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  1. Doh! Really? I thought he passed away some years ago. If I'm wrong, I apologize.
  2. Does anyone have any insight into the judge's critique to #MadisonScouts for Muncie, IL? Apart of caption results. What are judges telling them overall to improve their show?
  3. How was the sound quality in terms of volume? Was it loud enough to 'be there?"
  4. Is Jim Elvord to blame? It's not 1974 and cut-off blue jean shorts any more, Jim.
  5. Thanks to FloMarching, we were able to watch the show. (FM is improving their streaming at every show, good for them). Madison came in last with a 63.00. I'm trying to understand why they are scoring so low but when I saw Carolina Crown, it's the lack of full corps movement from a design standpoint. I did see some much improved drill work, but the show seems to be 'beat and blast." I'm sorry, but is Jim Elvord to blame? I'm believe he's on the staff. But it's not 1974 any more, Jim. The judges really like the Blue Stars with their "Wild" show. It is so great to see this corps come back from the abyss of folding to be such a powerful contender. Crossmen are impressive, too by beating Phantom and Colts! It's still early and I hope that Scouts and others will add more improvements in July. Bluecoats may top out in July, even though they are very impressive. I was glad to learn that The Spirit of Atlanta is now located in Atlanta GA where they belong (RIP Freddie Martin) But being able to change uniforms three times in a single show doesn't qualify for a winning show. But they were interesting. Looking forward to the Rose Bowl show to see some feeder corps which are always fun.
  6. Blue Devils are going to be in WA on 7/6. I hope they have some BD C swag for sale.
  7. We watched DCI West via FloMarching last night. (and, boy, do they have a lot of kinks to work out) I have to remind myself that is the FIRST show for most of these corps, but saying that.... The Academy - They are a Top 12 corps. How The Mandarin beat them....? What was the corps calling itself "The Troopers?" That wasn't the Troopers. I don't know what it was. Same goes for The Cavaliers. But all hail Blue Devil C!!! I'm not a BD fan, but I was shocked that SCV beat them. Excited to see DCI Crossroads tonight.
  8. I tried to warn people in the '80s about sexual predators in the color guard world as instructors focused and groomed young, naive performers to succumb to their advances. I don't care what you do you in our bedroom, but don't bring into your work. Unfortunately, these instructors were valued as too talented to be reprimanded or fired so everyone looked the other way.
  9. I watched a YT video called "Highlights of 2018 DCI Finals" and with the exception of the Vanguard, I didn't recognize a single corps with all the bizarre uniforms. Let's hope the pendulum swings back so that corps will wear their traditional-yet-updated uniforms so we can recognize them and cheer them on. Isn't that what DC is mostly about? With the news about sexual predators running rampant in the ranks of major corps, DCI may be brought down. Hopefully, a new organization will take it's place with more traditional and progressive rules. DCI wants all this news to go away.