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  1. This isn't the 1980s when DCI influenced WGI and BOA. As of current, it's the other way around. Even if there is a vaccine; I don't think there are going to be too many high schools and sports facilities willing to host a corps or a show. I really hope I'm wrong; but I honestly believe that 2021 isn't going to be all that kind to the drum corps activity. I'll even venture to guess that if there is no season in 2021; there will be some corps going inactive in both DCI and DCA.
  2. I was in the stands and I saw the drummer come running out. After they were done with their performance; the staff yanked him off the field right quick. They all looked pretty p*ssed off.
  3. Glassmen '96 (although I wouldn't include that show in the Top 12. Sorry, not sorry)
  4. What's ultimately going to affect corps ability to tour? Housing, plain and simple. A corps could have everything solid, secure, and sitting in good standing all around; however, if housing is severely limited or non-existent next summer, then even the most successful of organizations are going to be having a rough go of it.
  5. After two shows in: • Reading about how the sky is falling and it will be the death of some corps because they will still be out of finals or possibly falling out... • Scores being too low or too high for some corps... • The annual tour plague has already taken a toll on some corps, already... • The Blue Devils are already poised to be the first place favorite...and they haven't even competed yet.
  6. Wondering if this would be the magical summer where things finally simmer down on the Madison Scouts thread.
  7. I read that, too. Their updated line of drums are far superior to those hideous Remo knock-offs.
  8. 1. The corps that are actively keeping their members engaged with virtual rehearsals will have an edge in regards to music. Guard members that have been offered contracts should be keeping their skills up, as most of them do anyway. 2. The corps that have kept their members engaged with virtual rehearsals and have access to fields for learning drill during the winter when they resume in person camps will have an extra added edge. All of that will mean nothing if the schools say "there is no way we are going to house an organization of over 200+ individuals when we, ourselves, are trying to put things back together without risk." Things are going to be different in 2021 for drum corps and we all need to be realistic in the fact that not all the corps that we have now are going to survive. I really hope I'm wrong; but the reality is the pandemic has really shaken things up.
  9. The Blue Devils Premiers with the Yamaha stickers on them.
  10. This might be an unpopular opinion; but I would rather have the Blue Devils entertain the h**l out of me than win a title.
  11. I remember there was a show in Appleton during second tour and the Velvet Knights were there. They took the field with a skeleton corps as most of the members were on the buses with a severe case of the tour plague. I still remember seeing some of their members walking off the bus covered in blankets and puking.
  12. Blue Stars winning class A-60.
  13. I thought that was always reserved for the Madison Scouts thread...well, the fights part, anyway.
  14. I still think housing is going to be the biggest obstacle for the summer. Even if the coronavirus is near or completely under control come June; I can't imagine too many schools that would want to open their doors for a large group of individuals coming in from another state with some members, staff, and support staff possibly ailing from the tour crud.