MadScout80

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About MadScout80

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    Minneapolis, MN
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    2018 Madison Scouts Mardi Gras Parade
    2014-15 Minne-Brass
    2014 Madison Scouts Macy's Parade
    2006 Madison Alumni Reunion Corps
    1997-99 Minnesota Brass
    1979-81 Madison Scouts
    1976-78 Blue Knights (St. Paul, MN)

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  1. MadScout80

    10 More Years in Indy

    I've been to Indy 4-5 times now and never tire of biking/walking around the city (several cool neighborhoods like Mass Ave and Fountain Square and more), the many fine dining options, the museums, Capital/historic monuments. I find plenty to do every time I come. But how much time do you really have anyway? There are always several music/arts events every night that I wish I COULD attend, but there is drum corps to watch. My mindset is I'm there to see drum corps. It isn't my only vacation (guess I'm lucky). When I go somewhere interesting then I want to have time to actually do what's interesting!
  2. MadScout80

    Madison Scouts 2018

    I know many alums who don't post here that support the corps regardless of placement. I truly think it's the majority. DCP is a pretty small view of the real world out there. My experience at alumni events is very different than the tone of this thread. In the big picture the organization is as strong as ever (my opinion), and continuing to teach life lessons. Go Scouts!
  3. MadScout80

    NightBEAT - July 29, 2018

    Mellos could stagger that breath better. Can hear too many drop out each time the corps chords come in.
  4. MadScout80

    Modern brass books

    I'm only attending Thursday and Saturday in Indy. Adding Friday would push me over my notes limit for the week.
  5. MadScout80

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    What does Splooie mean?
  6. MadScout80

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    I came up from the theater room and my wife had grilled me a steak for the break! https://www.dropbox.com/s/5wsio6eckhdg6dt/2018-07-21 19.06.06.jpg?dl=0
  7. MadScout80

    Madison Scouts 2018

    But to a Blue Star alum who marched in the 60s or 70s and was used to being a contender it must have felt a lot like Madison alumni have been feeling now for years. Remember Blue Stars from 72-79 were the only corps to have made top 12 every year of DCI. Don't see how leaving the upper echelon for two decades wasn't a drop.
  8. MadScout80

    Madison Scouts 2018

    Not many corps have been as high for so long as Madison and then fallen as low as they have in the internet age. Wonder what the Blue Stars alumni thread would have looked like in the 80s and 90s. Is that the most comparable drop? Spirit maybe? Although Spirit wasn't as high for as long in late 70s early 80s. Cadets in 70s? I was thinking Cavaliers in 70s, but their down years were relatively short lived in hindsight.
  9. Yesterday there were four on StubHub in Section 240 for $200 apiece. They didn't last long!
  10. MadScout80

    Madison Scouts 2018

    The vocal alumni are the vast minority if you consider the total alumni pool. I think most alumni are way more tolerant of down years, down decades even. I think most alumni see the artistic experience and life lessons that the kids are getting is more similar than different to what its always been, and that is what matters. It's their turn now, we had our day. All these corps beating us for the first time deserve it, and my hats off to them.
  11. MadScout80

    2018 DCI Finals

    Check out the Fountain Square neighborhood. Brewpubs, coffee shops, antiques, record stores line Virginia Ave between Fountain Square and downtown. Live music in the bars. Little known gem of the city I discovered last year. And a fine (haute cuisine) restaurant is Milktooth, especially for brunch. There are several fine restaurants on Virginia come to think of it. Much better than downtown or gentrified Mass Ave imho.
  12. MadScout80

    St Louis, MO - July 15, 2018

    When I heard Carpenter's I loved them! But that was really only 2 times. What was the rest of the music?
  13. MadScout80

    Minneapolis, MN - July 7, 2018

    Moscow Mule from Holiday Inn streaming hotel WiFi. Perfect stream so far.
  14. MadScout80

    How do seat numbers run at Lucas Oil Stadium?

    Thanks! -MadCorno