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  1. Can't understand the vitriol one here..Clearly, older people , regardless of political affiliation, belief system or cultural mores, are in the higher risk category for #### near everything ..That caution and prudence be looked at from perspectives ignoring these facts is troubling..Having had covid, I know I don't want it again, so if your locale is covid free congrats!..and if your age reduces your risk factors, again congrats!..I understand the desire to return to normal..Question is: What will the NEW normal be for EVERYBODY including drum corps enthusiasts?
    6 points
  2. It surprises me how these threads devolve in to the same thing over and over again with the same old characters. Well, sometime Skevinp decides he has a little bark too. Maybe "surprise" might be a little strong. In before the close.
    5 points
  3. 5 points
  4. Mike, brought up my dissenting thoughts in another thread but will repeat here. Full article has 150 million people (40% of population) fully vaccinated by end of April. Also 10-25% cases reported means 4 to 10 times the number of cases than reported. Both seem optimistic to me but I’m no expert. Finally the 70% drop totally ignores that this is comparing to the horrible spike we had due to holiday travel. So was 70% drop due things being so much better now or due to how horrible things were 6 weeks ago. Key point to me yet not mentioned at all. I do hope what is reported comes true
    5 points
  5. Although much is unknown about what the state of COVID will be in the late spring and summer, one thing is certain: most schools will not allow a large group of out-of-town young adults to rehearse or sleep in their gym. Hard stop. Many schools aren't even allowing in-district activities to take place. Anyone who thinks that this summer can happen, even in a modified form, is dreaming. I absolutely love Drum Corps I'm on also on a school board. I would not support or allow any drum corps to use our facilities. The risk, although much less than the past year, is still too high.
    5 points
  6. I am now a part of the vaccine corps at my school, and am administering vaccines at vaccination events. There is a big concerted effort to get more individuals to administer it! I'm not a nurse, im just a student in professional school so organizations are finding ways to expand the number of people administering this vaccine after receiving training.
    4 points
  7. Just got my second dose of the Moderna vaccine at Gillette Stadium no less. Saw someone waiting in line wearing a Crusaders Senior t-shirt, or what looked like a Crusaders Senior t-shirt. At least one marcher and one fan are fully vaccinated. Bring on 2021!😃
    4 points
  8. he's not the only one that has made them only to back track later.
    4 points
  9. No wonder the country is circling the drain.
    4 points
  10. This way of thinking is getting old.......
    4 points
  11. i gotta be honest being able to avoid some people and say its the government telling me to do so has appeal
    4 points
  12. I call it kabuki theater. We’re down to 2.8% positivity rate and it’s lower every day in Illinois. We have all the variants here and they’re having no impact. It will be a year March 16th since we were locked down in Illinois. The problem with quarantines is that no one knows how to end them.
    4 points
  13. given the conditions on the ground, here's the outside the box option people should consider... with the goalposts continuing to be pushed back, it's ####### stupid to try. while in the minds of many in drum corps risk is worth it even if execution is lacking, it's not usually with the risk of serious illness or death for not just the performers, staff, volunteers and even spectators. to add to it, thinking back to the 30 page manifesto on what the protocols are that corps have to follow...who's gonna pay for all that? DCI isn't a major league sports franchise with tril
    4 points
  14. I'm really disappointed with people using the term "negative" regarding opinions based on everything that has happened during this pandemic. How about this, turn off the human condition regarding illness and death and then we might not be so "negative." I guarantee you that there are more people on this forum affected by what is/has been going on than are indicating so. Will the half-million mark of deaths in the US as a result of this convince others? Oh my, I'm being negative.
    4 points
  15. It's quite something when we look back on a show that we didn't like/weren't enamored with/didn't respect and suddenly find so much good in the performance. This is on YouTube. I didn't give this show the respect it deserved. Now I listen to it and think how much I like it. What shows have you felt the same about? I love the Dracula part of the music.
    4 points
  16. 4 points
  17. I see - I completely get what your saying. At the same time, yikes. (and I know you weren't saying that it's all figured out by any stretch). I just want the predators out of the activity.
    4 points
  18. That’s disgusting. She sexually assaulted you and people were probably laughing It off. And with the mindset as it is, probably treating it differently because you were a young man. I’ve read about young men being sexually assaulted by their woman teachers and people saying such vile things as “what is he complaining about?” Men or women being assaulted is no different and should be treated the same.
    4 points
  19. For real. The dead can’t hurt you. It’s the living you better worry about. I know. I worked at a funeral home for 11 years.
    4 points
  20. Nadolny has done more good for this activity than many corps directors have
    4 points
  21. 54 pages and counting of the NZ girl reaction videos. She has found her audience.
