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  1. For me those runs by the front ensemble (Marimbas especially) are the most emotional moment for me in the whole show. So when they turn and the horns are playing that gorgeous slow part and the marimbas then do this amazing run, i guess it is the contrast for me that is so powerful, somehow the front is capturing the pulse and energy of this whole movement (maybe even show) for me, and it catches me emotionally everytime. I have been lucky enough to see their show live 9 times this season and see numerous rehearsals and i would agree that the electronics at this point have not been consistent; sometimes the front overpowers the horns, other times there has been no amplification, but each time it still is a powerful moment for me. But i certainly understand everyone reacts differently to all these moments in what they want, wish or hope for. Anyway it will be interesting to see how this all continues to evolve, but i am guessing they will keep the ballad to the back --though i am glad for the change in the soloist approach in placement and instrument.
  2. I am currently in Denver and it is raining a lot--I hope it clears up--the rain in Casper was a downpour -so i hope there are not two cancelled shows for them. Plus any moisture on that stage for the Bluecoats and it becomes more dangerous than it already is. I also love the new changes in Bluecoats show, especially for the brass during the drum break. Stop the rain and let them compete!
  3. Is the "season pass" content available for the iPad?
  4. Did anyone attend the concert Bloo performed of their music on Wednesday? Just curious how it all sounded ( i know they just stood and played), but curious to hear--i saw some photos and it looked like a lot of people were there. Thanks
  5. If they return to Florida I really hope they chose bigger venues than last year's. All three venues were sold out and they could have had so many more fans had the stadiums been larger. I was at all three shows and noticed they would not let any volunteers or staff into the stands with their passes because there was no available space and it got distracting at times from where i was sitting as the ushers argued with the staff etc Anyway they could easily expand to a bigger venue..
  6. It will be perfect since on finals it will Caturday! I have seen the Bluecoats in cat shirts etc. on Caturday--perfect!
  7. I agree--and it is yet another way they presented their theme--Down Side Up--they took our eexpectations and thwarted them from when the impact would be to what a Ballad could be, to Drums (clapping) brining in the corps, even uniforms, and total corps dancing, electronic etc--they took the predictable parts of a drum corps show and turned it --well like the title of hteir show says. Loved it.
  8. I guess to me it just seems after a whole entire season of very long, grueling, seemingly endless days, letting it all just end there on the field where it should end-not the parking lot-in a somewhat relaxed and celebratory mood seems appropriate to me. It's done, so breathe deeply and hug or whatever. But what the corps wants to do is up to them. The only thing that bothered me a little on finals night (I was there all three) that even when they showed the video montage of all the corps, the Cadets did not even look up at the screens and held their stance. The video is a fun moment to see what moments they choose to show. And to be fair I noticed Santa Clara members did not look up at all either. I didn't quite get that--the video has been a somewhat new "tradition" --can't they be allowed to tilt their head up to maybe see themselves?
  9. Saw Academy all three nights and loved it every time! Just perfect
  10. Loved every moment. And the crowd showed their love
  11. No doubt they are worn out and tired! Great job
  12. What an amazing season for the Bluecoats. I have been able to see them live about 9 times this year from Boston to Florida to Allentown, and each time the show, and how the members perform it, has been exhilarating and moving to watch. And in a year of some exceptional shows from the Blue Devils, Carolina Crown and others, how awesome to be a part of such a season. All the best tonight-you got a great show, the crowd loves you, and I am wishing for Bluecoats to be announced last tonight.