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    Just a fan
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    Spirit of Atlanta 2018! And every drum corps has redeeming qualities. These kids work so hard!
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Spirit of Atlanta 2018 (biased of course), but after that, it's a tie - Bluecoats 2015 and Phantom Regiment 2010
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  1. Well I got my answer today .... and I guess I am not surprised. I did end up making a donation directly to Spirit yesterday. Every little bit helps. ........... Hello , Thanks for the input. As you can imagine the task of working through the cancellation of the entire tour is daunting. To add a request like this would make an already complex undertaking even more difficult. Should your choose to refund, we encourage you to donate to a Corps of your choice, in this case Spirit of Atlanta, and/or DCI. We appreciate your understanding and support of DCI and our member Corps. Should you choose to request a refund, below is the link to do that. Sincerely, Support
  2. I sent DCI an email asking if they could add a corps-specific donation as an option for my Denton tickets (well ANY tickets). As my son is an SOA alumnus, I would prefer the donation go to them. Waiting on a reply.
  3. No appearance by Spirit in north Texas - boo.
  4. One of my choices will raise some eyebrows… Spirit of Atlanta 2018 – Knock. My favorite all-time show, PERIOD because …. my son performed in it. Sorry not sorry. Colts 2018 – True Believer. I know the canned vocals didn’t sit well with some people but I connected emotionally with this show. Troopers 2016 – hero Madison Scouts 2018 – Heart & Soul. I know what you're thinking .... but I really love the last 2/3 of this show and it compensates for the spoken part in the first 1/3 (for me). And I’m basing this on listening only (I would have to drop it lower if I factored in the uniforms). Pacific Crest 2019 – Everglow Troopers 2018 – The New Road West Oregon Crusaders 2016 – Hunted Mandarins 2017 – Inside the Ink Music City 2018 – Hell on Wheels Jersey Surf 2019 – FantaSea
  5. I believe Spirit had 32 age-outs but I don’t know the breakdown.
  6. I’m always heartened by your outlook, and finding the best in everyone’s shows. The thousands of young men and women in the activity deserve our gratitude. Thank you , @DrumManTx
  7. They've at least been in the conversation for finals for the past two years. What can they do to get over that hump? As was stated elsewhere, their relative success of the past two years should definitely help with recruiting.
  8. Congrats on a great season , Spirit! Two years in a row in the theater show and on the cusp of finals. Keep the momentum going forward!
  9. Looked like there were 700+ people online at the high point. If only a full corps could perform the halftime show at the Super Bowl. (I realize it would never work being in early February.) It would kick the @&$# out of any other SB performance ... ever.
  10. Wouldn’t it be awesome if NBC mentioned their show tonight (or showed a snippet of the show)? One can dream...
  11. LOL. My son is entering his senior year at Nebraska and was drumline captain last year. They get pretty ... protective ... about their football history.
  12. My favorite Blue Stars show, and one of my 10 favorite shows, period. This show pulls an emotional tug on me, as did BK that year. Was listening to the 2014 CD as my wife and I were driving our son to college 3 years ago to move in for his freshman year. They were in his car, I was in mine (he had a lot of stuff ). Hearing that show, the "home" theme, thinking about leaving him on his own ... I totally broke down in my car. Glad they were in a different car. To this day cannot watch/listen to that show without getting emotional.
  13. This is the first time I’m commenting on a corps other than Spirit. By the end of Bloo’s show in Mesquite I had tears in my eyes. I think my son was wondering what was wrong with me ... but it had that kind of impact on me.
  14. In the lot with my son watching Spirit’s FE warm up. He’s very happy getting to see his corps mates from Knock.