On the 50

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    Phantom Regiment 1984, 1986
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    Tullahoma, TN

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  1. On the 50

    2018 DVD/BluRays DCI Champ Finals??

    I will ALWAYS take physical media over streaming options. Streaming can be taken away easily - what are your options for watching 1984 Suncoast Sound right now? But nobody is ever coming to my home to confiscate my DVD/Blu-ray library. Video and audio quality are better (less compressed) on physical media in general also. The sound quality of the 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio alone is worth the cost of the Blu-ray, and you can't get that any other way right now. Streaming can be more costly over time, whereas a disc is a one-time purchase for unlimited viewing forever. I'll pay pretty much whatever they want to charge for the blu-ray - keep 'em coming! Shawn
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    2018 Caption winners...

    Well, as many folks remember, Oakland Crusaders won drums in Prelims in 1977 but the corps did not make Finals. BD won drums in Finals that year. Probably the right call on '82 Bridgemen. It would have to be in the tick system. Lowest placement in the "modern" (non-tick) era for a caption winner I think is 2010 Phantom Regiment (won the Sanford but finished 6th).
  3. There are no APDs (Audio Performance Downloads) any longer (haven't been since Tresona got into the mix). Live streams of select shows are all that there are currently until edited audio and heavily edited video products appear around the holidays.
  4. On the 50

    Friends of DCI Semifinals Ticket

    The ticket has been sold. Shawn
  5. I have a single Semifinals ticket for sale - Sec. 140, Row 19, Seat 7. This is on the 47 yard line - ideal seat for sound. Asking face value ($89). PM if interested. Shawn
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    Murfreesboro, TN - July, 27, 2018

    Anyone going to the show tonight, please be aware of MAJOR road construction on Middle Tennessee Blvd. on the west (concert) side of the stadium. Many connecting roads are blocked off and it's two lane traffic instead of the normal four. Better to come in from the north or east sides. Some of the parking lots around the School of Music are inaccessible.
  7. Glad to see a thread on The Smoking Section on DCP! I have seen them probably about 20 times (although I missed last night's show), and they are THE REAL DEAL. They put on a fantastic, fun show at the best small venue in Nashville (3rd & Lindsley). The depth of talent in Music City is incredible; even when they have subs in the band (which is often because these are A-list folks and in demand) and they are SIGHT-READING these complex charts, there is no noticeable drop-off in quality! They are one of many awesome bands in Nashville along with the Eaglemaniacs (Eagles and Don Henley), Twelve Against Nature (Steely Dan / Donald Fagan), Make Me Smile (Chicago), Live From Ventura Boulevard (70s soft rock), Vinyl Radio (70s classic rock), Soul Cages (Sting / The Police), The Long Players, The Bottom 40 (progressive fusion jazz), The Tom Hemby Band (contemporary jazz), on and on. As others have said, Nashville isn't just country music! If the Adele cover isn't your thing, check out what they did with Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off":
  8. Interesting show. I wonder how they got permission for the John Williams piece (from A.I.)?
  9. On the 50

    DCI Semifinals and Prelims Tickets for Sale

    Final Update - All tickets have been SOLD.
  10. On the 50

    DCI Semifinals and Prelims Tickets for Sale

    Update - Here's what I have left: Semifinals: 1 Ticket - Sec. 140, Row 18, Seat 7. Prelims: 4 Tickets - Sec. 140, Row 18, Seats 7, 8, and 9; and Row 19, Seat 14. Shawn
  11. On the 50

    Looking for 2 Semifinals Tickets

    I have extras. PM me (your box is full apparently). Shawn
  12. I have extra tickets for DCI Semifinals and Prelims for sale. These are Friends of DCI tickets in Section 140 (50 yard line). Semifinals: Sec. 140, Row 18, Seats 7, 8 and 9; and Row 19, Seats 13 and 14. $79 each. Prelims: Sec. 140, Row 18, Seats 7, 8, 9, 12 and 13; and Row 19, Seats 12, 13 and 14. $59 each. PM if interested. Shawn
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    Photography from the stands

    No prohibition on photography - just video. Take as many pictures as you like with whatever equipment you want to bring. I've brought a Canon 7D with a big 70-200 mm zoom lens into Lucas Oil and other DCI venues without any problem. I've seen plenty of others with nice DSLR cameras as well. Just be considerate of those around you. White balance can be a problem in outdoor venues, particularly as the sun sets. You might try manual adjustment with the Kelvin scale and experiment. Also, you might consider shooting RAW to correct any white balance issues in post. Need a fast shutter speed (<1/500) to stop motion, so you may need a pretty high ISO for anything under the lights.
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    Murfreesboro Tickets For Sale

    One of the tickets has been sold; I still have one left. Shawn
  15. All tickets have been sold. Shawn