Gizmit26

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About Gizmit26

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Never Marched
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1996 Phantom Regiment in the rain at Camp Randall Stadium
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  1. It is not available as a one-off event. You have to pay for the month (if still available) or a yearly subscription.
  2. At rehearsal last week, they spent a good deal of time adjusting forms slightly to align with the designs on the tarps. Many discussion were had with specific sections about cheating a drill form towards the red/black border or the edge of the tarp, for example. They also discussed exaggerating their bicycle step as they moved across the tarp boundaries. There are several moves where the drumline is marching diagonally backward across the grass-tarp threshold. These are the moments that seemed particularly concerning to me.
  3. What is Blue Stars balad? posted from the DrumScorps app
  4. Yes, the soundboard operator communicates with one (or several) corps staff in the stands. Due to my seats on an aisle by the box, I sat next to all of these people at the Ankeny show last night. Each had a phone or ipad they were using to communicate in real time with the soundboard operator. A couple even wore headphones, which I assumed were to listen to a feed from the board. I spoke with most of them. They got real quiet and focused once the show started.
  5. Bluecoats have multiple speaker arrays. Flo's TWO smaller mics are generally placed in front of the two primary corps speaker arrays. Bloo does a good job of localizing the soloists sound to the speaker array closest to the soloist -- which may or may not be the speaker array Flo has mic'd.
  6. Runza is not the place to go for the weak-stomached. Ugh.
  7. I think he deserves a plaque outside the stadium like they have at Whitewater for the first DCI Championships. Actually, was watching Vangaurd rehearsal a few years ago before the (then) Waukee, Iowa show. Brandt showed up to check things out and, without the kids knowing, snuck up into the press box. As they were about to begin their run-through, he made his trademark announcement over the corps PA system. There were smiles all around. It was a fun little throwaway moment. I doubt SCV reveals their BIG new changes tonight.
  8. Looks to be a lovely evening for drum corps if the wind stays down. From NOAA: Today -- Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Tonight -- Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Breezy, with a northwest wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Drum corps returns to Ankeny for the first time in over 10 years. The Colts site has a fun write up about the history of the show. Excited to watch this stacked lineup of corps in person along with everyone watching on Flo!
  9. Based on what I saw yesterday, I wouldn't expect it in Ankeny tonight. The corps still seems to have a bit of work to do before it is revealed.
  10. The volunteers travelling with corps said their run through felt like a "completely new show" with all of the little musical and visual changes they've put in the past week. The big change I am referencing will bring clarity to some of the complaints I've read about their visual design this year. The design will all make much more sense.
  11. Was at rehearsal yesterday. Let me say that some BIG changes are being worked on now that will make waves across the drum corps activity. Vanguard for certain.