Jurassic Lancer

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  1. 1 hour ago, Weaklefthand4ever said:

    Is that what those were? Britt referred to them in Atlanta as "Wheelie thingy doo-dads." I think the exact quote was "I really like the wheelie-thingy doo-dads. They should paint pictures of the Beatles on them then they would make sense." This leads me to believe she's starting to become one of us...one of the collective.

    The corps referred to them as “mints.”

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  2. 2 hours ago, drumcorpsfever said:

    Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh it’s another bloooooooooooooooooooocoats thread title


    One more time with gusto:  Bloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Whew, okay. It’s out my system for another year.  

    Happy to oblige you! Thanks for stopping by the 2020 Blooooooooooooooo thread! Have a great off season!


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  3. Bluecoats - no surprise coming from me.

    Blue Devils - I was mesmerized. Brilliant use of that prop! And what was the prop? A friggin wall!

    Cavies - A much more mature design from recent offerings and a great horn line!

    Boston - What a guard! But stealing the walking man (giant) from THE Ohio State marching band ... I am so conflicted!

    Crown - That Brass! Visual ... not so much. But still their best show since Relentless.


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  4. 1 hour ago, jwillis35 said:

    Those are definitely killer shows. I love that you put Bloo no. 1.  I thought Down Side Up was incredible. Bluecoats might not have been as clean as SCV 2018, Carolina in 2013, or even The Cadets and Phantom, but the design of Bloo's 2016 show was a benchmark in the activity that many corps today are following (as they do with BD).  For me I would rank them:

    1. Bluecoats 2016 - A truly benchmark show for DCI. A show that has changed a lot minds about props, uniforms/costumes, electronics, etc.  See my remarks above for Bloo. 
    2. Carolina Crown 2013 - I was in love with this show from day one. There is really nothing to complain about or nit pick. It has a fantastic music book, incredible brass line, amazing guard, and the staging and drill are pretty close to flawless. This was Carolina at their best. The body movement, the integration, the powerful impact moments, it all created a level of General Effect that never let down. And the Ballad is one of my favs from this decade. 
    3. The Cadets 2011 - I think from a total design perspective this was nearly a perfect show. Drill, music, guard, theatrics, and theme all came together. It was the last time we truly remember what it was like to see the old "Garfield" corps at Finals. They had an early lead in 2015 only to make many mistakes down the stretch, and while I do like their 2012 and 2013 shows, I feel 2011 was the last time we saw classic Cadets at Finals.
    4. Phantom Regiment 2008 - One of my favorite shows ever. Theatrical, powerful, incredibly staged, and the performance levels are solid to really good. The show took most of the season to build and develop, but what we got at Finals was amazing. It terms of entertainment it might be no. 1 on this list, but I rank it below Bloo, Crown, and Cadets for minor reasons. Mainly I feel the top 3 here are better overall visual programs and they match Phantom's excellent music score in quality, construction, and demand (even if you don't find them as entertaining). 
    5. Santa Clara Vanguard 2018 - This show certainly has one of the best endings I have seen in DCI competition, much like Phantom 2008. I found the show somewhat uneven from front to back, enjoying the back portion much more. From a performance perspective, SCV is likely no. 1 here considering the quality of their brass, percussion, visual proficiency, and guard. From that perspective, either Cadets or Carolina would be no. 2. But much like with Phantom, they absolutely needed to refine their ending (of just finish it) in order keep the Blue Devils at bay. The changes Phantom made also helped them jump to the lead at the very end. Most of the season I was not sold on the opening two section of Vanguard's show, despite their monster performance captions. It is a fantastic show, deserved to win, and has a killer ending. 

    This is my exact ratings as well, for mainly the same reasons. Check with me again in a couple of months and I might shuffle it a bit, but I do that all the time.

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  5. 1 hour ago, karuna said:

    It’s fine.  The wildlife on DCP doesn’t worry me.  I have found that using the ignore button makes life far more pleasant here.  If people are toxic, purge them from view. Life is better that way.  I have no time for those who willfully twist the obvious.  

    I never knew the term Crownie was a bad thing. I thought it meant a Crown fan. That’s not bad. 

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