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  1. This would be an incredibly fast way to kill drum corps.
    5 points
  2. Top 3 for me: 1st by a mile: 2016 - Relentless - I just love everything about this show. Music, visuals, guard, it's just the complete package for me. 2nd: 2009 - The Grass is Always Greener - The little celeste moment.... 3rd: 2017 - It Is - I didn't care for it much at first, but it has grown on me a lot. If it had just a few things tweaked... it could have been so much better. Other bits and pieces I've loved from Crown over the years: - 2008's Candide opening - melted me away in person! - 2007's Wild Horses - 2005's Angel - All of 2013/2014
    2 points
  3. BD wins like they do because they learned how that works. No matter what the rules are or how the activity changes they just know how to do it. THAT will not change until they themselves decide they had enough OR others take over who do not follow the BD formula.
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  4. So long as BD takes the big toy home, I don’t much care. What you or I think doesn’t matter one teensy bit. Ta-ta!
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  5. 2007 - Triple Crown: This was the first time I had gotten to see a live show, at Drums Across the Bluegrass, and the lineup was stellar in my opinion. I got to see Cadets, Phantom, and Crown that year at one show, all will fantastic shows. Crown just blew me away with a fun and energetic show. This will forever be my number one Crown show, and is in my top 5 all time shows. 2009 - The Grass is Always Greener 2016 - Relentless 2013 - e=mc2 2003 - Bellisimo!
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  6. Wasn’t this kinda how things were before DCI and the pageantry leeches dismantled it all?
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  7. To me this is an "old wives tale" kind of thing to say. I see where you are coming from, because a lot of people thought that way back in the day, but in order to beat a defending champion you simply have to score higher. You don't have to decidedly beat them. That is a falsehood. Winning by .1 or 1 is winning. DCI judges do not care what you did the year before. They don't spot BD 5 additional points because they won the previous year. Other corps are not warned that if they wish to beat BD they will have to beat them by 5.1 points in order to get the .1 win. The only thing that ma
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  8. 7 STEPS TO DRUM CORPS RESTART When it's time ... 1. Fold DCI and DCA, form one new national organization that represents everybody, senior and junior corps. 2. The mission statement is to facilitate the formation of as many new corps as possible. 3. Make electronics illegal, to make it cheaper and easier to start new corps. Reduce show length to 9 minutes with a mandatory concert number to make it easier for new corps to compete immediately 4. Divide the country into 8 regions. No corps competes outside their region until finals week. The goal is to get more corps on
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  9. Bwahahah. You're my favorite poster here.
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  10. And most things were a hot mess with corps not having much to say about their own pathways. As far as the pageantry leeches, Who exactly do you mean ? Seems that they were the revered icons which were the ones who decided the pathway to exactly what you see today, the direction that was talked about way back then and how so many things including how people needed to think for the survival of the activity?
    1 point
  11. Crown had execution. Bluecoats had effect. We all know what wins these days...
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  12. So, what you believe is happening is slotting.
    1 point
  13. 1992 was my first year on tour with a drum corps, my rookie year with Glassmen. I had tried out for Bluecoats the previous season, but I only lasted three camps before the ax fell and found me on the outside looking in. Some of my memories: My first drum corps parade in Appleton, Wisconsin, in full uniform. I didn’t know it until the end of the parade when I saw a bank sign show the temperature, but we just marched in 100 degree heat. It must have been a dry heat, I guess! Glassmen passing Bluecoats for the first time in years at the Wyandotte, Michigan show. I swear we stood 6 inche
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  14. Favorites (warning - controversy): 2019 - Beneath the Surface. MAN that brass book! The show was captivating from start to finish, I loved the use of bulgarian music and Caroline Shaw, and they had probably the best ballad of all of 2019. The overall idea of the show was executed super well and the visual side of things was amazing, not to mention they had one of the best percussion lines in their history. Severely underrated show in a year of such competition. 2012 - For the Common Good. This was the first show I ever saw when I heard of DCI. While I never saw a live show until
    1 point
  15. I agree with you on much of this. 1994: Loved Phantom and did not have a problem with them in 3rd, but Cavaliers were amazing. 1995: I can go with you on this too. I thought Cadets would have had the show to win if they cleaned visual, but they were a visual mess until the closer. Great music and all, and their closer was my favorite patriotic ending ever; and Cavaliers were not that good in brass. BD was the only corps to have excellent visual -- and clean visual -- along with killer music. My only problem with BD in 1995 was GE. The show just did not grab me. Cavaliers and Cadets
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  16. It was a political post in a place where I was lead to believe politics are disallowed. Only for certain opinions I suppose. What is most depressing is that this site DCP along with DCI - many or most corps ,,,, will not be allowed to march this year and next if you take what some states are keeping in place. Some here will keep on cheering for a complete shut down, or even a limited shut down. All the while the activity will die with this overreaction. probably in that poll there is one that supports no school next fall, that will do drum corps and marching bands 0 favors. The
    1 point
  17. Hailing from northeast Ohio as I do, it was pretty great on only my second ever Finals attendance, and this time (unlike 2012) in great seats where the sound wasn't horribly distorted, to see the local corps win it all. Total serendipity, since I had arranged to get that ticket well before the season started. That top three was something else. And "Downside Up" was such an entertaining show. I was rooting for it to win. If only Bluecoats' show hadn't been so influential. "Relentless" was executed so well and is more like what drum corps ought to be, in my opinion, and too often abandoned
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  18. what this says is....consistency. BD since 75 has been a machine. SCV has had periods where they were middle of the pack that keep them down lower. Cavies and cadets didn't truly become players til the 80's, giving BD and SCV a 10+ year head start
    1 point
  19. I feel the exact opposite. I thought BD was the best corps in 96, BD was the best corps in 99, and Cavaliers were the best corps in 2000. Of the 3, I feel 2000 was the one that could have legitimately been a tie. Mike Z
    1 point
  20. Full agreement on all of these points. However the list I could make of changes to the Top 3 would be it's own thread, so I will exhibit some rare self-control and (mostly) only focus on corps 4th and below that should have gotten medals. 1994 Cavaliers, bronze - Here's a weird one: Phantom was better visually but Cavaliers were better musically. I love Phantom's super-original show (the only DCI show ever to not have any color) but the Cavies had a great show too, and got hosed by the effect judges. 1995 Blue Devils, gold - I know what I just said, but this is still the most egregi
    1 point
  21. 1992 Santa Clara Vanguard - Early Season. Before all the major changes (sorry, I cannot get the video to embed). -They initially played Sunrise Sunset before replacing it with Chava Ballet. -Note the guard uniforms during the bottle dance. -Traditional Aussies https://youtu.be/sVamazJ_KnM
    1 point
  22. I could be wrong, but I remember hearing that it had something to do with them marching a few people who were aging out that season. I think they let them march until they turned 22 and then had them go home, and DCI didn't like that. Any thoughts? Sorry if that's way wrong...
    1 point
  23. unfortunately we, Nite Express, peaked about a week early and plateaued through Orlando. woefully underscored at Quarters, dropped for ~72's a week before to ~68 on D1 sheets. could've easily been in the hunt for 17. Sadly...shortly after quarters we would find out our fate, financially.
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