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  1. Agree. Particularly their performance in Memphis on July 8, just hours after Jim's death.
    7 points
  2. Any 1980 Spirit of Atlanta performance from 8 July onward.
    5 points
  3. Dr. Larry Nassar carried a bible into court every day. Just sayin’.
    5 points
  4. I have several in mind - I'll start this off with Madison Scouts 1993 in the pouring rain in Jackson - WOW! https://youtu.be/eXl1yFHM_hA
    4 points
  5. That show was SOOOO good. I remember thinking how phenomenally good their feet were considering the conditions. I would have been flat footed as could be. But not Madison...toes to the sky all the way. I don't think I could pick a better one in regards to performance. I will say that another one that makes my hair stand on end every single time is 2010 PR. It is still, IMHO, one of the most underrated shows score/placement wise that I've ever seen. And the kick stop / horn snap on that last sustain.........even for a drummer, it gets me every time.
    4 points
  6. "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others." Nassar could have left his newly looking bible back in his cell.
    4 points
  7. I think the year was 1976.. around that year anyway. A relatively new and rising Drum Corps in DCI at the time, the North Star of Massachusetts, were getting some terrific scores for themselves on tour out in the midwest, and were excited knowing they were heading back to Massachusetts to compete in the World Open Championships in Lynn Ma, just a few miles away from the Corps home base. But on the way home, they had an equipment truck carrying their instruments, unis catch fire, and much of their uniforms, instruments burnt to a crisp and destroyed. No one was injured in the fire ( thank
    3 points
  8. I’ll go with 2-7 at 1980 DCI East, beating Blue Devils to set up the showdown at DCI Finals.
    3 points
  9. The question there is how free people are to share what they may know. Somebody may have inside knowledge, but they may not be at liberty to share it publicly and may actually be exposing themselves to legal liability if they disclose it. especially if they're not supposed to have that information in the first place (ie it's classified, subject to an NDA, etc.). For instance, here's a theoretical situation. Suppose DCI plans to take particular actions against a corps that would result in them not being allowed to participate in competitions, losing membership status, etc. A person learns
    3 points
  10. Overly pretentious obtuse social justice show themes being developed in order to pontificate to the underclass sitting in the stands buying the tickets that pay the costs for this activity.
    3 points
  11. it's not kicking the can down the road...it's do what we want or you stay suspended
    2 points
  12. Good info along those same lines if someone lied for a buddy on a personal reference and a crime occurred aa result is that person liable? Say they worked at the same place in the past and it was no secret (press) why they were let go and they conveniently forget that in the reference. Or that they know they are part of an elaborate scheme that includes scrubbing the internet? Is the person who altered their online persona committing a crime since their objective is to continue tortious abuse of kids?
    2 points
  13. 1980 FINALS NIGHT... SPIRIT. The thread can end with this year and corps. They were amazing that night. Totally ON FIRE!
    2 points
  14. From what I was told, following the 1996 season an audit request was made to the IRS against VK concerning classifying drum corps staff members as Contractors. The IRS apparently determined that the staff members were employees, rather than contractors, for a number of reasons including staff lack of independence in work scheduling and the use of organizational work materials instead of personally owned materials. The IRS also apparently determined that not only was the corps responsible for paying federal taxes and medicare costs for that year, but also for several previous years, plus penalt
    2 points
  15. Could derail totally with Western vs Eastern Pa speak as was in college in Western PA. Town of coal mines, Christmas tree farms and Jimmy Stewart’s statue. And since I lived in the middle I got sucked in to referee. “Jim is it soda (east) or pop (West)?” “It’s soda pop so shut the ... up and leave me alone”. And dub, “redd up your room” is a foreign term out there. Back to topic at least today internet exposes kids to different cultures before they see them real life. Hope it helps them to be me tolerate of differences.
    2 points
  16. That would have been a great show for VK (RIP) to do. "42...Life, the Universe and Everything." See, I mentioned VK so now it's drum corps specific. I win at life.
    2 points
  17. I find it a sad / pathetic read. Why does he think anyone cares about his thoughts? Why is he posting this? He must have this need for affirmation. Well, that train left the station, Hop. If you want to be out there publicly, the only appropriate thing to post is apologies to all you have mistreated over the years. Go look it up. I think it’s one of the 12 steps.
