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  1. [an entire show theme comes to mind.... a part 2 of that Madison show a few years back mashed up with the Guardian's Radioactive show.
  2. I like this thread because it 'reintroduces' me to some of my favorite shows. Man...Academy. Drum Corpse Bride was seriously lightning in a bottle. The Danse, the xylobones, the uniforms, the gravestones, the closer! And most of all the relationship they'd built with the crowd through the season as they made finals for the first time with what was seriously a crowd favorite.
  3. If this is coming up around design team tables, I sincerely hope someone is there to say, "You know...let's not."
  4. My home church in Indiana was approached by a WGI independent guard for rehearsal space in their gym prior to finals in Dayton. They were desperate for a rehearsal space for finals and looking a full 2 hour and some change drive out from Dayton at that point. The paperwork was done but ultimately, they had to go somewhere else after a day there. The gym at the church doesn't have a traditional hardwood floor but this sort of plasticized snapped together tiles thing. It works fine for basketball but not so great with rifle drops. Even with a protective surface down and tarps, they were
  5. [shako off] In tribute to his Chesterton roots, we stand at attention as the Trojan Guard plays Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
  6. I've got the Drum Corpse Bride shirt. Also done the Wicked Games GUILTY shirt.
  7. This is an epically midwestern 70s Jello dish. I mean sticking radishes and celery in the lime jello is peak stuff.
  8. Passed one in late August that took into Sept to recover from fully. I've lost count of how many I've had through the years. Hard pass.
  9. Band had an 'initiation' during the summer camp. It was generally silly stuff like "dress up your freshman" which, since all the freshmen were getting something, was "sure, I'll wear some goofball stuff!" There'd be a "blindfold people and lead them around" thing at night where would walk trough a big mess of spaghetti and be told it was worms or dumb stuff like that. Then it always ended with a shaving cream fight followed by a hose down. My freshman year we were twice the size of the senior class and the shaving cream fight was basically a revenge victory. I remember getting my 'bunk si
  10. It's a paraphrase but yeah, close enough to the tone of the poster to make the gorge rise in your throat.
  11. Oh I remember this poster. There's something special about saying, "This man is charming, trustworthy, and attempts to smear him as lecherous are just misinterpreting everything. I should know, I could have been his 'other woman'."
  12. My dad said Ft. Wayne bands have gotten the green light to perform at home football games. I know one school doing an 80 member band (they're usually bigger) and spread out stuff on the field.
  13. I wonder how large the tarps rolled out will be of his grinning mug at the end of the lawyers arguments in the civil case. Assuming he designs the arguments and layers them toward finals. I'm thoroughly disgusted
  14. Yeah, I was trying to parse this subject heading too and thinking, "Romeo and Juliet was a good show."
  15. Feels weird reading this about someone I marched with in high school band... But he's a good guy in my experience and hopefully it works out well for him and the Xmen.
  16. Not sure about a hamster ball outright. Madison's Time show with the Kenton numbers had a huge hamster wheel though
  17. I recall an Open Class corps a few years back doing a really nice show about the struggles of working class people and the labor movement. Not sure if it was explicitly a "Labor Day" tribute though. Can't recall who it was. I recall the guard as 'factory kids' who start to organize out of their working conditions and such. Edit to addDid some digging through my files. 2018 Golden Empire - "Hear Our Voice" is the show I'm thinking of. Just rewatched it and yeah, definitely the labor movement here in the story line. I remember this show because it struck me as a theme that wasn'
  18. I loved that show from the moment I saw it live midseason and they hit me with that aggressive opener. The ballad where Boxer dies gets me every time. The whole corps is booking through that show but the guard doing all that with masks on was always impressive too. My one regret is not getting the "Rules" t-shirt for this show!
  19. Yah. Japan has things under control. I imagine this is going to come with restrictions though. i.e. athletes going will need to abide by Japan's restrictions in order to participate. Which shouldn't be a problem but probably will. And i bet it'll be at least a few US delegation violation stories. For those wanting to attend as spectators, I'm betting all standard immigration restrictions will apply. Which will put a big damper on a lot of nations' and particularly the US's ability to travel there.
  20. The Tim and Fred Williams twins reacting to all sorts of genres of music is also super addictive. They do a wide range of styles and their reactions are so earnest. Knowing the 'big moments' of a song before they listen to them and seeing them get hyped even before "the hit" or "the drop" makes you anticipate just how big their response is going to be. It's a similar thing with this gal watching DCI shows. We know the 'big hit' is coming and she's already been geeking on the show and we can't wait to see her when the big moments happen.
  21. If Flo even makes it to 2026. I mean, I ended my subscription but the only things on there other than marching arts were largely high school and some small college sports. And those are pretty much in the same boat at marching arts right now. Where do they get their income to stay afloat? I'd be stunned if they landed anything substantial after the MLS fiascoes when all the teams they'd contracted with actually ENDED using Flo before the season/contract was up and streamed on their websites for the end of that season. They must have some really good talkers going around to real
  22. Alright. Assuming we get shows again . I'd like to see more 'up' shows. I've been a fan of the dark and brooding and weird but I also have really enjoyed the creativity of some of the more 'up' shows we've seen recently. How about a show themed on anime ending with the Totoro theme?
  23. 2000 finals night was my 'return to fandom' after having followed corps in the 80s during my band marching years and then fading way during college as life happened. I would fade away again until 2014 it seemed. My return in 2000 was largely a product of 1) a friend from Madison whose parents went to finals every year rekindled my interest and 2) finals were in my backyard...literally. I believe I've shared this story before but 2000 was a rough year for me with my grandmother passing away on January 1 and the circumstances of her home church staffing meant I ended up needing to be 'the