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chaddyt last won the day on May 5 2016

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    Cadets, Phantom, Cavies, BD
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    Cadets: 93, 98, 00, 05, 11. PR: 08, 96. BD: 94, 03, 13, 14, 15. Crown: 07, 09, 13, 15. Bloo: 09, 14, 15, 16
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  1. From an organizational standpoint, I think this announcement is about as good as it could get for the Cadets. They were in desperate need of some 'names' and stability and April, Jay, and Jeff certainly provide that. Add in what appear to be some heavier hitters from other corps and I think the 2020 members can go into next season a bit more reassured. From a competitive standpoint, I think we'll have to wait and see. Design is name of the game now, and that is something many of these folks excelled in... back in the 90s. And while I would love to see a return to that type of drum corps, 9th place groups don't get to dictate the course of the activity. They're going to need to do more than just zag to get back into medal contention. All that said.... I'm excited to see them 2020 and a bit more content knowing some of these folks have "come home".
  2. Which I think most people understand. However, it doesn't explain Flo's suggested "fix" during the broadcast to try and watch using a browser instead of the app since the same ISP is supplying both.
  3. That makes sense. Simply say that in the statement then. These non-specific generalizations they announce online and over the PA system do nothing except create further frustration for the fans. If DCI is going to continue to allow the use of props and tarps, then they simply need to find another venue. I've gone to this show three years in a row now, and only in 2016 did the turf planets align to allow all corps to do their full show. I fully understand that rain-outs can occur in outdoor venues, and that's a risk I'm willing to take with my dollars. What I'm not prepared to do is to make sure I have a Flo subscription so I can eyeball the size, weight, and movement of all the performing corps' props ahead of time and weigh that against a month-long rain analysis leading up to the Chester show to determine if the field is too moist (yes, I said 'moist'... twice now) for a full performance before spending an additional tank of gas, tolls, and 4 hours round trip drive to the venue. Which is a shame because the seats are comfy and they have beer.
  4. This statement makes no sense. I was at the show. No clue what weather they were talking about. I’m assuming the turf may have taken on some rain earlier in the day, but there was no change in the weather from when Cavies ended and Boston was supposed to start. Crossmen and Cavies both had props on the field and moved.... The stadium is awesome but it appears as though the grass turf kept within its walls is made of rare, delicate, expensive blades found only in the purest windswept prairies of the world and is not to by touched by mere mortals. If DCI is going to continue its relationship with Talen, it would be nice to know exactly what their field stipulations and rules are so the fans forking over hundreds of dollars can better determine if they want to risk the chance of coming to see a standstill on a dry, mild, breezy evening again. Or they can simply change their refund policy.
  5. After seeing SCV's props, I'm really glad the Chester field is natural turf and doesn't allow corps to use them.
  6. Did Crown plug their woofer directly into Flo’s audio feed? This is the most egregious thunderous goo I’ve heard in years.
  7. First time finally seeing BAC (what Flo managed to broadcast anyway). Rocky section takes me out of the show but that sound and guard are nuts.
  8. Anyone else getting an internal error 500 when posting in this thread?
  9. I haven't seen their show announcement yet, but they'll be 3rd this year.
  10. I think it's a reasonably safe assumption that, being first or second every year for the past 12 years, BD is a safe bet for being the corps to beat. Regardless of when in the off-season the statement is made. On top of simply giving me a reason to post (corps news had been quiet up until recently), their show announcement, for me, just reinforces the fact that no current top 12 corps has a better handle on their identity and strengths than the Blue Devils. Absolutely ludicrous and completely laughable, I know. 🙄