My Annual Drum Corps Nerdfest Announcement

Every summer, my personal obsessions take a break from their normal subjects of computing and other technology, and veer toward a long time favorite hobby: drum and bugle corps.


The world championships are this week.  Quarterfinals competition begins at 3:30PM Pacific Time today in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Semifinals are tomorrow, and the finals (Top 12 corps) are this Saturday.

My favorite, as usual, is the Santa Clara Vanguard.  It looks like the clear leader this year is the Blue Devils, from Concord, CA, but second through fifth place is up for grabs for any of four corps, including the Vanguard.

I won't be able to make it to Indianapolis to attend the shows in person, so I'm going to watch quarterfinals live at my local theater.  The DCI organization is broadcasting the event live and you can go buy tickets just like any movie.  The theater will be filled with other drum corps nerds just like me.

But wait, there's more!  I will also be attending the free snapcast created for the event, on G-Snap!  I've mentioned snapcasting before; a couple of weeks ago, over 800 people attended a live snapcast of a regional drum corps show so I'm anticipating a big crowd for today's competition.  I'll follow the snapcast on my mobile phone while I'm in the theater; that should make the whole experience a lot more fun: while I'm watching the competition on the big screen, I'll be able to comment with other nerds like me nationwide, as it happens.



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