This picture is from Brandon Ward of Knoxville, Tenn.

As a DCI fan since 1993 when I saw my first PBS broadcast, I was finally able to make the journey to the World Championships Finals this year in Madison, Wis. It was the greatest thing I've ever had the pleasure of doing. Not only did I see three straight days of wonderful performances, I finally met some great online friends that I have "known" for six years! I'm already planning the trip to California for 2007.

Thanks, Brandon!