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Will DCA be around in 5 years?

Will DCA be around in 5 years?  

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  1. 1. Will DCA be around in 5 years?

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3 hours ago, Jeff Ream said:

you have to remember the 35 minimum membership rule was passed because show hosts ( aka corps that run shows) said fans complained about smaller ( aka not good) groups

Backing that up from what one one sponsor told me. Biggest complaint was fans said they felt “cheated” when 2 of 6 corps had under (one well under) 35 members. Next line was “if it’s like this next year.... bye”.

Changed my view on the 35 or more rule to “for”...

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14 minutes ago, JimF-LowBari said:

Backing that up from what one one sponsor told me. Biggest complaint was fans said they felt “cheated” when 2 of 6 corps had under (one well under) 35 members. Next line was “if it’s like this next year.... bye”.

Changed my view on the 35 or more rule to “for”...

Same here, Jim.

That's for the competition corps.  Some of the mini-corps over the years... smaller than 35, but they were really good, and entertaining. Ghost Riders, Mass Brass, Golden Eagles, and of course, Star United, among others.... they would have been a welcome addition as an exhibition group to a DCA lineup.

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29 minutes ago, Fran Haring said:

Same here, Jim.

That's for the competition corps.  Some of the mini-corps over the years... smaller than 35, but they were really good, and entertaining. Ghost Riders, Mass Brass, Golden Eagles, and of course, Star United, among others.... they would have been a welcome addition as an exhibition group to a DCA lineup.

Mini-corps, absolutely. But some of those couple dozen member competing corps, let's face it. They were brutal.

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18 minutes ago, grenadasmoothie said:

Mini-corps, absolutely. But some of those couple dozen member competing corps, let's face it. They were brutal.

Totally agree.

I give them credit for their effort... but wow.

There was one corps, one year... OK, I won't even go there on this forum. :innocent:  All I'll say is they were trying to play stuff a corps like the Blue Devils wouldn't even touch. Why, I have no idea.  LOL.

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6 hours ago, Fran Haring said:

Same here, Jim.

That's for the competition corps.  Some of the mini-corps over the years... smaller than 35, but they were really good, and entertaining. Ghost Riders, Mass Brass, Golden Eagles, and of course, Star United, among others.... they would have been a welcome addition as an exhibition group to a DCA lineup.

agreed. Hosts didn't view them as a draw, so they didn't want to pay anything for them.

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5 hours ago, Fran Haring said:

Totally agree.

I give them credit for their effort... but wow.

There was one corps, one year... OK, I won't even go there on this forum. :innocent:  All I'll say is they were trying to play stuff a corps like the Blue Devils wouldn't even touch. Why, I have no idea.  LOL.

been a few over the years. that last year in Scranton, the first two corps on at prelims created an exodus to the bar. when they were done, the bar emptied

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5 hours ago, Jeff Ream said:

agreed. Hosts didn't view them as a draw, so they didn't want to pay anything for them.

From what I could tell didn’t matter if the sponsor paid or not. Show advertised a 6 corps show but turned into 4 corps and 2 “they counted them as corps?”. So some fans they didn’t get what they paid for even if sponsor paid $0.

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8 hours ago, Jeff Ream said:

been a few over the years. that last year in Scranton, the first two corps on at prelims created an exodus to the bar. when they were done, the bar emptied

I will admit, that was quite a convenient watering hole there. LOL

A family member went up for prelims one of the early Scranton years... went into the bar for a beer and a bite before buying a ticket... then realized they were feeding the audio of the show into the bar, and he could see the corps through the big window!!!  So he stayed there and watched prelims for free.  :tongue:

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18 hours ago, Jeff Ream said:

you have to remember the 35 minimum membership rule was passed because show hosts ( aka corps that run shows) said fans complained about smaller ( aka not good) groups

and now they get to complain about a lack of groups overall.   double headed crocodile has bit the activity in the butt.  

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6 hours ago, Fran Haring said:

I will admit, that was quite a convenient watering hole there. LOL

A family member went up for prelims one of the early Scranton years... went into the bar for a beer and a bite before buying a ticket... then realized they were feeding the audio of the show into the bar, and he could see the corps through the big window!!!  So he stayed there and watched prelims for free.  :tongue:

when the bar was by the windows, it did exceptional business for DCA and ACC's

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