N.E. Brigand

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About N.E. Brigand

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Just a Fan
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Phantom Regiment & Boston Crusaders
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Santa Clara Vanguard 1999
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1989
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    Male
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    Cleveland, OH
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    J.R.R. Tolkien, Cinema, Herpetology, Early Music, Theatre

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  1. Curious to see how the Columbus Saints are developing; nice to see that they'll have an exhibition here.
  2. For the August show, I have had more success driving from the neighborhood behind the stadium than from the front.
  3. I take your point, but I would note that Reading Buccaneers in DCA made decent use of ladders four years ago (i.e., taking up what Cavs had done and presaging, in a small way, what was to come).
  4. I didn't see tonight's show, but my experience is that people note brass mistakes all the time.
  5. As fluid as this time last year or by season's end? My recollection is it took them a long time to figure out exactly how they wanted all that to fit together, and that they made numerous changes. For instance, at this point last year, weren't they doing the "Great Dictator" speech live? Only switching to a pre-recorded version later in the season? While on the other hand, didn't they add the snare line chanting "it's pro-pa-gan-da" live through small bullhorns only towards the end of the summer? May as well record the brass and percussion then. Drum corps should be live as much as possible.
  6. What can I say? I'm a completist.
  7. I think I've read them all.
  8. You won't get over the complainers? Or drum corps will never "move on" from vocals? As regards the latter, if the rules don't change the possibility for vocals will always be there, but styles come and go, and someday you may look back at your opinions on the subject now and wonder, "What on earth was I thinking?" Or maybe not.
  9. Haven't seen the show yet, but I think plenty of people could make a solid argument that track pants are inferior to other uniform choices. We'll see.
  10. Eh, sometimes a miss is just a miss. BD is ever proficient, but not ever brilliant.
  11. One could as easily reply: Get over it, the complaints are here to stay until DCI "moves on" from vocals.
  12. As I recall, at least some people who knew the jazz reworkings of Stravinsky upon which BD were drawing felt that BD was not doing justice to those works.
  13. Do tell us more.
  14. Ew.