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  1. That screaming-for-every-catch thing gives me a headache, is extremely distracting, and really takes my ability to enjoy a performance. It almost makes me dislike the group/performance simply because their staff/parents/fans are obnoxious.
  2. 3rd, 1st, 3rd and 2nd (should have been 1st) their final 4 yrs of existance. That's why.
  3. Ok here's the best example I can think of, and sorry if my years are wrong... In 1994 did anyone question Devil's championship because Star folded and wasn't there?
  4. Some recent esoteric shows absolutely do make me feel stupid. Maybe that's my own problem, though.
  5. So, I don't mean to beat a dead horse on this discussion, and I understand he's apologized and apology has been accepted, etc But, that question didn't come out of nowhere. It was in his mind. Either he personally felt that this was a topic worth asking about, or he heard there was a buzz about this, or maybe he himself thought that they should have an asterisk. I don't follow Open Class discussions, but was this even mentioned anywhere? Or did he invent this 'controversy'? Not trying to overanalyze, just curious if there was truly a buzz about this.
  6. Those college athletes all think they're going to be rich pro athletes soon. And they're all groomed to give the same boring answers as the pros. Can we all agree that the sideline interviews can be done away with? If they do anything to fill the gaps between corps and during INT, maybe prerexorddd, true human interest stories about participants that have truly overcome obstacles to get to where they are? Too Olympics-y?
  7. How about the Star of Indiana hamster wheels? Only heard about them, never saw them. Was that in their space show?
  8. Big difference between sports reporters asking sometimes controversial questions of professional athletes being paid millions and a dci sideline reporter asking questions of young adults who pay to participate. And as you mentioned, the whole point, I assume, it to provide some human interest filler stories as a marketing angle. If so, every question asked should be of the goal: promote drum corps. Asking that question was about as off base and inappropriate as possible. He doesn't have to apologize to me though. As mentioned by others, the interviews add no value to me. The same qu
  9. Does this even happen the first time they see them each season?
  10. Sorry, gotta double dip. Suncoast Sound 88 Symphonic Dances for the Contemporary Child. I listened to that music over and over. Never saw it live and never saw a video until fairly recently. That show was ahead of its time and the music was awesome.
  11. I'm going to stretch the definition of 'show' and say I wish I would have been at 1980 Finals. The specific corps that came to mind was Spirit 80. But I watched my bad vidoe of the 80 PBS Broadcast so many times I wore it out. Would have loved to see Bridgemen, 27, North Star, Scouts, Regiment and SCV, and really all top 12 in 80. Wanted to see SCV 2018 live but couldn't. Saw them this year, so that almost made up for it. Wish I could have Regiment live this year. The first time I saw a video, the show really connected with me.
  12. I knew the risks of mentioning the S word, but I really like Regiment's show and I dont think they are getting a fair shake. I hope they perform with a chip on their shoulders today, tomorrow and Saturday.