Enjoy this while it lasts.** I expect it will be taken down before the end of August. If and when that happens, I have a backup video ready.
* I've been following drum corps since 1975, wrote for Drum Corps World from 1996-2008, and judged marching from 2001-2006; I should know.
* There is a double meaning to "this." Not only does it refer to the video, but the drum corps activity as well. I fully expect Peak Oil, economic decline, and social upheaval to end the national touring model, which has been around since 1971, by 2020. I started mourning in 2008, when I quit writing for Drum Corps World and stopped going to shows. This will be the fourth year I haven't seen a corps live.
I linked to and quoted this entry in Christmas music from the Cadets and Crazy Eddie's Motie News, where I observed the following about the longevity of the video I embedded: "It didn't even stay up on YouTube for the rest of the week. Both the video I embedded and my backup were taken down a few days later. I wasn't pessimistic enough!" I then embedded two videos of the show that are still up, so watch them there.ReplyDelete