Some of mine....
Guardsmen '79...first "real corps" I ever saw in the first show I marched in. They did the three count turn into the push of Greensleeves and I was amazed and awed and knew for the first time how bad my corps was (another discussion for another day). But how I wanted to stand in front of that wall of sound again and again and again.
Blue Devils '81...saw them live (warming up @ Disneyland, no less) for the first time and suddenly realized how "bad" recorded drum corps was (then).
Madison Alumni Corps 2006...made me wanna go buy a bari and a gym membership
Skipping ahead, what is it with Bluecoats? I always loved the OLD arrangement of Autumn Leaves (I think it was modeled after an arrangement on an old Stan Mark record). Here of late I like their shows OK, but they do seem to have a knack for finding and bringing to the field "that moment". In '08 it was "The Boxer". It still wakes me up in the middle of the night (normal people hear voices, I hear music, usually brass). In '11 it was Creep (and honestly, no offense, Radiohead doesn't appeal to me). I bet I've listened to that 2-3 minutes 40 times in the last couple days. How do they manage to make a moment that .....?
If anybody could come up with 11 mintes of that they could rule the world.
This post has been edited by lastknight: 02 December 2011 - 11:55 AM