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  1. The group is performing during one of the other intermissions - why couldn't it be this one instead?
  2. I think it would be great to have them perform during the break that's part of the Big, Loud, and Live theater broadcast.
  3. One row further up at Mason vs. Hamilton will put you the equivalent of about 8 rows higher viewing angle. The first row at Mason is a good 8-10 feet higher than the field.
  4. A change that DCI needs to implement for World Championship Preliminaries as well.
  5. The drop off in scores is most pronounced for the lowest scoring corps. And both BDB (vs. OC Prelims and OC Finals) and Guardians (vs.OC Finals) had their scores go UP at WC Prelims last year. The drop off also diminished significantly last year - in 2015 the average OC score on Thursday was 93.38% of Tuesday Finals and 93.91% of Monday Prelims - in 2016 those averages improved to 99.10% of Tuesday Finals and 97.61% of Monday Prelims - at 97.5% of their Finals scores, both Spartans and Music City would beat the best score achieved by Cascades this season.
  6. McCarty Street - just south of the stadium. Free - and easy access to I-70 when getting out of the lots is a nightmare.
  7. If most recent scoring order was unchanged in a single competition, Pioneer would be the last qualifier for Open Class Finals if they were added to the Prelims lineup.
  8. Just for fun: 9. 67.350 Guardians -- Oregon, IL 8/2 (-0.300 8/1) 10. 66.100 7th Regiment -- Oregon, IL 8/2 (-1.200 7/30) **. 65.650 Pioneer - Annapolis, MD 8/1 11. 65.450 The Company -- Clifton, NJ 8/3 (-12.000 7/16*) 12. 64.000 Southwind -- Oregon, IL 8/2 (+0.650 7/29) 13. 63.000 Raiders -- Waukesha, WI 8/2 (+2.650 7/30)
  9. Keep in mind that in addition to the differences in the scoring sheets between DCE/DCUK and DCI, this was the first performance by The Company following overseas travel AND their first performance using borrowed equipment.
  10. Typically the prelims order is set by the average of the two scores from Friday and Saturday preceding Championships. For corps that do not perform on one of those dates, the most recent score prior to those shows is used.
  11. Most soloists take off whatever they are wearing on their head anyway, so the winking isn't affected by the corps wearing hats.
  12. I believe your listing should indicate that Heat Wave's season was complete in 12th (after their performance Wednesday and prior to that of Guardians last night).
  13. Thanks for the pictures and report CBD. Interesting note from looking at the pictures - there sure was a lot of red on the field last night. Only Legends lacked the color in uniforms and/or guard flags.
  14. Steph Curry and Kevin Durant are now marching DCI? (You also missed changing the date to 7/10 for the Tri-Cities show.)
  15. My previous experience in Southwest Ohio and in Indiana (two areas with strong interest in HS marching band) - very full theaters with enthusiastic audiences. My experience this year in Eastern North Carolina (not familiar with the local interest, but the closest band I'm familiar with from BOA is over an hour away and local bands haven't done well at state competitions in recent years) - pretty sparse attendance and the only corps that got a strong response was Crown, which had a group of alums in the house. This limited sample seems to support the correlation between a strong HS band presence in the area and interest in the DCI theater experience.
  16. In addition to the data on average age for each corps, some other interesting numbers would be number of years marching DCI and number of years with current corps. I have heard (anecdotally) that BD leads DCI in "rook-outs" - rookies with the corps during their age-out year. It would be interesting to compare reality to perception in the activity.
  17. At least part of the point in garfield's post is that since the NUMBERS for each placement seem to move at the same rate year by year, the SPREAD between any given placements also moves accordingly. If Nth place grows by rate x and (N+1)th place grows by rate y, the spread between Nth and (N+1)th will vary by some ratio of x and y. The only "variable" in this scenario is the identity of the corps in Nth and (N+1)th places.
  18. Maybe the only way to assess these shows against each other is to go back and observe each one using the old tick system. It would be an interesting exercise.
  19. Dark horse pick - Shadow to be the third highest scoring Wisconsin corps in Indianapolis.
  20. If the shirt causes the 2nd place finish, how can you NOT go with Pioneer just to mess with the cosmos?