xandandl Posted August 22, 2018 Report Share Posted August 22, 2018 Being serious for a moment. I've had a nagging question since I first saw the hammer-holder in the BD outfit. We know Cadets mms hold the traditional M&G West Point styled uniform in solemn awe as witnessed most recently at the end of their '18 show. We listened to Madison Scouts posters debate whether what was worn by that corps the last several seasons match the honor of the Madison uniform members call "the Superman suits." We heard Regiment phans yearn for the helmets, saw the Cavaliers return to roots at Finals Retreat in their green sleeves, questioned whether V8 age-outs would get their feathers, and most of us enjoyed The Troopers starting their show in a modern adaption of old Casper style wear for an equally haunting drill. Now the Blue Devils handbook is quite explicit about the decorum and respect one should have when wearing Blue Devil threads. Going beyond the escapade at hand, my question is this: Does the current style of DCI show witnessing new clothing and often mid-show changing of clothing for the corps and guard set a horizon where respect for a corps' uniform is diminished so that it merely becomes the fabric we wear for song one, that other fabric we wear for corps two, etc. and not a public statement of the inner character of the corps to be cherished and inspired by/reminded by, not just portraying the character(s) the corps is portraying this season? Are the mms challenged deeply by the costumes that they now wear? Follow-up question: Would the reactions many have had on this thread been the same if the "culprit" not been wearing his corps' uniform in his self-congratulatory photo? Just wondering? What do you think? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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