Lead

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Lead last won the day on May 23 2013

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About Lead

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  • Birthday 08/05/1980

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  • Your Favorite Corps
    Madison Scouts, Phantom Regiment, Glassmen, Carolina Crown, Santa Clara Vanguard
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1995 Madison Scouts
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1980, 1995, 1998, 2011
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  1. I don't believe I insinuated that at all. Just saying that if kids were already a BDB or SCVC member who wanted to do a national tour last year, they may have left their 'home' corps to go to PC and tour. Maybe they return 'home' this year, maybe they stay with PC, maybe they move on. Just pondering and positing that it's possible that was a contributor to PC's success last year. Not trying to dump anyone.
  2. I will be VERY interested to see if Pac Crest places as high this year, or if their success was a one-off because BDB and SCVC both did not tour nationally, and therefore lost kids who wanted to go to Finals to Pac Crest, thus strengthening them.
  3. I've always thought that the best Drum Corps have typically come from the areas where high school bands are not as strong. Sometimes the band kids in programs that are competitively successful and doing more drum corps-style shows are basically getting their needs fulfilled through their band program... not to mention the fact that those programs are typically more expensive and drum corps is f****ng expensive nowadays.
  4. The only way to keep something "private" is to not tell anyone in the first place. Once you tell another soul, you have to know it's going to get out... and that was before the internet. People tell people because they want other people to know. Don't fault people for sharing... it's the original person's fault if they shared info.
  5. Exactly. Keep in mind that the more semis corps bring to shows, the more parking lots DCI has to rent/buy, more show staff is needed, and the higher ticket costs go. This is an important component to this discussion and should not be overlooked. I have suggested that DCI shouldn't restrict budgets, but should restrict the amount of semis. Maybe every World Class corps is allowed 3 semis and that's it - no box trucks, no 27' trailers... that would be 'fair.' If the props need to ride with the ramen noodles, so be it... but the cost in the end for the entire activity would be monumentally lower.
  6. I'm just asking (not arguing) - if they "decided to primarily market to the marching music enthusiast" only recently, exactly whom did they market to before that? NFL Fans? Hollywood? ESPN? Seems to me like the activity has pretty much ONLY EVER been able to market to itself, so I'm wondering what the thought process is here is all.
  7. I agree, and I loved them as well (not a MS alumni though). I was referring to the point the OP made about "if we go to a recognizable uniform and crowd-pleasing music, everyone will be happy"... uh, no... while people appreciated it, they aren't happy because the placement was so low.
  8. Pretty sure you're only a dinosaur in DCI years if you act like a complete fool, denouncing everything you see and hear, and generally ####### all over everything on this site and Facebook. Otherwise, you're just a past member. I marched in the late 90s and I've had many people tell me "no way you're a dinosaur," yet I've seen posts from people who marched in 2010/2011ish who certainly qualify as such.
  9. I'll be there! Excited to be in a LOUD stadium!
  10. This is patently false. There is still critique.