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    Bluecoats 2018-LETS GO BLOO

    I do like Hymn of Axicom, but I'm a sucker for a good mello solo and just that entire 2010 show. Getting the chance to follow that show all throughout the summer on tour marching a different corps, it's one of the productions that always stands out inmy mind for how much I loved being able to catch it live (along with phantom)!
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    Bluecoats 2018-LETS GO BLOO

    I saw the Saro video a few days ago on reddit, and it has been stuck in my head the past few days. VERY excited to see how this takes shape on the field, could be at the top for my favorite ballad this summer! I like Crown's "If I Fell" and hope that it will grow a lot this summer, can't wait to hear what cavies do with "Vanishing Act" too, but this will be a definite contender! The last ballad I loved from Bluecoats was back in 2010.
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    Spirit of Atlanta 2018

    Really loving the design of this production! This show along with those uniforms they revealed is light years ahead of what they have recently been producing. The only thing that worries me is the lack of content in the drill design. They could easily move up the ranks to around the 14-15 range and pull in more talent in for next year, where they could be a solid contender for finals. Prove me wrong SOA and KSA!
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    Carolina Crown 2018

    Anyone periscoping or fb live streaming the preview? Really want to see this, I couldn't make it up there tonight.
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    Mandarins 2018

    From Fruhauf Uniform's FB page
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    Carolina Crown 2018

    Crown might be taking a representation of some local South Carolina lore of the infamous Lizard Man with these uniforms and show! SC Lizard Man History and Festival
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    Cadets 2018

    Cadets win for best headgear <shako> 2018, This I Believe.
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    Carolina Crown 2018

    Like 2017, not really digging the headgear. BUT, I understand why the designed it that way, looks like they eyes are made out of a mirror so they will really stand out in the stadium lights. I could see them doing some interesting visuals with their head down so that the eyes are straight ahead and it looks like a heard of beasts coming toward you.
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    Carolina Crown 2018

    Between the uniform leak, music, drum finishes, etc. I am definitely getting more of The Shape of Water feel from this program. Starts out beastly and mysterious and then turns out to be more whimsical and heartfelt, just IMO.
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    Phantom Regiment 2018

    I was able to view the video literally minutes before it was taken down, couldn't even get a second viewing. I agree that this is a new direction for phantom and not quite what I was expecting either- it had it's ups and downs. I was really hoping to get an elegant 2010 vibe from the announcement, but this is not what I found. I applaud that PR put that much on the field playing and moving for an early public performance. I agree with another poster that this does seem like a younger corps with some rough musical moments from the brass, but it does appear that their visual design has greater momentum compared to some years in the past. The video was kind of at an awkward angle but I think there will be some nice moments in the drill based on their uniform design. The props are interesting and will be used well from what I could see in video, I hope they get a backing or something more added to them. I really enjoyed the opener's source music from Mr. Magorium and I think they captured that pretty well with the opener, just needed to fix some staging issues. Not a percussionist here, but I really didn't like all the tenors on the field nor did I think all the trombones added that much either, these both felt like design choices where they said "well, other corps are doing it so why not us?" The biggest cringe worthy moment personally was at the start of the ballad with the electric guitar, Phantom's identity in my head versus what I was hearing clashed and just really erked me. Overall, I like what they are doing and think that they will tweak this program to make it more phan phriendly come August. Mod edit: suggesting a location for finding videos not released by DCI and their member corps goes against our media policy.
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    2018 Uniforms!

    Can anyone confirm if Spirit will be returning this look to the field? I thought this is one of the best of spandex uniforms of last summer.
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    Drum Finishes 2018

    Not a percussionist and don't usually follow this annual thread that closely, but we don't usually have natural wood finishes with the drumline- right? Kind of cool to see both BAC and Blue Stars using it this summer.
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    Phantom Regiment 2018

    Will be interesting to see what the diamond shape around the face will all look like together on the field. Wonder if that was intended or just a "side effect" of the hood and how the uniform was constructed.
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    The Cavaliers 2018, 70 years of excellence

    You could make out the side of a prop in the Cavalier's instagram story from this evening. I went to go back and screenshot it but it was already deleted. What they just put up showed a speaker on the field too. All I could tell about the prop was that it had wheels and looked to be something like a screen, not entirely sure.
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    Phantom Regiment 2018

    No, I would guess that the design team was pushing more into the non-headgear movement and bringing more of the WGI winds/drumlines look to the field with the use of the built-in hood.