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  1. I remember DCI South Prelims at Legion Field in Birmingham in the '80s. I could feel the heat through the soles of my shoes. That was probably different turf than anyone uses these days.
  2. Wireless mic change Marching Roundtable podcast about mandated frequency changes. Posting this not so much for corps as for band directors and staff who may not be aware of the coming change.
  3. I understand, which is why I specifically mentioned rehearsals in unused exhibit hall space during a down time in the convention season. The new stadium is an indoor stadium.
  4. Las Vegas at the new Raiders stadium. The heat issue was largely dealt with by a DCP'er who actually lives there who pointed out two important factors# 1) The time of year DCI is held is a low point of the convention season, which means 2) Hundreds of thousands of square feet of unused convenrion space which could be used for rehearsals.
  5. WGI news- I see where the entity formerly known ad Pioneer Indoor based in Illinois is coming out as an Open line knowm as Pi Percussion. To the best of my knowledge, this group has no current ties to Pioneer. Meanwhile, there is an A line called Pioneer Indoor based in Milwaukee that has registered. I wish the best to the members of that line, but where are these members going to come from?
  6. A local news outlet published a list of new food offerings for LOS. An asterisk means available in. Suites only. Chicken and waffle sandwich that also has bacon and strawberry jam. Nachos with Indiana-raised duck shredded on top Several vegetarian options Surf and turf kabobs with beef and shrimp* Three foot Italian sub* Pimento mac and cheese bites* fresh baked pies, dip and salads* 'Burger of the Game,' based on each opponent Beer flights and hard seltzer
  7. Have we seen the last of OC? They still have an active webpage.
  8. Posting for a friend who had to leave Indy. Finals ticket available Sec. 140, Row 11, Seat 13. Call or text 214-697-1240 for arrangements.
  9. Still holding out for a successful event in the new Raider crib in Vegas in 2021.
  10. Per Pride of Cincinnati's website, they are taking the 2020 season off and plan to return in 2021.
  11. Yes. That is correct. Two Independent World guards in Indy. And to answer a prior poster, no effect to Blessed Sacrament, unless members from the Boston area are going to fly to Indy every weekend.
  12. My wife has zero marching background. She had no preconceptions. After seeing her first competition, the first thing she said was how much she hated voiceovers. She much preferred hearing the musicians play.
  13. Housing keeps becoming a bigger issue, see Cavies in California right now for example. Hypothetical: Fast forward 5 years. Current trends continue. The sleeping in a gym model dries up, if not completely than enough to impact multiple competitions. Despite best efforts, days before a contest with at least a half dozen world class corps, multiple corps either do not have housing despite best efforts, and/or previously secured housing is lost. Show promoters (perhaps DCI itself) has already spent lots of $. Tickets sold. Cost of hotels for multiple World Class corps and staff would be budget busters, if enough rooms could even be secured on such short notice. The kids have to eat/sleep/practice somewhere, but all options have been exhausted. In this not-so-farfetched scenario, what is the endgame? Cancellation of the event? If enough events are impacted, cancellation of the tour? What? Is there a "perfect storm" scenario in DCI guidelines for cases where housing just cannot be acquired? Where does responsibility fall on DCI vs the event promoter? Just thinking out loud about what tour may be like in a few years if schools, camps, and other adequate housing options cannot be found.