jmc5682

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jmc5682 last won the day on November 7 2013

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    79,80 Royal Family (San Leandro, CA), 81, 82 Conquistadors (South San Francisco, CA), 83, 84 Freelancers (Sacramento, CA)
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Freelancers
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1988 Blue Devils
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1983
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    Bay Area

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  1. The caption awards need to be just for Finals night as Finals IS what matters. I have never been a fan of averaging the scores over the three nights for caption awards. I will never understand why it was changed in the first place.
  2. Nope, I enjoyed almost all the shows I saw live in San Antonio a couple weeks ago. I still love drum corps despite all the changes. Have I liked all the changes? No, but then again, I do not like all the changes in the NFL either. As far as drum corps dying? Well, they have been saying that since the 80's. DCI said attendance figures from last year broke all records (DCI has not released this years attendance info yet). There are more World Class drum corps now than there were 5 years ago. It is hard to see some favorites like Madison and Phantom struggle, but other corps such as Mandar
  3. Congratulations to the Concord Blue Devils for beating the Bluecoats (by a tiny margin) for the first in 2019. The spread had been getting smaller each time they competed and now, poof it is gone! It is not over, but if things keep going like they have, BD should start building their own gap between them and the field as they clean up the many messy parts of their show that still exist as well as finally adding the ending! Go BD, SCV and Mandarins! This born and bread CA man is getting excited for BD to win DCI World Class Finals Championship title #19!
  4. Just got back from the show. The scores were all over the place, but the fact remains that BD again closed the gap with Bloo to .2 and BD is still dirty. I want to congratulate Bloo for staying undefeated tonight, but I can almost guarantee you that by the next show BD will leap frog them and not look back. The biggest surprise for me was Blue Stars. They have a show that is not only terrific, but fun as heck to watch. My biggest disappointment was SCV. I felt their show was too esoteric and also a bit boring at times.
  5. I suppose the current tour schedule works for many people. I flew to Indy from my home in California this year to attend Finals for the first time since Finals were in Pasadena. I am happy that DCI got a great deal to rent Lucas Oil Stadium, but that place is awful. First, the parking situation is horrible, as the corps busses/trucks use all of the parking lot space that would normally be available for fans to park in. If you choose, to take public transit, well good luck, you will be on a bus, as they have no subway or light rail. If you choose to take Uber I hope you can find one avail
  6. Of course as a guard person the visual is so important to me. I think the visual and music are equally important. The bottom line though is that I want to be entertained.
  7. I just do not think you should have to study a story to understand a show. The show itself should tell the story for the audience, but I thank you for your advice.
  8. It is hard for me to connect to this show via Flomarching, but I know come August this show will have changed so much. With all the talent SCV has this year, I think this show could end up being wonderful. I have decided to not watch anymore shows until I see all the completed shows in Indy this year! I have seen all the corps now via Flomarching, so it will be great to see how much SCV's show (and everyone else) has evolved from what I have seen this first week.
  9. I am so excited for the Mandarins. I wish my beloved Freelancers were still around, but at least another corps from Sacramento has a great chance to not only make Finals, but could even end up in 10th. The corps from Cali are awesome this year! Congratulations on SCV beating BD for the first time in many years! Congratulations to the Blue Devils for winning last night in Sacramento. I predicted in the prediction thread that BD would lose some shows in CA this year. Anyway, Go BD, SCV and Mandarins! Three corps from California will make Finals this year!
  10. My favorite show was BlueCoats tonight. I liked their music the best as well as their overall entertainment factor.
  11. I will say indoors is a lot different in that the audience is much closer to the action. When I am sitting outside halfway up the stands on the 50, I cannot see the corps members expressions. The head gear just looks better for summer, but like I posted earlier, if this is a change that is permanent I will just have to adjust.
  12. I used to try and understand how people could not like some of BD's shows. I then realized it has nothing to do with what they put on the field for many people. A lot of people just hate them because they have won so much. I grew up 15 minutes from Concord so I have loved BD and SCV since I was 5 years old. I realized I had the opposite issue of the people who hate some of BD's best shows. I would say I loved all of BD's shows. Did I really love Re-Rite of Spring? I said I did, but it is not a show I ever choose to watch now. I could watch the shows I really love over and over! Now, I
  13. I just do not think it is inhumane to make the corps wear aussies or shakos. I get that the no head gear thing is supposed to give the members more of a chance to connect with the audience. I think this is a crappy excuse, because they should have a horn in their face more then not (I guess all the corps do have a lot more time when their faces are exposed now that there seems to be less horn playing) IMHO. I think no head gear looks less appealing from the stands. It also makes the drill look not as crisp. The pop of color you get with an aussie and feathers or shako and plume is a huge
  14. I prefer looks with head gear as I not only like the pop of color, I think it makes the drill look better from the stands. It is what it is. It broke my heart to see SCV without their Aussies last year, but I got over it.
  15. 1. Blue Devils 2. Santa Clara Vanguard (I do think SCV will beat BD a few times in the first few shows in California which has not happened in a very long time.) 3. BlueCoats 4. Carolina Crown 5. Boston Crusaders 6. Cavaliers 7. Phantom Regiment 8. Blue Knights 9. Cadets 10. Blue Stars 11. Madison Scouts 12. Mandarins 13. Crossmen 14. Academy 15. The Colts