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There is finally a "Houston" show on the calendar- except that it's not truly a "Houston" show:
https://www.dci.org/events/2024-dci-houston

Being held at Prairie View A&M, a good hour NW of Houston.

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8 hours ago, Galen said:

There is finally a "Houston" show on the calendar- except that it's not truly a "Houston" show:
https://www.dci.org/events/2024-dci-houston

Being held at Prairie View A&M, a good hour NW of Houston.

The good news: the stadium is relatively new and the stands are close to the field.

But yeah, that location may be a hard sell for some. As far as it is from Houston, it's even further from a good many of the HS band hotspots. 

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But to be clear, this is better than no Houston area show at all. That would've been a very bad look for drum corps.

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34 minutes ago, crownisking said:

The good news: the stadium is relatively new and the stands are close to the field.

But yeah, that location may be a hard sell for some. As far as it is from Houston, it's even further from a good many of the HS band hotspots. 

I just checked for lodging of guests and it is a challenge.  I'm still going since I already purchased my flight to do the Texas Triangle.

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Wasn't this show in Tomball a year or two? Prairie View isn't that much further out. Look at the bright side. The home of Blue Bell Ice Cream is right up the road. 

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2 minutes ago, Old Corps Guy said:

I just checked for lodging of guests and it is a challenge.  I'm still going since I already purchased my flight to do the Texas Triangle.

Yeah it's definitely less than ideal on many levels. I can confidently say that won't be an issue for whichever Dallas area show you choose to attend. FWIW: the Mesquite show is by far the closest to downtown Dallas of the three.

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2 minutes ago, OldSnareDrummer said:

Wasn't this show in Tomball a year or two? Prairie View isn't that much further out. Look at the bright side. The home of Blue Bell Ice Cream is right up the road. 

IIR, people were saying Tomball was too far. So this just adds to that. But I agree that there are still positives to be found.

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34 minutes ago, crownisking said:

IIR, people were saying Tomball was too far. So this just adds to that. But I agree that there are still positives to be found.

Yeah, I can see that. I do remember watching the Tomball show on Flo and listening for @Hook'emCavies to yell out SPLOOIE. Needless to say, he didn't disappoint. I lived for a couple of years in that NW quadrant of Houston and drove frequently up to Austin on business so it didn't seem like that long of a trek for me. There's certainly enough bodies in that area to support a show. I think the Houston show was even in Katy for a time. 

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1 minute ago, OldSnareDrummer said:

Yeah, I can see that. I do remember watching the Tomball show on Flo and listening for @Hook'emCavies to yell out SPLOOIE. Needless to say, he didn't disappoint. I lived for a couple of years in that NW quadrant of Houston and drove frequently up to Austin on business so it didn't seem like that long of a trek for me. There's certainly enough bodies in that area to support a show. I think the Houston show was even in Katy for a time. 

For sure, Houston is densely populated enough to pack the stadium no matter where it is. I just for the life of me can't figure out why Houston only gets one show. Then again, if it's this difficult to find a venue maybe that's a big part of why.

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1 hour ago, crownisking said:

Yeah it's definitely less than ideal on many levels. I can confidently say that won't be an issue for whichever Dallas area show you choose to attend. FWIW: the Mesquite show is by far the closest to downtown Dallas of the three.

I'm actually doing both Denton and Mesquite.  Four shows in five days and all with at least a half dozen finalists from 2023.  Fly in and out of DFW to boot.  Makes for a lot of driving.  However, a great opportunity to see many shows.

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