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  1. 2018 Finals audio now posted to iTunes
  2. Exactly where I was going with this. Even stadium egress for equipmen/props is a big issue these days. Not too many indoor venues either (which is another debate by itself... Indoor vs Outdoor Finals). After such a list is generated... where does Indy compare?
  3. Fundamental question to this is what would be a top ten list of cities that could host Finals week if not Indy (and still keep up with the logistics of such)?
  4. (Some) School calendars are becoming more of an issue with a change to the summer schedule... for instance Roanoke County VA just this year switched to an earlier summer schedule... for 2019 May 22nd is the last day of the school year and August 12 is the first day... about 10-14 days earlier than previous years.
  5. That sledge has some "real" value here on DCP!!
  6. Two different news stories (but maybe similar themes). The church one is a bigger news cycle than DCI... but both most likely relevant.
  7. That is why BAC's show this year was so refreshing and easy to follow.... they were LOST then FOUND and then a Giant Tidal Wave got them in the end...
  8. The only interesting thing to me is what Crown decides to do visually and if they are forced into large props... everyone else in the top 6 is already there. SCV and BD obviously have the scoring sheets figured out (and BD for a long time). So not sure if last night was the start of new era or not because we have already been in it.
  9. Most likely won't get BD (SCV solid first). Either way, love Crown this year and they DID beat BD at least once!! :)
  10. Just feels like this is the weekend at Allentown...the current 3 all on the night before and Crown on last the second night. Seems like a desirable setup.
  11. Salem has a great atmosphere. The stands are right up on the pit... you can almost reach out and touch them! But beware the Beast... A brass line like Crown just blows your face off at that range...
  12. I am am sitting a mile from the stadium right now here in Salem. Looks to be a line of thunderstorms headed this way between 6 and 7... worse appears to be the slow moving type.
  13. Oh I wish they would make APDs of this show... the sound outdoors tonight is incredible!!!
  14. Tall building!! Flo could narrow/zoom in a bit 10 yards on each side
  15. Nice start to the evening... USMC was solid
  16. They got the BAC ending right at least on high cam in ATL...
  17. Overall the high cam has been decent... they try to slowly pan right or left if the staging calls for it. The only obvious issue was the last few seconds of BAC and they almost missed the complete phrasing as they were too focused to the right and at the last second panned to the left.
  18. Just be glad Winston-Salem is not this week... 100% chance of rain this coming Sunday and entering a rainy period across the region for multiple days in East.
  19. For 2018... the lines are actually quite GOOD!!! I think the OP is saying Crown received 18.450 (7th-2014 Finals) = Bad (based on previous DCP posts) and then trying to draw a some weird conclusion that Crown 17.50 (1st-2018 mid season regional) also = Bad because since no one has yet to reach at least 18.450 ( a previously known BAD score, albeit a FINALS score) then in 2018 ALL lines = BAD to date.... Scoring has to be discussed in terms of the book, talent, and a particular night's run coupled with a particular judges tastes/style/scoring rules. For example... Some 2018 feedback from the Coats on another thread from other folks... dynamic range with control is missing (mainly too loud with basic notes most of the show per the book) and also not enough movement to the Basses and Tenors...mainly snare focused. Contrasting to Crown 2018, lots of dynamic contrast and movement between sections to show talent. Also nice movement between battery and front ensemble.
  20. For me the low water mark recently for Crown percussion was 2014... really "bad" book coupled with a really young line. It is also worth noting and I can't remember the exact years without looking at the videos... they lost their center snare and might have lost someone else between '10 and '12... seems like that was pretty disruptive as well if I recall. But "bad" is probably not the right word... as someone noted above any line in the top 12 most of us would love to be a part of because they all do rock. It just comes down to the book and talent level (plus the nightly run) of any said year to distinguish the "best"