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  1. Everyone. (Ron and his whole staff) Ron is retiring for now...the rest are changing teams together.
  2. Can we agree that results would include winning at least 1 show in a year? 2017 was the first time since 1979 The Cadets did not win a single show. Not one. The Blue Stars won a show last year, and the Mandarins won two. The Cadets, none. It's a return to an era this corps should have forgotten permanently. Sad face
  3. I wonder who's his audience. He's always trying to convince someone. We can never tell if it's himself or someone else. Maybe sleep is rehearsal for death and the Internet is rehearsal for getting therapy.
  4. This HAS to go in our "best comments" thread! Somebody find an admin.
  5. 2 answers: 1. I should amend this to say critique ends the night before Atlanta for all World Class corps. Open Class corps have critique until they get to Michigan City. 2. Every year DCI sends out an email about how critique ends on [Date]. It includes lots of rules about not talking to judges, not texting or calling friend-judges, how to give feedback of someone talks to a judge illegally, etc.
  6. The last critique is the night before Atlanta. Atlanta to the end is no critique.
  7. You mean RainBeat? NotBeat? That event has around a 40% cancel rate historically. Sometimes for lightening, other times rain. Doesn't matter if it's the old Irmo event, Veterans Memorial, Rock Hill District Stadium, or WFU. That's an unreasonable weekend to be outside in the Carolinas. That said, it ran perfectly this year.
  8. Bump. If you skipped to the last post (as we all do) please read from the beginning. This thread is a must read for those wondering about the health of the activity. It's a bit of a read, but not that long of you skip the color commentary and stick to the figures.
  9. If he spills the beans he won't have as much attention. Let's just keep in mind what all this is really about.
  10. Perhaps this all is just an amazing long game and The Power of 10 show is a ten year slow grind to 10th place, at which point the 2015 corps will be retroactively declared champions. That would ironically be their 11th title, ruining the 10 motive and they would then be stripped of that very title.
  11. Well that's vague. You could judge Effect for dci with comments that nonspecific.
  12. You said the evil word, "TIE." I know they'll let 2-11 tie, but I'm pretty sure they won't let there be a tie for 1st place. Does anyone know the current procedure for breaking a tie in a final score?
  13. Do corps not do ripples to get their horns up any more?
  14. I was not a fan of The Cadets this season. I was disappointed in the staff, frustrated for the members, and scared for the activity. I watched them tonight and FINALLY became a fan again. I'm glad to stand corrected. They came late to the party, but at least they're here. But the designers should still be flogged for not having a much better process. "Trust the process," George says. I'll trust it when you have one. If there were actually a trustworthy process they would've employed it far sooner. What we saw this season was trial and error, not the execution of a well crafted plan. Performers and audiences alike deserve better than to watch you try to decide what a show is going to be. The members should be proud of themselves. They persevered through a poorly planned season and still fought to be genuine in a risky context. The show will be fine in the end. But the designers should be ashamed for squandering so many performance opportunities by being unprepared. I'm honestly shocked that the team that couldn't decide what to do for months and months came up with anything as cohesive as last night's production. Perhaps it was Michael Lentz, maybe there was a last minute epiphany, or sometimes that blind squirrel just finds a nut. The faithful were rewarded. The fallen were pardoned. But I can't bring myself to forgive the sins of those who should've done better. Anyway, I'm glad the fans and members got what they want in the end. Thus ends this sermon. Go in peace.
  15. First time since 1979 The Cadets didn't win a single show. Also, Cadets may break the record for longest show title announcement ever! Possibly the highest brass caption score for blue stars ever. Highest placement ever for Mandarins, even if it's not in finals. Possibly the highest placement and/or score for an open class corps. (Recognizing the accomplishments of Magic 2002, of course. But that was definitely an exception. Also, they were Div. II) Surely this will be the most speakers and microphones in finals ever.