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  1. Gotta go with 92. Moving Funny to the closer, along with the drum break, were really what moved it past 91. Both years were tremendous, though.
  2. Seriously, if this is the only thing you can think of to post, don't bother. We'll all be better off!
  3. Favorites: 1988-Still get chills listening to this version of Malagueña 1995-Intense from beginning to end 1992-Didn't really think so at the time, but I now put the closer up there as one of my favorites. HM: 1981-At one time I would have called this my favorite 1999-Great arrangement of Jesus Christ Superstar Least favorite: 2009-Why????? 2014-Just didn't feel the quiet ending 1989-Slaughter just dragged on and on
  4. Usually, I check on speedtest.net prior to each show just to see what I'm getting so I have an idea of what to expect. Last night, prior to logging in for DeKalb, I was getting 43 Mbps with a wireless connection from my router.
  5. Ah, excellent point. I don't use the app either, just the website and use HDMI from my laptop to TV. No issues.
  6. I guess I don't know what to tell you then. All I know is that my streaming was flawless last night. Additionally, I also started with the DeKalb show and then switched to DATR and had no issues after switching, unlike what some others have mentioned. I just have a hard time thinking this is a Flo issue, otherwise everyone would be experiencing the same, or at least very similar, experiences. Considering all the negative comments about FloMarching coming into the season, I've been very satisfied with the streams-other than the less than stellar camera angle switches with muliti-cam.
  7. Well, to be honest, I think you've pretty much defined the problem. If you're on DSL and trying to run through your phone to another device, you can't be getting more than about 3 or 4 Mbps download speed (just guessing) and that would be nowhere near enough to be able to stream this without buffering. I would venture to say you'd need to be downloading at a speed of at least 15 to 20 Mbps to get a reliable stream. I used to be in the same boat with the old Fan Network until I got a new cable connection that gave me 60 Mbps. Since then, I've never had any streaming issues.
  8. All I can say is that I've now watched 3 separate events and have had ZERO buffering issues. I use a laptop on a wireless connection connected to my TV with HDMI cable and a connection speed typically around 40Mbps. If you're getting buffering, it's either your browser's cache, your connection speed, or an issue with your ISP. If the issue were with Flo, then everyone would be having the issue.
  9. I have to admit that I still have some mixed feelings about this show. After my first viewing, I was feeling kind of, 'meh' about it, but after the Minnesota viewing, I was much more impressed, however, I'll admit I'm not exactly enamored with the music choices. The closer, however, still leaves me with a bit of the 'meh' feeling though. Not to sound like I'm trolling, but I am curious as to how tesmusic is viewing this year's production. He has been one of the Scouts most ardent supporters and defenders on this forum, yet has remained virtually silent over this year's show. I would be interested in his honest assessment of what is going on here. I'm a long-time fan and follower of the Scouts and would love to see them contend for a title once more, but I'm not sure this direction is necessarily going to get them there. We can only wait and see.
  10. Exactly! Unfortunately, much of the music being performed now is intended for the judges and those with a far more extensive musical background than the average fan. I realize the competitive element has pushed the activity more to the visual and away from the music, but it continues to get worse. It seems the music has become more of a background soundtrack while the guard has become the "show."
  11. Unfortunately, that sounds rather ominous.
  12. Ah, I think I saw that as well. Thanks.
  13. Just curious if anyone knows any of the tech specs required for the Flomarching streaming. Just got a new LG smart TV not too long ago and wondered if I'd be able to stream using the browser, or if I'll still need to hook up my laptop to the TV.
  14. True, I like 91 as well; just prefer the use of Funny as the closer in 92. Both were very entertaining.
  15. No problem. Glad to help. I love the entire collection and watch them often. Funny you would ask about the 92 show...while I've watched and listened to it from time to time, recently it has become one of my favorite Madison shows.
  16. Go to madisongear.com. You can by DVDs for years 74-80, 81-87, and 88-94.
  17. Record for Indy maybe, but not all time. I believe 1982 in Montreal is the record with Finals attendance of nearly 40,000.
