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  1. On 8/11/2020 at 11:32 PM, greg_orangecounty said:

    The Kingsmen folding didn't really affect Drum Corps other than everyone got to move up a spot.  There was a diaspora from Anaheim to Concord, Santa Clara, Freelancers, Bayonne, 2-7, all over.  Yours truly to South Central L.A. (U.S.C).

    One person who moved on from the Kingsmen who had a big impact on another corps was Bobby Hoffman. His move to the Blue Stars in 1975 was instrumental in the Blue Stars jumping from 12th to 5th place in one year. 

  2. 22 hours ago, IllianaLancerContra said:

    This is an outtake from Troopers Hell Bent for Victory movie - contains Brass GE tape from 1979.

    Anyway - Crossmen had beaten Troopers something like 6 times that season.  Troopers beat Crossmen once - when it counted.


    I have never seen video of that prelims show. I wish I could. 

  3. 26 minutes ago, Terri Schehr said:

    I am a Guardsmen alumna.   It was just a rumor floating around, like crazy rumors tended to do back than. 

    Back in the 70s and 80s there was a conspiracy attached to almost every corps. Who made who mad. Which corps instructor was in a relationship with which judge. It went on and on. 

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  4. 3 minutes ago, Terri Schehr said:

    And then North Star moved in finals.

    And interesting rumor about 1980.  There was talk that Guardsmen made finals because the powers-that-be had the strange belief that they had a better chance of survival than Blue Stars.  😳

    Who knows. It was so hot that day in Birmingham and the Blue Stars went on last in prelims, I don't think the show was as good as it could have been. The recaps show it was not one caption that held the Blue Stars back, it was a pretty solid across the board 13th place show. 

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  5. 20 hours ago, Jurassic Lancer said:

    Crossmen 1979.

    Troopers were great in 12th place, but Crossmen should have been somewhere around 8th place.

    I did not see the Troopers prelims show in 1979, but understand it was spectacular. I did see the Crossmen's show from the side of the field and thought they gave a pretty underwhelming performance. Gene Monterastelli seemed to really like the Troopers that day 🙂, which should be no surprise. 

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  6. 18 hours ago, N.E. Brigand said:

    For ease of reference, here's the list (source: From the Pressbox) of all 12th and 13th place corps in the show immediately preceding Finals:

    1980 -- North Star 12th 79.35 -- Troopers 13th 77.05


    1980 was actually North Star 12th 79.35 - Blue Stars 13th 77.05. 

  7. 9 hours ago, oldsoprano said:

    Carla Azar (18:32 on the video above) was in Spirit of Atlanta's snareline back in the late 70s or early 80s, as was Beth Hardcastle Gottlieb (not on the video), who is the percussionist with Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band. Beth's husband, Danny, (founding drummer of the Pat Methany Group) is the set drummer with the Lt. Dan Band.


    Azar is also rumored to be the inspiration for the Jeff Buckley song Last Goodbye. 



  8. 2 hours ago, garfield said:

    Socialized health care.  "Single payer".

    Nuff said.  We're not Italy or Europe and I don't want to be like them.  

    They are not our model.  They are not our necessary outcome.

    I love pasta.


    You realize Italy has more medical resources like ICU beds and breathing assistance devices per capita than the US, right? Overwhelming a healthcare system has nothing to do with having single payer coverage or not. 

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  9. 4 hours ago, xandandl said:

    Re: Given the new video the new admin. has posted on corps' website, is it safe to presume that the Regiment is going to the dogs?

    Good morning, it’s the last Monday of the decade. Make it a good one. (Here’s some puppies to start it off right)

    Decades begin with the year ending in the numeral 1 and finish with a 0, so this is not the last Monday of the decade.