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About Sideways

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    Sir Fester
  • Birthday 03/28/1978

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Northern Aurora, Rochester Crusaders, Magic of Orlando, Lakeshoremen
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Blue Devils, Santa Clara Vanguard
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Suncoast Sound 1988
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1993 - epic
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    Triathlons, running, cycling, swimming, cooking, drinking myself to sleep

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  1. I am liking this show description and music selections. I only hope they let the music and visual design stand on its own merits...really needs to avoid the preachy SJW path that "he who shall not be named" would certainly have taken the corps down.
  2. I must be the only person that did not like "Natural Woman" me it felt forced into the same mold that worked for "Everything Must Change" in 2017. That just took away from the effect imho.
  3. Though that Don Ellis book from 1993 is arguably the best brass book to ever hit the field in DCI. They played pretty #### well too!
  4. This is funny...BD was the originator of chop and bob!
  5. Just goes to show that the size of your prop does not matter. It is all in how you use it!
  6. Play the same arrangements from last year, buy a lot black leather and vinyl, and call the show Path of Destruction...
  7. What Jeff said ....more notable than the 2nd finishes in '16 and '18 is BD being shut out of the caption awards for the first times in recent memory. Think you would have to go back to 2005 and "don't forget to write your mother." BD is still excellent across the board and truly an organization without weakness but other groups are stepping in both caption strength and overall design. Talent may not be automatically gravitating towards Concord as much as in the past that sense this may signal a new era in drum corps.
  8. Fun story while I was at Cru (Rochester)....we had a mello/sop player, depended on the year, that would occasionally forget he had a cigarette stuck in his third valve slide while going on the field. Gotta love DCA.
  9. Not playing was usually guaranteed by pulling their mouthpiece before entering the field....or the ever classy plugging it with dirt.
  10. Uniforms that don't make the drill look like a clusterf*#k will be helpful as well. 2017 worked great...2018 looked like they just finished mucking out the beasts cage.