johnpendell

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  1. johnpendell

    Carolina Crown 2018

    Bruckner 8 is going to be soooooooo epic I CANNOT wait...
  2. johnpendell

    Blue Devils 2018

    ;) ;) ;)
  3. johnpendell

    2018 HYPE

    I’m not sure, it’s just not really my cup of tea. It was definitely the best usage of it though, you’re right there. I was in band and choir when I was in high school and we had used the choir. I had to march on mello and join the choir in the ballad because we were so so small. It never really did too well, so I think maybe the whole vocal intergration left a sour taste in my mouth.
  4. johnpendell

    2018 HYPE

    I’ll give a couple... REALLY excited for BD. That show is going to be great. ( I know nothing ) I had a disconnect these past couple years but I think I and most everyone will enjoy this show. Pleasseee though BD don’t put random modern pop references in, that’s my only thing. Haven’t really seen a whole lot from any one else but they’re my pic to win just because this concept is wild. SCV ... they have so much momentum I can’t wait to see what they’re gonna do.. hear it’s aggressive and I like that. I’m hoping to not see a 7+ mic’d ensemble, I think SCV is talented to do it all as a group. Other than that.. we’ll see.. Crown uhhh idk, Crown and Cadets are my favorites... but they both have tendencies to have shows sometimes that just... don’t do it quite enough. And I want them to ####### win every time. I’m a worried fan ha ha.. This show seems very promising though. I do think they’ll be more likely to scare BD quite a bit all summer than SCV though just a hunch. Hairy pants band?? How bout crowns up and coming drum line too... expecting the guard to be WAY stronger. No more live singers CAVS... please break top 3. I want it, they want it, America wants it. On madness and creativity sounds... very... BD’ish... but I’m sure it’ll be different. Can’t wait to see the guard they are all so ferocious. They’re due a Sanford. BAC ... okay they need to be top 5 this year and it’s sad cause someone has to be taken out in order for someone to be put in but please if anyone let it be Boston I don’t think last year was lightning in a bottle, they have something really good working for them. I cry at the Gino horn line sound they have now though... no more live singers. Cadets ... despite current events I hope no one takes it easy on them. They should be excellent as they always are known to be. don’t really know what to expect show design wise from them? I guess the conversations over... I do think there’s gonna be a lot of support for them this summer and I think it’ll inspire and motivate the members to do even more. I’m excited to see pretty much every facet of what they’re planning on doing... hoping for a better finish than last years show. Mad about the live singers, you could just use a pre recorded track like in 2011 where it’s perfect every time but, whatever I guess. Whatever’s more ~organic~ Do you Cadets! BK ... I’ve heard they’ve dropped their 4 year long aesthetic and are moving on to something different something new. Something about sun gods? I need less expressionist and psychological shows from them. They do it very well, but I know they want to be competitive and I just don’t think it’s the right avenue for them. Too much ambiguity. Guard needs to step up a bit. Hornline continue from last year, I was wowd at San Antonio. Drum line, continue being gods...the judges will get it one day. ill write more later on the rest of em
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    2018 HYPE

    So, for the past year and half I was scared to make posts on here, as there are people on here with way more experience/knowledge (don’t want to step on no one’s toes on DCP) but... I’ve realized that that shouldn’t distract from the point of this site: TO LOVE DRUM CORPS, and to DISCUSS it. We’re all bored. So with that said, what are all of you excited about seeing? What are you hoping to see? What are you hoping NOT to see? What corps are you anticipipating/waiting to be surprised by the most? What captions do you speculate will do well with all corps? Opinions on rep/eventual uniforms/show designs, etc. ... Have a go.
  6. johnpendell

    Carolina Crown 2018

    Has nothing to do with this years show but I just thought about this while watching shows this evening. So in 2013 Crown, their very first entrance is the singer saying “what” with other Steve Reich lyrics for EOTB. I immediately thought huh... (and this is not a comparison at all) it just reminded me so much of Cadets 2015 when the recorded audio says “ONE” at the entrance of their show. Call me crazy.
  7. johnpendell

    Carolina Crown 2018

    Something different something new! The video sounds nice
  8. His entire personal life has sort of been put on 100% these past couple weeks, so it’s not too out there of a thought. You are right though.
  9. johnpendell

    Blue Devils 2018

    I know quite a bit of inside scoop for BD this year, and this is going to be a WAY better show than last year, musically. It’s crazy how much these top corps outdo each other every year and do even CRAZIER stuff the next year to maintain status... BD is going to do it effortlessly. Musically, get excited.
  10. Didn’t put much of an input on any of this... this actually my first post since finals week last year. While everyone is talking about the victims, and the future of Cadets/Hopkins/YEA, and rightfully so, I’ve been wondering how his significant other is taking all this... last Monday he changed his FB profile photo to a photo with him and her. I dunno... just seems like a really awkward situation to be in. Hope things work out for the best for her.
  11. What exactly happened?? Did it just go out or ?
  12. johnpendell

    Cadets 2017

    It's been said many times before, but you are my favorite poster on here. Wish DCP was more positive towards everyone, there are many others but you are the most kind hearted, almost like all the kids are your own LOL!... after all..SOMEHOW, kids show up as members of all these corps every year proud and unapologetic of what they produce on the field every day. Anyway, great job Cadets.. amazing work. Y'all have a big fan.
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    Cadets 2017

    Agreed 100%. Only Cadets can bring the emotions to me that they do.
  14. johnpendell

    DCI Finals Beer Pairing

    Um... can I come watch drum corps with you...what a creative way to get drunk LOL