    3 points
  22. first find schools willing to let outside groups in period
    3 points
  23. I see any attempt to do anything even remotely close to drum corps how we are used to it being financially destructive in order to follow the protocols, housing, insurance etc demands...and medical costs.
    3 points
  24. I also think it’s possible, if not probable, that a significant number of young people will not have access to the vaccine in time. My wife is high risk, and she has been told it will still be months for her, so it seems reasonable that a lot of young people will have to wait a good bit longer. And even if they turn out to get it in time, they won’t know they will until it happens, which makes it harder to commit, plan, and so forth. If even this is possible, I honestly think it would make sense to replace the current notion of Indy in person with something virtual that aggregates l
    3 points
  25. There really is no surprise. Even when things get civilized, the passive-aggressiveness eventually shows.
    3 points
  26. If I am one of the people this is directed at: how is questioning information in a report “attacking”. I don’t expect everyone to agree with me but fed up with people twisting my words and meanings
    3 points
  27. Good news gets dumped on here, nothing new. Fauci changes his mind everyday.
    3 points
  28. Some people will pay a lot of money for that sort of thing.
    3 points
  29. Optimism is discouraged. We'll have none of that. If this strain doesn't get us there will be another from South Africa, South America, South Dakota, or Poughkeepsie. Masks forever.
    3 points
  30. I’m not interested in spending money in such a sterile vanilla place as Indy let alone this event! But interested to see if face diapers will be required to be worn in the oil can.
    3 points
  31. For that type of show, why travel? Why not just have every corps make a quality video of a local performance? Then DCI compiles them into a “show” and streams it, keeping interest alive, recouping some money, etc. Each show might be attended if the corps so chooses, at a good size stadium where people can stay distant, and where (if they march) you can get a good high cam.
    3 points
  32. Which is why a few corps decided to not engage in the futility of delusional people.
    3 points
  33. I really hope that DCI has some metrics decided on that need to be in place by some date, or the season doesn't happen. And how do they announce it - by doing it as soon as they know they need to. Bad news in February or March will be far more palatable than if it is 1 June & they nope out of the event. A fundamental rule of mine is "Bad News Ages Poorly"
    3 points
  34. One item glossed over is that the CDC makes that statement with the requirement that all guidelines are being met. For lots of school buildings, the ventilation/filtration requirements are not in place, given the ages of buildings and budget restraints on replacing ventilation systems. I hope to see in-person schools as much as anyone, but i have not subbed this school year up to now. I will re-evaluate myself after my second vaccine shot on 3/9, plus 2 or 3 weeks after that....meaning possibly April, if then.
    3 points
  35. After I said that, this morning he got an email from Hines VA saying that he could make an appointment for the Pfizer vaccine.
    3 points
  36. Funny how I never tired of the the giant bowl of truffles on the conference room table...I felt like Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors...."Feed Me!"
    3 points
  37. Is it just me or is hosting an event like this that attracts 40k people just a tad bit irresponsible at this time?
    3 points
  38. I worked for Mars inc for 7 years in the 80's. Going to the plants at the M&M Mars division was always delicious, smelled heavenly, and fattening. Going to the Kal Kan petfood plants was, well, not quite as delicious (unless you were a cat or dog), smelled like the other direction from heaven, and not fattening at all to humans. 😀
    3 points
  39. The problem is not just with the pageantry leeches, but also within the general membership too. I’ve even seen fans ogling performers. Reminded me of the Little Miss Sunshine movie!
    3 points
  40. Wanting to stay alive sometimes has a strange effect on human behavior.
    3 points
  41. There will be resistance! Teacher Unions don’t appear to be in a hurry to work a full day anytime soon.
    3 points
  42. Oh man... my days with DCA's Sunrisers, the women in our guard would dismantle any offender before any of us guys could jump in. LOL. We had some seriously tough-as-nails NYC-area ladies. I was afraid of more people in our guard than I was with the rest of the corps combined.
    3 points
  43. Is this the same 'cheerleading world' that wants to expand into Drum Corps?
    3 points
  44. 3 points
  45. There are many times when I refuse to read the comments. They are most often from people who have no clue about what other people go through in their lives and who feel the need to comment. Throughout my life I've met people who were victims and mostly from their family. I had a friend in the '80s who had very abrasive opinions on many things. If you listen closely you see patterns. We got closer and I eventually asked her. "Did something happen in your childhood that made you feel this way?" The answer... "yes." Her father abused her as a child. We are talkin
    3 points
  46. If that other country lets them in...
    3 points
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