Jurassic Lancer

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  1. Digital screens? Is that all? Didn’t Tarpon Springs already do that? If I recall correctly, a screen would fail from time to time.
  2. @Smug Trumpet Guy … your screen name … isn’t that redundant? (Pssst … I’m a trumpet guy, too.)
  3. I have no idea what they have in mind, but for some reason, I can’t wait!
  4. Thanks for the heads-up! I’ll bring a spare gasket.
  5. So you are saying the Zingali era … which really puts into perspective how short his active influence was … but was there any greater visual innovator? Yes, he worked with the 27th color guard and Quasar prior to 1979, but it was 1979 that he took took over the visual show in Revere, and 1991 was his Magnum Opus at Star. What an era!
  6. Interesting to no one except me, two of my old girlfriends were in that corps. My girlfriend from high school (lead soprano) and my girlfriend from 1979 Lancers (keyboard).
  7. And apparently it is confusing to you that I believe drum corps continues to get better all the time (given your reaction to my previous post). You are entitled to your opinion that synthesizers ruined drum corp for you and I am entitled to mine. I am not at all confused by your opinion and have no need to use the confused emoji. In any case, I hope that clears up your confusion.
  8. You know it’s a great year when the top two corps can say to the other, “Yeah, you had an awesome show.” Boston was incredible, too (my 2nd favorite BAC show). And then there was BD’s bass drum drug dealing drama. 2000 was a great year.
  9. As of now, the 2010s. I have enjoyed every decade of drum corps since the 1970s, and each decade gets better than the previous one for me. I expect that the 2020s will be my next favorite decade soon enough.
  10. I think you suggested that he undergo a certain surgical procedure, perhaps without anesthesia. And I think Terri suggested that the procedure be more extensive.
  11. And props are bad, unless they are good or good, unless they are bad.
  12. But honestly, the topics are related in a kind of weird way, but it veered in a crazy direction. I think Poppy was right in saying this tortured fork in the road should be it’s own thread. As for crocodiles and flying roaches … you are in your own.
  13. Yeah, I have to give you “props” for that! 😂
  14. But I thought this was the decline of drum corps and who is to blame thread.
  15. Actually, We have heard a myriad of reasons for the drop-off in corps population, many have been expounded upon in this very thread. These and other reasons have been discussed endlessly through the years on DCP. There has been poor management in every era and effective management, too, but times, they are a changin’ and will keep on changing.
  16. As much as I am excited for “In the Heights,” I haven’t seen or heard it yet. But even so, I am notoriously bad with lyrics. I hum a lot. Thanks.
  17. No, Tekky. And thanking someone for their service is never tacky.
  18. I am excited about “In the Heights,” but I’m not sure what that has to do with “ @ the Top of the World.” I do like Blue Stars’ visual program, so whatever their show is, I will probably like it.
  19. Yeah, I have all those shows on BluRay and have a pretty enviable AV system (actually two systems). I have heard interviews and podcasts about all these shows, so sorry, I’m going to pass on this one. I would watch it if it was a PBS special. I already pledge.
  20. There are too many to name, and I hate to be that guy who trashes a show that the members did the best they could, with what they were given, but the point is that props by themselves are not inherently bad or unimaginative. It all depends on if they are truly integral to the designers’ plan (and if it is a good plan) and how they are executed.
  21. Or … are props another tool that when done well, greatly enhances a program (e.g., Ghostlight, Babylon, Down Side Up).
  22. Because Cavies are still competitive as all male. If Madison had been top six in recent years, they would still be all male.
  23. Thoughts that have crossed my mind since yesterday: 1) Is it any wonder why Bluecoats haven’t announced their show until the last minute until this year? 2) Perhaps some of our esteemed posters would have preferred that Bluecoats, like a few of its peers, stayed home this year rather than inflict the Beatles on the assembled at Indy this year