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2014 Drum Corps Associates World Championships Preliminary Competition

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This is my favorite Bush show since 2006, and maybe ever. But the members yelling protest slogans comes off like the freshmen class rising up against the elimination of Taco Tuesday at the local community college :)

Even back in 1940, people complained (rightly) about the same problem with Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator speech, which as a speech is actually very well-written and performed by Chaplin--as long as you don't think too hard about the content. And never mind that his film was anti-Hitler, because the speech is aimed so broadly it applies to almost everything and nothing. The problem, as with Crossmen's 2013 show, is that any protest speech that says something sensible and substantive will turn off one half the audience or the other.

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NOT happy with Sun's score at all!!! No movement since last week?! REALLY?! Especially in light of the fact that they have improved 2-3 points every show for last 1-1/2 months. A lot of disgruntled Sunrisers alumni right now!

Well, think about what it's like to be a fan of Windsor Regiment, whose score dropped from last week. At least Sunrisers finished more than four points ahead of them.

Speaking of which, why don't we see much comment here from WR fans?

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NOT happy with Sun's score at all!!! No movement since last week?! REALLY?! Especially in light of the fact that they have improved 2-3 points every show for last 1-1/2 months. A lot of disgruntled Sunrisers alumni right now!

Sometimes that happens when you've got all the corps lined up on the same day and they've got to be ranked and rated. You can't complain that they didn't get the same number as they did last week in a local show with 5 corps.

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Yeah, but first I'd like to see them cleanly execute the program they have.

Well they are the best competitive alumni style show out there.

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Credit where credit is due, they made a nice reasonable fix when they built a new feed right before around when Bush was on. I suspect I know how they did it, but whatever they did worked well.

What they did is connect to a non-stadium Internet connection. I just spoke with Mike Symonds, who is surprisingly chipper considering the crap he had to deal with. That fix they did for the last block yesterday is what they're using for the Alumni Spectacular today. Time Warner is at the stadium now working to ensure that we have the connection we need for the Finals broadcast tonight.
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Thanks for the update Gadget. Fyi link to Alumni show is posted and currently showing the DCA 50th logo....

Good luck to Mike.....

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If you were to judge DCA on their FN feed? What would you give them for attempt, and execution?

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If you were to judge DCA on their FN feed? What would you give them for attempt, and execution?

That's easy.....

Attempt tape comment: "you never quit and eventually found the solution. Kudos !" Attempt score: 100

Execution tape comment: "You lost 2/3 of the show, but the final 7 were 'magnificent,' ala Hurcs." Execution score earned: 33; assigned: 50 (minimum allowed)

Final score: 75.0 .......... didn't make finals

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DCA website has the recap there but can't be accessed. un real.

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The recap is not released until tonight. Never is.

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