more to make a true judgment. I suspect drum corps fans will be able to follow it better than non-fans and read between the lines, but I'm concerned about what non-fans will take away. Whether something is scripted or non-scripted, an important thing is getting viewers involved in a journey. Even a good documentary takes you on a journey. You foll
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  46. In the interest of ideas, here's one more that I've kicked around for a while now (this one won't be as detailed as my last post). The bullets break out the basic premise: The country is divided into five regions (see map below). All corps start in the same location (most likely Indy, but doesn't have to be). DCI would facilitate spring training sites in the designated region. The Tour Preview Show follows the same format as quarter finals (including movie theater showings), with corps performing in placement order from the previous year. All corps immediately move into one of the five chose
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  47. while geographically this makes a lot of sense, how does it fit into the DCI's very successful strategy of offsetting DCI finals gross attendance with 4 weekends of "indy preview" regionals and 7 "finals preview" TOC shows. if you're going to split the tour like that, TOCs are essentially erased from the schedule after SAT. and the regionals no longer offer the chance for fans to see all the corps. this strategy has worked extremely well for overall ticket sales.
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  48. I'm not going to get specific - but some of these folks can GO. A lot of ego departing IMO. It isn't a bad thing :) Change makes people nervous. I certainly hope everyone is happy in their new roles and locations.
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  49. Cool video, and thanks for the link. I know the guards today are just fantastic. Hugely talented and expressive. Still, there's something about seeing those old guards - stiff, high marching, uniform, aiming for universal precision, dressed to match the rest of the corps, smile-less. Yes, it's nostalgic. Looks good, though, if for no other reason than it is something noticeably different from what's common today. And for some reason - maybe deep psychological problems I don't understand – I just cringe at so much Broadway smiling in guards today.
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  50. Probably because I was just listening to it, but Phantom Regiment 1993 comes to mind. It gets a little lost in the conversation after Star and Cadets, but man that is a beautiful show.
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