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  1. Sometimes, as all this gets us worked up, we forget about the behind-the-scenes work--unintentionally of course! The FanNetwork has certainly come a LONG way since it's beta days. I just want to say THANK YOU for what you and your colleagues do. Keep us alumni plugged-in to where our hearts are, despite being hundreds of miles away.
  2. If this is true, that is one of the coolest things I've heard. Love me some inter-corps unity!!
  3. They played right on that line of intensity the entire show. Had me worried occasionally if they'd go too far, but once they hit the company front in the ballad it was just gravy out to the end. Congratulations Crossmen!! Your alumni are probably setting things in fire right now! Haha. I know I would be!
  4. All 4 GE judges had them above Blue Stars. I would concede percussion--which has been shaky for them all year--but color guard has been one of their strengths. I was surprised to see that there was a whole point spread between the two. I didn't see the performance, so it could have been a rough night for them?
  5. If you're going to hang your hat on that ONE show to prove their ranking, then you need to admit that they got a gift at Allentown. The last section of their show was "I just learned this today" dirty, visually; which is OK if it was, but I'd need confirmation that. However, I don't feel that they were judged as such. Maybe the judges were watching the birds LOL
  6. and it's stuff like THIS that we need on the FanNetwork
  7. CALM. DOWN. We get it. Don't need to draw party lines...
  8. Tell the kid from Colts Anyhow, I think it's worth noting that the Crossmen kid has been pretty lights-out all year. Good to the point where you don't even think about him hitting everything ... and you can't say that about all of them. He doesn't use a mic, they don't put him in front of the pit, and he marches while doing it!! There's a few players in top 5 corps that have taken WEEKS to tune some of their exposed moments, or find their confidence with it (and they're standing still, too!!). One of the few screamers I've felt "comfortable" listening to since the early 97-04 BD guys. Keep it up, stud!!
  9. It seems to me that they pushed the design repertoire ahead of where the members are at ability-wise. There are moments where I see them popping through, but more so of them being "pulled along" for the ride.
  10. No. (Relieved ... I thought this was another BD thread.)
  11. I don't think there's a point in BD's show that will get the same audience reaction that the "fight club" scene got. Coincidentally, the shows that BD were doing during that time are among my favorites all-time for them. (Especially 2000)
  12. I didn't see me justifying anything. What I did see was you call PAYING DRUM CORPS SUPPORTERS "spoiled babies". I didn't make any commentary on achievement or placement, I'm just calling you out for being an arse. It's as simple as this: Crown has the formula the majority of drum corps fans want to see do well, while BD is monopolizing a style that most cannot connect with or make sense of. Now, if you're not going to accept that SOME PEOPLE ON THIS PLANET will disagree with your viewpoint, maybe the USA isn't for you.