Are you more insane than a shirtless Green Bay Packers fan during a sleeting December game? More loyal than Canadians to the puck and ice? More obsessive than a Yankees fan in October? It's a well understood fact that drum corps enthusiasts are among the most passionate fans on the face of the Earth, and this year your fanatic love for the marching arts can get you super prizes, super access and super discounts in Indianapolis during next week's World Championships.
Become a 2009 Drum Corps International Super Fan! When you get to this year's World Championship events at Lucas Oil Stadium, all you have to do is stop by the DCI Welcome Center, located in the plaza area just as you enter the stadium, to receive your FREE Super Fan badge and lanyard. Along with identifying you to everyone as one of DCI's most dedicated fans, here's a look at what your Super Fan badge will do for you:
Throughout the week, be sure to wear your Super Fan badge with pride inside and outside the stadium, because in addition to identifying yourself to the thousands of other drum corps enthusiasts that will invade the city of Indianapolis, you'll have the chance to win great prizes! The official DCI Stadium Squad will be out and about in the stadium and throughout Indianapolis, looking for the most passionate Super Fans to award prizes to. Win big just by wearing your badge!
Just like a celebrity, your Super Fan badge will give you exclusive VIP access to these special gatherings:
DCI Age-Out Ceremony
When: Friday, August 7 (following the World Class Semifinals competition)
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis
Who: Super Fan badge wearing drum corps alums
When registering as Super Fans, drum corps alumni of any year and corps will be asked to affix the gold "DCI Alumni" sticker to their badges. Following the World Class Semifinals on Friday, Aug. 7 at Lucas Oil Stadium, those Super Fans with the gold sticker will have the exciting opportunity to head down on the field following the World Class Semifinals competition to welcome the age-out class of 2009 into their alumni ranks. Interested alums should gather in the marketplace area after the show to gain access to the field for this unique opportunity. Keep an ear out during the Semifinals event for informational announcements.
Gain access to the following post-event parties just by wearing your Super Fan badge. And not to worry if you're unable to get yours at the stadium, you'll also have the chance to sign up just outside of these events:
Big, Loud and Live 6 Wrap Party
When: Thursday, August 6, 11 p.m. (following the World Class Quarterfinals)
Where: Hard Rock Caf?©, 49 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis
Who: All DCI Super Fans, broadcast production crew, DCI staff
Following the World Class Quarterfinals, you can join the production crew, DCI staff and other fans at the famous Hard Rock Caf?© to celebrate the very first "Big, Loud and Live" broadcast shot and produced entirely in high definition. Dodge the paparazzi and keep your eyes open on this red carpet, because as with any celebrity party, you never know who will show up!
Super Fan and Alumni After Parties
When: Friday and Saturday, August 7 and 8 (following the World Class Semifinals and Finals)
Where: Slippery Noodle Inn, 372 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis
Who: DCI Super Fans and Alumni
After the World Class Semifinals and Finals on Friday and Saturday, August 7 and 8, head over to the Super Fan and Alumni Party Headquarters, the Slippery Noodle, for two more parties just a few blocks away from Lucas Oil Stadium. Enjoy great food and drinks while celebrating the excitement of the 2009 World Championships with friends old and new.
And if you need a short diversion from all of the drum corps action, your DCI Super Fan badge will save you money at many popular local attractions during the week, many that are within walking distance of Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis (20% off admission)
Conner Prairie (20% off admission and historic 1859 balloon ride)
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art (20% off admission)
IMAX Theater (20% off admission)
Indiana State Museum (20% off admission)
Indianapolis Museum of Art (Free admission and 10% off in the gift shops)
Indianapolis Zoo (20% off admission)
NCAA Hall of Champions (20% off admission)
For even more discounts, check out VisitIndy.com/coupons.
Psyched about becoming a Super Fan?
Great! Remember, all you need to do is register at the DCI Welcome Center, located in the Lucas Oil Plaza just as you enter Lucas Oil Stadium at next week's World Championship events to receive your FREE Super Fan badge.