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Cappybara last won the day on August 1

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    Phantom Regiment
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    1989 Phantom Regiment
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  1. No one can tell me this isn’t one of the top 10 closers of all time. Absolutely ridiculous levels of musicianship AND drill
  2. Personally I think what she’s doing right now is perfect. She is taking these shows at face value and giving her reactions and newbie perspective. That’s exactly how newcomers to the activity are going to approach these shows too and I think it’s better that they not feel the need to overanalyze everything. It makes the activity more enjoyable
  3. I’m amazed that in 7 years I’ve only been suspended once Actually, I’m amazed I’ve been using DCP for 7 years. Time flies.
  4. I don’t know why it is either. We can only speculate as to why some people are so insistent on removing the term “uniform” from the modern day outfits of DCI performers.
  5. I believe the phrase you're looking for is "fragile masculinity"
  6. If you think most 17-21 year old young men are also clamoring to wear traditional "marching band" uniforms, you're most likely wrong about that too. It's important to remember that marching band and drum corps are a niche activity and that there is still a bit of a social stigma (partially thanks to pop culture) with being associated with marching band (ie. it's not cool, nerdy, etc). Again, as someone still relatively close to that age group, I would much rather wear something like what Bluecoats 2017 did than what Bluecoats 2012 or 2014 did.
  7. I agree in the case of the Bluecoats in 2019, the term uniform is a misnomer and costume is more appropriate. I think uniform AND costume are both valid ways to describe the modern day outfits of the performers. What I am denouncing are the posters who subtly or not-so-subtly use "costume" in a derogatory way, suggesting that the modern day outfits are beneath being called "uniforms." They're not fooling anyone.
  8. From the outside looking in, it seems to me that some people's insistence on using the term costume instead of uniform is an attempt to disparage and discredit the merits and aesthetic value of modern day uniforms. Essentially, they don't like it, so it needs to be given a term that they perceive as more degrading.