Bone-Tone Lord

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  1. A reduced number of performances of watered-down shows with extremely reduced rehearsal time is worse than no season at all. If there can't be a full, normal tour this year, then cancel the season and let the ageouts come back next year. Don't insult them by forcing this sort of substandard production to be all they get.
  2. I heard that some church group took the stadium, but the Alamodome's website only lists events through May, so I can't confirm.
  3. If saying that corps shouldn't abuse their members is considered disparaging, there's a HUGE problem. Arsenal did everything they should have and then some. No reasonable person would interpret that post as anything even objectionable.
  4. Good. Field judges are a visual distraction, a danger to themselves and others, and are unavoidably going to miss aspects of the performance that they really ought to be paying attention to. If you can't tell the difference in execution from the sideline, you can't tell the difference from the stands, and what it sounds like in the stands is what actually matters.
  5. Or that a BD social media intern is about to find themselves out of work.
  6. I rather suspect an internship is about to end. The law is unclear on it. Whatever laws might exist against it are practically unenforceable anyway, so download away. It's what I do whenever someone posts shows I don't have access to yet. Current copyright laws exist pretty much entirely to benefit executives who had nothing to do with actually creating the art they claim as theirs, so I see no reason to obey them.
  7. A lot of plastic horns sound at least okay up close, but they can’t project at all, which is more important here than in any other form of music. Additionally, the plastic valves and slides tend to degrade a lot faster than metal ones.
  8. With both OC finals and the early-season show Cavaliers host there gone, I suspect the issue might be on the venue's side. I'll miss the place. Not only is there a Dairy Queen right next to the stadium, but my corps' housing site had an ice cream vending machine in it (yes, this was in a public school. Michigan City High School students are pretty lucky). I ask for a moment of silence for all the ice cream that will never be eaten this summer.
  9. It would be nice to know the schedule before camps start, but I doubt there'll be any big revelations for my corps beyond maybe more TOC shows. I'm sure if we were doing West Coast, it would have been announced by now, and we did both mini-Western tour (just going to Denver rather than all the way to California) and East Coast/Florida pretty recently. Besides, we're spending a fair amount on new food and equipment trucks, so sticking to a typical Midwestern tour seems like the most financially sound option. As for tour as a whole, the only major change I could see happening would be the Atlant
  10. DCI stopped having shows in Canada because it's become much harder to travel between the US and Canada than it once was. The single biggest change is that before 9/11, passports were not required to travel between the US and Canada. Now, they are, and making sure all 200-ish members, staff, and volunteers that might be on the road with a WC corps have passports is extremely difficult. And that's not even getting into the challenges of hauling all the corps' other stuff- a semi and a box truck full of the corps' actual performance equipment that will take a while for the border guards to inspec
  11. 1. Your proposal would require either doing away with the early-season East Coast/Southeast tour, which includes the only shows in Florida, and completely getting rid of the Midwestern tour save for maybe one week of shows, or extending tour for at least a couple weeks. All the Midwestern and Eastern corps (of which there are a lot more than Western corps- this is why we have the current tour model in the first place) that host shows more than a week prior to San Antonio in the current model would be dealt a serious blow to their finances (both directly through ticket sales and indirectly thro
  12. About #### time. Pio's lack of regard for the health and well-being of its members has been an open secret for years, and more recently multiple members have taken to Reddit to confirm the horror stories and add even more. Even the ones who try to defend the organization actually reveal that it's even worse- there was a guy talking about how great their food program was because only one meal a day had to be purchased from McDonald's by the members rather than provided from the cook truck like every other corps.
  13. Maybe if it wasn’t right during finals week, more corps would participate.
  14. Wait, is it a grass field? That’s so weird. On a separate note, how can it take them 10+ hours to line one field when corps field liners can easily do three with 4-step ticks on the lines in 30-45 minutes?
  15. Corps members generally have their jugs with them up until maybe 20-ish minutes before they step off, and usually either get back to the jugs, get water from show volunteers, get to Gatorades or similar drinks they keep on the buses, get to the cook truck, or some combination thereof within about 20 minutes of leaving the field. Bringing water on the field would accomplish nothing.