  18. Why? To be honest, the number of shows offered and number of outstanding shows by the corps this year, as far as I'm concerned it was $99 well spent. Would I have liked on demand playback....sure. But I'd like a million $$$$$ too, but I'm not going to get that either. Some people just can't be satisfied with anything.
  19. Have to agree with Fred here. I purchased the $99 package as soon as it was available, and after checking the "More Info" to see what was specifically included, it was very clear that the final 15 of the prelims was not included and in the theater only. If you didn't see it, it's your own fault.
  20. Ok, here's a little lesson for those of you that seem to be incapable of finding information on a website. Here's the subscription information for the Finals package- Select Subscription 2015 DCI Live! World Championship Bundle -... $79.95 Onetime Payment More Info Have an access code Right below the Sign Up button is a link "More Info." If you took any initiative at all and clicked on the link, you would see the following- 2015 DCI Live! World Championship Bundle - $79.95 Best Value! Onetime Payment $79.95 2015 DCI Live! World Championship Bundle - $79.95 3 days of World Championship events including the Prelims*, Semifinals and Finals Bundle costs less than a value-priced ticket for each event! *Prelims webcast includes only the first 25 competing corps prior to the start of the Big, Loud & Live cinema event in movie theaters nationwide Don't know about the rest of you, but I think it's pretty clear that you WILL NOT SEE the corps that are part of BL&L. You're Welcome!
  21. While it's true that it wouldn't really be possible to notify individual users, a simple post on the Facebook page or madisonscouts.org would most certainly been possible. A simple explanation that the app was being pulled, and the reason for it, would have sufficed. It would good enough when they originally announced the availability of the app. A simple courtesy to those who purchased the app would have been appreciated, that's all.
  22. Thanks for the response. I suspected that was most likely the case. This issue is just going to continue to be more problematic in the future. Too bad.
  23. So, does anybody know what happened to the Madison Scouts app? I can no longer get it to open, and when I tried to reinstall, I get a message that the app is no longer available. If Madison was going to pull the app, it would have been nice to have let people know, especially since people paid for it.
  24. This is spot on! This thread has almost become pathetic in terms of the whining by some, and then the call-outs by others. I get that some may not like the show; that's fine. For those that do like it, that's fine, too. Just stop acting like a bunch of 5 year olds (and that might be an insult to some 5 year olds). I'll start right out and say that I never marched Scouts (marched a small corps in MI) but have been a huge fan since the first time I saw them in 1976. Over that period of time there have been very few shows that, at least on some level, I didn't like. I have to say that this year's show leaves me a bit underwhelmed. Overall, I love the music, but I just think they've tried to cram too much in, and just when you start to get into one of the numbers, it's over and they're on to the next. Other than the T-bone feature and the trumpet solo at the end (I'll touch on that more later) nothing memorable. Visually, they're just sort of....meh. Again, nothing special, or particularly memorable. If you don't agree, take a look at some of the video this year and the crowd reactions. I just don't see the spontaneous standing Os that the Scouts normally get. Granted, I am just going by YouTube and Fan Network since I haven't been able to see them live this year, but I've always noticed the crowd responses in the past. Now, that gets me to the ending. I LOVE the soloist and he's done a tremendous job; unfortunately, it just doesn't feel like the right way to end this show. Speaking only for myself, it just feels like.........................exactly-like there should be more. I realize that things change, but the idea of the Scouts walking off the field to mild, almost "golf clap" applause just doesn't feel right. Like I said at the beginning, there's nothing wrong with having different views on this show, and like others, when I heard the original announcement I expected something different. But that's okay-everyone's entitled to their own opinion. But it's time to get off all this other crap!
  25. Very true. I forgot about all the squatting and shaking the rest of the corps do while playing. Most of it looks completely rididulous. Unfortunately, for some reason the judging community seems to think this crap is part of the visual package, and the more a corps does, the more they like it, apparently. This supposedly demonstrates the MMs ability to do more than one thing at a time. Today's DCI prefers brass players to wiggle their butts around while playing, as opposed to the days when brass players would lean back and let 'er rip. The wiggling and squatting just doesn't do it for me.