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    Clifton; Mess at 46 West Show :)

    A great night for drum corps. Cabs have a great tradition here. Bought an unreserved ticket, floated around, visited souvies, had at least 15 conversations with folks I rarely see now. Watched entire show from stands (3 spots) last by right side 40, stands perspective right), or sidelines. Cabs alumni - sorry I heard it as I circled the stadium to walk a few blocks to car. A few comments, not nearly a review ... Encore – really groovy pit w/ elect kybd, and set drummer awesome in the pocket, he may have been 12 YO if that. A corps from college alma mater New Brunswick. Great energy on the field, lots to work with. Strong trumpet sounds. Full package, guard and battery. Great to see a 1st season corps. DCI circuit I believe. Saints – new uniforms and gorgeous. They have some big trips possible for 2020 – watch this space. Skyliners – rebuilding time. (same for alumni, but the repertoire is great to live on!) Hurcs – great sound, energy. Now the competition is ON. Bush – many examples of great musicianship, as always. Pablo panels apparently not ready. Tough choice to have blank very present panels on field. Will probably be very cool uplift when ready. Sun – sorry, distracting troubles with amplification. Buzzed out for last 5 mins or so. <side note on sound systems) Ain’t easy to compete with the sounds systems of all. Geez C2 had a huge stack with audio engineer on the track. Other corps I spotted with the really cool remote pad control. All corps using them seem to have impressive sound systems, represents investment, and effort. Some have double speaker set on each side. No limits here folks. On field and sideline mics for horns remains a big show attribute. Often featured. Fusion – spectacular display of large color guard silks at end, full rainbow of color. One drill set, probably inspired by Star Wars, of corps fading in like 3d perspective to backfield, for me breathtaking. Lots of potential. Some rebuilding. Horn line blend great, very unified line. Bucs – big brass sound lots of fun. The pit is huge and talented. Need to see then again and again. C2 – best big brass sound of the night. Perfect pyramid of sound, balance in 4 voices of horns. And powerful. Thought they took the show. This was sidelines view. Cabs – Open brass set best of night. Making you want more and more. Rest of brass pieces often struggled. Closer soloists very effective, very talented. Needs to lock in. But the stereo effect seemed quite unique, and appreciated. Cabs Alumni – this is their home. The 16 beat cadence alone, worth the price. Loved all the corps. All of these comments have other sides. Only offered to spark discussion and to say yeah we are out here enjoying.
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    Wildwood

    VOR, I am laughing at myself, not quite LOL, for totally appreciating your post. if I recall, you are quite good at kicking it up around here. I apologize world for not being on FB. As I used to say on the bus, under pressure, about FB ... direct inside experience with snooping, big data profiling in 90's served well. But I pay, as I know FB has the info. Sad that DCP is so quiet right now. Sad that Cabs at the Beach used to be a major event for competition kickoff. Sorry, no scores idea never hit it for me, even though my own corps peeps seem to have come around to it. Total respect and awe for those that put out a show, and continue to persevere in the activity. So please, how were those Cabs? Reading monster great again? Fusion, Bush - whatta lineup! Beat Regards All, Don
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    2017 DCA Finals

    good for you and DrS and others in this conversation as Bucs Alumni. Proud moment for sure. Last year, I really thought C2 deserved it. It was a shocking, crazy moment. Tonight, Bucs cranked out an awesome show. And so did Cabs and CV in particular. If CV wins I would look at recaps and try to figure out how they did it. But, it could happen and I'll say be deserved. Just thought I'd go on record about that. A little extra competition at this point, very healthy. The shows and the complete corps tonight, all awesome. Proud to have been in and be staying close with the activity. (don't look at our national and world news until next day - this is a true getaway!) And Moto, yah go for it. (easier said than done)
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    2017 DCA Finals

    prop panels, simple, effective guard colors wow
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    2017 DCA Finals

    french horns and trombones are working well ... embrace change! CV french horn moment just now, beautiful.
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    2017 DCA Finals

    for sure, Bull Call was there
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    2017 DCA Finals

    trpt trio - cabs classic. and a High A maybe?
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    2017 DCA Finals

    C2: got to give it - big full brass sound at the close. Really fine. All proud as drum corps fans? (glad the judges need to mark it) (oh yeah, so most of season I was in there #####in' at amplification, and the related malfunctions. Well now here I am with the home sound system, all amplification LOL. Full circle. No acoustic horns and drums here! Levels the field. No amp comments tonight!)
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    2017 DCA Finals

    C2: phenomenal end to that last piece, big jazz band sound, swingin'. (before closer) And really knife clean drill formation at end.
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    2017 DCA Finals

    Really appreciated the WS drill from the cams - again Flo when you are on, it is great! (lol - personification of our friend Flo)
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    2017 DCA Finals

    agreed on both. Kidsgrove horn runs (all 16th's) for like 8-12 bars was awesome, all sections.
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    2017 DCA Finals

    Kids; final chord all Tonic (root, the 1). Do I have that right? Interesting power of unison note. Age contrast from prior corps is jumping off the screen! Good for Kidsgrove to have some serious "all age". Both body and physical marching skill attributes by age have their merit. The mature horn sound is a winner. Battle of ages. Great shows tonight all.
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    2017 DCA Finals

    Kids: That walkin' bass pizzicato synth very effective. Heard at Reading show and was not sure. Mentioned it to others - it is there. Very cool use.
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    2017 DCA Finals

    Fusion - great performance, everyone threw down, and the group energy was ON. About 8 bars from the end, low brass figure - wow, not sure I have heard anything like that! Loved it. Proud charter member here. And Sop nailed the High F - yeah.
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    2017 DCA Finals

    Minn - wow closing statement! Mids powering thru, and pit high sticks! Nice push.