tommytimp

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About tommytimp

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Knights 1983-88
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Knights, Phantom, Blue Devils, Kilts, SCV
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Phantom 1978, Knights 1985
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1985
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  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois, U-S-Ayyyyyy

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  1. How about not using stupid "Show titles" that have no meaning in a linear sense and just playing a show that kicks everyone's ###?
  2. Look how spread out around the country they are. I've never worked at a non-profit or served on a board, but is that common? That sounds like an invitation to the left hand not knowing what the right is doing, all jokes aside.
  3. I'd vote for my corps, but no. Illiana Lancers, every year. They were tiny and analog but they just let it fly and teed it high. Their energy and support for each other was great every single time.
  4. So what happened in 1975? Just kidding. I always like to ask anyway.
  5. Yes, we got shafted in 1983. That was my rookie season so I can't speak for what happened in 82, but the rumor finger has always pointed to wanting to personally punish some staffers. 83 was not quite the same, but there were politics going on with other corps, and we were left out because we were expendable. We hadn't been a finalist so it wasn't too jaw-dropping when we didn't make it. That said, and even though we didn't improve as much as we should have on 2nd tour, I will say to my dying day that we should have finished 9th at least. Bcs some of the corps that made it in that year were absolutely terrible.
  6. Phantom's Stravinsky medley in 1978, Jeremiah from Garlfield in 1985, and T.O. from BD in 1982.
  7. Swampscott (North Stah), Revere (Lancahs), and Boston (BAC) are all within about 12 miles of each other, and Malden, home of the Diplomats, is in there as well.
  8. I've been saying for a wile now that this is all a push for BOA and WGI to take DCI and morph it into BOA Summer Division or somethng stupid like that. Good for Bando$ and their parent$, I guess, and the instructors and arrangers who get phat paid off those bandos.
  9. I have them on Beta and dubbed to VHS. My dad bought them for me on Beta as a birthday present since that was my rookie season. I have all 25, from Garfield to Pride of Cincinnati. Whether I can FIND them is another story.
  10. I wish you'd all stop talking about me this way. It wasn't me. I was only 9 and I didn't march until 1983. (When we beat Cavies in every DCM show, at least.)
  11. SOME SAY there was a bargain made with the two bottom-finishers at Finals in 82 to clean up in 83 or you're out. (Doesn't really hold water.) SOME SAY there were certain Geneseo staffers who were not well-liked by the judges. SOME SAY it was simply a matter of the corps peaking too soon. Some say a lot, don't they?
  12. Supposedly, the merger between the QCK and EK was only supposed to last 1 season, as there were logistical and creative problems from the start. I remember talking to an EK staffer on the phone about it at the time, and he wasn't particularly complimentary about the IL contribution. The show that resulted was MOR anyway. The corps was "The Knights" until 1988 when we moved base of operations from the town of Geneseo to Bettendorf, IA, which was one of the Quad Cities, hence the name change. 88 was the last year we made Top 25. Bringing the corps onto and then off the field for that Semifinals show was one of the proudest moments of my life. We made up over 40 points that summer. We hasd the longest continuous Associate streak in DCI that decade, 1981 thru 88.
  13. Phantom 1996, absolutely top of the list. Garfield 1985. Suncoast 1984 (I know, I KNOW)