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  1. DCIPhan78

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    I didn't know that. Makes a lot of sense but I was just unaware that there was actually a date that was a hard date for them to start the process of shifting staffs around.
  2. DCIPhan78

    "Big, Loud And Live" Roll Call

    Everybody else having issues or just us?hasn't even started
  3. DCIPhan78

    "Big, Loud And Live" Roll Call

    Cinemark Tinstletown in Bristol,VA for Prelims and then my recliner for Semis and Finals. I've made the trip to Indy for finals a few times and just really don't enjoy DCI in indoor venues enough to justify the cost involved with that trip. I know I'll probably get some blowback on this because it may be seen as an unpopular opinion but just the way it is.
  4. Why is Music City not an option?! That is who I want to see again at Finals but I guess I'll just have to wait until next year!!
  5. One of my first experiences w/ DCI was going to a show in Salem,VA in '93 to see my cousin march in Bluecoats that year. I was a 14 year old high school freshman and one of my distinct memories was rolling through the parking lot with my younger brother and there were tailgates everywhere. As I was walking through the lot I heard a recording of the BD closer from "92 and literally just stopped in mid stride and just sat there with my jaw on the floor. I was absolutely hooked at that moment and then seeing a show live was all it took.
  6. As a TOC show should Boston be there?
  7. Really wish FloMarching would add this show to their lineup as opposed to DCI Central Texas which has a much much weaker lineup. Fairly expensive service to not show shows of this quality and magnitude.
  8. DCIPhan78

    Knoxville, TN - July 12, 2018

    I love this response! They should be delighted you "stopped by" is a phrase I will use.
  9. DCIPhan78

    Drum corps dreams

    I aged out 18 years ago but still have a recurring dream of missing the bus after the show and having to ride to the next show site with a competitor. This luckily never happened to me but it definitely did to others and I couldn't imagine the fall out from something like that.
  10. DCIPhan78

    Question I should know but don't

    Thank you very much for the information and phone number to reach out to them.
  11. Good morning! I have a question that I should know but have never really given thought to. My brother has a son who is 13 and is a huge fan of Carolina Crown and they will be traveling near Gardner Webb on Saturday and he was curious if everydays was open to watch or closed to spectators? I kinda figured it was closed but through I'd reach out and find out for sure.
  12. Couldn't agree more! I have always thought Boston somewhat underachieved based on the talent in that area of the country but I thought that the Wicked Game was an absolutely outstanding presentation and one of the most innovative I've seen in the past few years. I really hope they will continue on that trend going forward and will see some continued success.
  13. DCIPhan78

    All time shows: Phantom Regiment

    This is definitely one of the hardest to choose only a few. I've got it narrowed down to a solid 3 with an honorable mention and it has taken a ton of thought to narrow it down to these 4 shows. 1. 1996 - This is undeniably one of the most passionate driven shows of all time and they brought the heat every single night that summer. I marched that year and got to see them quite a few times during the summer and watched the show progress was pretty cool. Obviously going into finals they were entrenched in a fight w/ BD for the top spot and ended up tied which I usually have a massive issue w/ but in this instance I don't think you could deny either show a World Championship. 2. 2008 - Spartacus is one of the game changing thematic shows of the last 20 years and the level of playing that they brought to the table was just unreal. To this day one of my favorite shows that PR has ever put on. 3. 1993 - I know that they are overshadowed by Star and Cadets from the magic that was '93 but I am thoroughly convinced that if they had played this show a year later they would have won a World Championship. The overall production was top notch and they were simply outscored by two of the iconic shows of DCI history. Honorable Mention - Quite a few could fit this slot but I'm going to go with 1989's New World Symphony show. This was one of the first shows that I remember falling in love with (at 11) and it still gets a lot of spin in my DCI playlists.
  14. DCIPhan78

    What you want for 2018

    The only real thing that I want is a extremely competitive season with at a minimum 3 corps vying for the top spot throughout the season. Multiple winners Finals week (different winners in Quarters and Semis) would be really cool to see. Going to my first finals in about 15 years and literally can not wait!
  15. DCIPhan78

    Favorite year as MM

    Favorite year as a member was '96 (Magic of Orlando) because we had a great instructional staff that pushed us to be the best we could. As a brass line we had quite a few vets and were really talented throughout. Some absolutely great memories were made that summer and as a horn line we played really well together and it just made it more fun. Also got to watch BD and Phantom through the season on multiple occasions which was pretty cool. Had probably one of the best shows I ever marched at Semis that summer in orlando which was a really neat experience.