    2 points
  18. Go for it T4J. Many of us might find your information interesting. Thanks
    1 point
  19. I've been working on a personal project to track the best horn lines through the years, Finals only (if you can't do it Saturday night, it doesn't matter to me). I combine the placements for all brass captions and score them by lowest average placement. I've gotten from 1972 through 2003. If anyone is interested, I'll post some of the best stuff I've gleaned so far.
    1 point
  20. Boston 2000 finals. top 5 first time, they started the live broadcast....in the East, the last time a crowd really did the Conquest grunts. Look at the video...end of the ballad...tears everywhere.
    1 point
  21. Good grief; it appears that in MY utopian (draconian) world I left a few things out.Like the glass & dishwasher manufacturers, who could have made softer and cooler glass. Then lets on forget the person who drank the bourbon they provided the means to molest. Then the Jack Daniels Company for dirtying the glass in the first place. The Bar owner who served the drink and my date for being a big dork.
    1 point
  22. Good grief; it appears that in your utopian (draconian) world you would be elated if the dishwasher at the bar, who washed the bourbon glass of a drunk guy who killed a child, was also charged as an accessory to thel crime!
    1 point
  23. So many. Two that come to mind on the DCI side: 1982 Blue Devils at the Bayonne, NJ, show. They were absolutely, positively on fire that night. All cylinders. 1995 Madison Scouts at the Giants Stadium show in NJ. I was the PA announcer that night... field level, 50-yard line.... and holy mackerel, I think the Scouts' final power push in "Malaga" left a negative flashprint of me on the stadium wall. An unbelievably high-energy performance.
    1 point
  24. Who needs a poncho? I just put on my CV bucket hat.
    1 point
  25. Seen live? Phantom Regiment 2008 on finals night. Nothing else I've seen comes anywhere close.
    1 point
  26. Yep, and the question will be whether they decide to take further action regarding Pioneer at this point or kick the can further down the road.
    1 point
  27. Right. I saw the rain. Just curious about the view from behind an umbrella person. Maybe I should assume good drum corps fans had things worked out.
    1 point
  28. Those involved with the original Velvet Knights and their demise most certainly know the difference between Contractor and Employee!
    1 point
  29. No it does not. My question is being a contractor to OC, can they sue him for damage to their brand? In-house employees are handled differently usually fired. Companies sue contracters for damage often.
    1 point
  30. This about somes it up, get this a lot from the wife and now here at DCP but it's all good.
    1 point
  31. SCV 1999 at finals...that was a completely different corps at finals compared to the rest of the season.
    1 point
  32. It really depends on two factors in no particular order: 1. What is your age? and / or 2. How big of a dork are you? I personally am proud to say that I fit well into both categories as I'm on the back side of my 40's (47 today in fact,) AAAANNNNDDDDDD I'm a HUGE dork.
    1 point
  33. 2019 Januals Meeting Trailer it's nothing but fun.
    1 point
  34. And DCI looking for answers in this mess they must feel like they are looking for the ultimate answer... Wonder how many dcpers are wondering what the heck we're talking about lol
    1 point
  35. Valid point. I think it very much varies by industry. In mine, I would generically say that we "police" the contractors a bit more and the fines are certainly heavier if they miss something that's laid out in the contract. We're pretty much hands off until something goes to #### and then I suddenly get 642 emails (probably because 641 people felt it necessary to hit "replay all.") But all liability is shared.
    1 point
  36. Now you guys had me watch the movie last night. “Thanks For All The Fish” done corps style would be nice. DM dressed as Zaphod would work for VK.
    1 point
  37. Actually it's "Yinz are from Picksburg, ain't yinz?"
    1 point
  38. No, Dad said it was before me too
    1 point
  39. Well, when God comes knockin' at your cell, er… door....at least he might have answered....
    1 point
  40. Maybe they want RB to be in charge like Beeblebrox was President of the Galaxy, to take attention away from the real people in charge while he does and says stupid things. "Roman's just zis guy!"
    1 point
  41. Make sure we focus on drum corps here, and not Life, the Universe and Everything.
    1 point
  42. 1 point
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