• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Guardguy89 last won the day on September 6 2014

Guardguy89 had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

371 Excellent

About Guardguy89

  • Rank
    DCP Fanatic
  • Birthday December 5

Profile Information

  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Les Eclipses, Connexion Quebec, The Cavaliers
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Cavaliers, Phantom, Carolina Crown
  • Gender
  • Location

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
  • ICQ

Recent Profile Visitors

536 profile views
  1. Guardguy89

    best corps names

    "Les" just means "The" in French. So it's not that all our corps names started with Les - kinda like "The Cavaliers" or "The Blue Devils"..... and yes, we are much more uninhibited when it comes to our bodies in Canada - changing outside right in the middle of a full parking lot was just normal to us - I always found it weird how Americans reacted to this - especially when I went and marched an American corps - good times - hahahaha Mike
  2. Guardguy89

    Phantom Regiment 2018

    Wait....the props are doorways ? I never would have guessed that. Later, Mike
  3. Guardguy89

    Phantom Regiment 2018

    Question for those who've seen them live : I've only seen the show online through Flomarching - do the guard costumes show up more in person ? Because they totally blend in with the field from what I've seen - and so do their flag color scheme choices - which I think affected their guard scores last night - you just don't see them - like at all ! Later, Mike
  4. Guardguy89

    Carolina Crown 2018

    I think if Crown wants to improve their GE they'll need to make the guard stand out more and figure out a way to incorporate their props into the show to a much higher degree. SCV, BD and Bluecoats use their props to their fullest extent and they are an integral part of the show - I feel that with Crown - they're just kind of there and used for a bit on the see saw part. Other than that, they do have one of the more difficult shows on the field - and I feel that they have the most room for improvement. Later, Mike
  5. Some of my favorite moments so far this year: Bluecoats - The Big Band Jazz part in the middle of the show with the guard dancing around the old style microphones - just plain out fun. To be honest, the whole show is just pure GE for me !!!! Cadets - they have my favorite arrangement of Sensemaya - so dark !!! Blue Devils - the all male dance feature and the all female dance feature. Their movement program is extraordinary ! Mandarins - the entire beginning of the show with the solo dancer who "dies" on stage and gets dragged off Crown - love that the guard has grown tremendously over last year. Their weapon line is pretty sweet Cavaliers - the guard book - all of it. So well written and so challenging !!!! Later Mike
  6. Guardguy89

    Carolina Crown 2018

    The guard is definitely back to what they were pre 2017. Wow - I'm glad last year was a one off. This show will be amazing and I'm super happy to see "Crown Guard" back to form !!!! Later, Mike
  7. Guardguy89

    Crossmen Announce 2018 Program

    My question is - how does this type of theme even come across visually ???? These are the kind of thematic ideas that drive me crazy - because you can't really see any of it in the show unless you have a complete understanding of it. Some of these themes are just to esoteric to work and Crossmen seems to be a victim of this the last few years.
  8. Guardguy89

    Phantom Regiment 2018

    Wasn't that the "Into the Light" year ? I thought the guard was pretty good that year - why would you think the males made it worse (honest question - I have no idea) Mike
  9. Last night's scores reminds me of the'80's - when guard scores didn't count and judging was super subjective !
  10. No - PR should not have been 4th. Their content, complexity and demand is nowhere near Boston or Crowns. Phantom has a very good guard this year, but it's a very good 7th or 8th place guard.
  11. Definitely the strangest guard scores this season - Boston and Crown in 7th and 8th is just wrong. And Phantom should not be beating either of them. Mike
  12. Guardguy89


    I'm thinking Cavies might even have shot this year too. Look I get that the judges love BD's color guard....but I feel that they are getting stuck in the same pattern year after year, and in terms of triad (body, equipment, movement) they are being left behind by the likes of Crown, Cavies, Vanguard and now Boston - who - to me - have much more difficulty in terms of individual responsibility and total risk equipment wise. Mike
  13. Guardguy89

    The Cavaliers 2017

    I can't tell you how much I love this show !!! It has everything I look to in a classic Cavies show - great drill, an awesome color guard, fast paced, exciting and complexe !!!! Man are the Cavies back in a big way !!! Mike Cavies '88 & '89
  14. Guardguy89

    Carolina Crown 2017

    I have to say.....I'm really impressed with what the new guard staff has been able to do with the Crown Guard - they are right back in the thick of things and scoring really well! Also really happy for the guard kids that decided to stay with the Crown program this year ! Mike
  15. Guardguy89

    The Cavaliers 2017

    The first time I saw the Cavaliers live was at DCI prelims in '82 when DCI was literally in my backyard in Montreal ! I fell in love with the corps and decided that one day I was going to march their rifle line !!! Finally marched my last 2 years with them ('88 and '89) and loved every minute of it !!! PS: Absolutely love the transformation of the corps these last 2 years - and the guard is amazing this year !!!!! Mike