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  1. Can’t wait to go! Never been to a show so early in the season, other than when I marched. I’m mostly excited to see if SCV can maintain the top spot opening up from last year. It’s always hard for a corps to do this that isn’t BD 😬 My Prediction: 1st - SCV: GE and percussion will be on top. 2nd - BD: Brass and guard will be on point. 3rd - Cavies: Best show concept since 2016’s “Propaganda”. 4th - Mandarins: Another strong, potential top 12 show. 5th - Academy: Showing improvement from last season out the gate. 6th - Troopers 7th- SCVC 8th- BDB 9th- Golden Empire 10th- BDC We’ll see how it all plays out, it’ll be interesting to see what actually ends up happening Friday night!
  2. I see where you're coming from, this may be true, but in my experience there is not much if any choreography that compares to playing sustained phrases and marching a 4 to 5.
  3. Because they are still doing well in all captions. Even weak visual for BD is relatively strong.
  4. Looking forward to my first show since marching last season. Flying back to Houston tonight. I can't wait!
  5. 1st: SCV - All they need to do is clean, clean, clean and I truly believe they will get the gold! 2nd: BD - Easily weakest visual content I've seen from BD in recent years. 3rd: Crown - With solid brass and improved percussion, this corps can do incredible things even with a mediocre design. 4th: Bluecoats - Tilt 4.0. Well rounded corps. I just believe crown performs better with what they have. 5th: Cavies - Another solid and fun show from the green machine. 6th: BAC - Wow, such an improvement, they really sound more like the Cadets than the cadets themselves this year! 7th: Cadets - Oh George... 8th: BK - dare I say TOO esoteric? 9th: Phantom - Honestly have not gotten a good read yet but I have heard that their brassline is weaker. 10th: Blue Stars - A very nicely executed BOA show. 11th: Crossmen - Sorry... 12th: Mandarins - Will there be a new trend of a first time finalist corps claiming a finals spot every year? 13th: Madison 14th: Colts 15th: Academy 16th: BDB 17th: Troopers 18th: Spirit 19th: SCVC 20th: Genesis 21st: Pacific Crest 22nd: OC 23rd: Cascades 24th: Music City 25th: Legends
  6. AMC 24 First Colony, Sugar Land, Texas. Going with my band!
  7. How it will be: 1st- Blue Devils 2nd- Carolina Crown 3rd- Cadets 4th- Bluecoats 5th- Santa Clara Vanguard 6th- Blue Knights 7th- Cavaliers 8th- Phantom Regiment 9th- Madison Scouts 10th- Boston Crusaders 11th- Blue Stars 12th- Crossmen How I want it to be (quite possible too): 1st- Carolina Crown 2nd- Cadets 3rd- Blue Devils 4th- Bluecoats 5th- Santa Clara Vanguard 6th- Blue Knights 7th- Cavaliers 8th- Phantom Regiment 9th- Madison Scouts 10th- Blue Stars 11th- Boston Crusaders 12th- Colts
  8. im betting the pants are black. Just because they are not gonna have cream pants doesn't mean they will be neon.
  9. Hop said they were getting new shoes so I'd bet the pants are not going to be cream.
  10. Does anybody think that Crown still has a trick up their sleeve design wise, or are they just gonna clean until finals?
  11. DM me if you want to know the exact details, holy cow, I had no idea this would happen, but it all makes sense now.
  12. When was the last time you saw Crown's show?
  13. 1st-Cadets 2nd-BD 3rd-Crown (if they can fix the Closer, 5th if they don't) 4th-Bluecoats (really could be as high as 2nd if BD starts slacking) 5th-SCV 6th-Blue Knights (just Because) 7th-Cavies 8th-Phantom 9th-12th: the Struggle is real
  14. Is the very top row 50 yard line too high up in this stadium? Or is it good? It's my first time seeing a live show in Houston.
  15. Corps (in preforming order): Start Time: 7:30 PM Weather: -The Crossmen Partly Cloudy, high of 97 -The Bluecoats -Carolina Crown -The Blue Devils -Santa Clara Vanguard -Phantom Regiment -The Cadets -The Cavaliers WHO'S ALL GOING??? My Predictions: 1st: Cadets 2nd: BD 3rd: Coats 4th: Crown 5th: SCV 6th: Cavies 7th: Phantom 8th: Crossmen
  16. You bring up a good point, Yogitom, though I'm afraid the GE will go down. They are really missing something in their show and I'm afraid taking out this really cool effect their scores will only suffer because of it. We'll see if they do take it out for good, though I hope not. JoshClements403 brings up a good point, there's really no point in taking it out permanently if it is going to work fine in Indy, San Antonio, & Atlanta.
  17. Cadets-Classic Blue Devils-Overrated Bluecoats-Futuristic Carolina Crown-Powerful Santa Clara Vanguard-Electric Blue Knights-Mello Cavaliers-Uncharacteristic Phantom Regiment-Characteristic
  18. Wait... They didn't use the Black Banner? Was it windy or something? I'm seeing Crown this Friday and I'd really be bummed if they don't use the banner.
  19. Does anyone have an Idea of about when Crown will put on their redone ending? (not the slightly different ending they put on recently).