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  1. At least in indoor, there's a good likelihood the custodial staff at a show swept the area. Also, most indoor units have some sort of bag or support crew so performers can wear flip flops until the last second. Much less likely some idiot would be breaking glass bottles in a gym than on a grass field. There is literally no reason for a colorguard to be barefoot in an outdoor performance. If they can point their hooves in dance shoes, it's not bad training for pointing in the winter (just gets a little easier).
  2. I think the people who have tried to keep the corps afloat were worried about what they should have been worried about - getting the kids down the road safely and fielding a corps. The longer-term financial stability will be worked on, but they wouldn't be around right now without having done that. Can't make an omelette without cracking eggs. I think pulling certain people out of "retirement" was absolutely right- both for the on-field product and to get the kids in the door who can pay (not saying they couldn't before - just that talent begets talent).
  3. I want to say Cavs 98 used 8' poles (they were copper), but the silk was for a 6.5' pole. 42" guns do exist, but I haven't seen them used in forever!
  4. Am I wrong if I'm getting excited for 7' poles and 42" guns?
  5. Yes, Yes, Yes! She was such the force of change in colorguard beginning in the late 80s and has had an influence ever since. She may not have been the first to put a guard in uniforms to portray a character, but she led the team that figured out how to do it better than everyone else. Can't wait to see what she does again - sometimes that perspective of being away can add so much more to the work.
  6. Nice - I think that staff could be a really good thing for them. Hope they gel quickly. Look forward to seeing the next iteration of the Scouts! This feels like they're in good hands.
  7. Talking to the corps? Interacting with the corps? With members? I also remember seeing him on tour in 2015, just not doing the things he usually did. He was always with the props.
  8. That's quite the expectation to have for an average drum corps fan. Could be a part of why people consider this year's show a "miss" in some regards. Great corps, but wish the concept was clearer (especially since done by others).
  9. I'm confused about some of the costuming in their show this year. It's about Joan of Arc (French), but the guard is wearing something reminiscent of English Crusaders. I may not get the tie-in, though. Is there somewhere I can go to understand more about this (show description, etc)? Nothing is jumping out at me.
  10. A couple of things: If you look at the other recorded programming from Flo (other sports), some have sound, some don't (due to whatever music is playing in the background, I'm guessing). I don't think it's as easy as us drum corps fans simply wanting it. I would much rather the functionality you described above be pursued rather than the content teams who try to make drum corps, winter guard, and marching band sound like Battle Royales. To your point, i'd rather see more shows and less commentary (which has lessened up, maybe they understood, which leads me to...) Flo is doing a lot of things right. They were a sports streaming network who ventured into pageantry. Over the last 3-4 years, they have GREATLY improved their service. I'm actually pleasantly surprised it's as good as it is. Priorities first. I'd much rather DCI's legal team spend time ensuring policies are in place to protect the participants than making demands of a company (vendor?) who is streaming pageantry. DCI wants you in the stands, not sitting on your couch.
  11. As a guard guy who grew up in the 80s and 90s, it was FAR more often that I couldn't be a part of a colorguard because it was all-female (starting with my high school). I know that things changed rapidly, but please don't forget that it wasn't always easy for males to participate in guard...other than an all-male corps (which is why I marched in one of them after auditioning for a coed guard). I would argue that young men still don't get as good a training on guard as young women, simply because there were (still are...at least in the south) programs that frown upon males in the guard. Not trying to combat, just want to add a little perspective.
  12. First of all, I'm incredibly calm about it. No shouting, no exclamations, nothing. It's shocking, particular given their recent past. I saw something completely different and I'm shocked it was still in the show. Nothing to be calm about there.
  13. Really surprised that's still in there. Deposing the queen and tossing her from group to group, stripping her clothes off? Regardless of what's going on, it's a very uncomfortable thing to watch. Agreed the rest gets better. I'd love for this year to be about the corps, rather than cringeworthy decisions made by a group of people who only want the best for the organization.
  14. Yes, that's very clear now. Tons of growth already and tons more potential. Can't wait to see them grow throughout the season.
  15. Went to Crown's first ensemble run-through of their show last Friday night. Went by to check out guard rehearsal and after a few minutes, decided that as a guard person, I'd rather go watch the hornline rehearse. The guard was rough last week. Sometimes that's expected (colorguard in June), but honestly, I felt like they were swatting flies, knowing that they'd figure it out through the season. HOLY CRAP were they so much better last night! It is amazing to see their progress in a week. Excited to see where they take this! Go CrownGUARD!