gak27

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About gak27

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  • Birthday 06/04/1963

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    1974 - 1980 Royal Crusaders, 1982 27th Lancers
  • Your Favorite Corps
    SCV, PR, 27
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    SCV 1975
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1975
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  1. Thanks, John... One other thing I noticed is that they are currently double posting... Greg
  2. ...that have recently started inundating the World Class Discussions forum? Is this intentional and planned? They make up approximately half of the posts listed on the first two pages...
  3. "...and the crowd liked them..."
  4. We (Royal Crusaders) were at the show when it was announced they were disqualified. As I recall, the announcement was made over the PA system after the scores were announced, maybe as the Crossmen were leaving the field? Regardless of the timing of the announcement, as they were leaving the field someone in the horn line yelled (some obscenity, I'm sure) and a horn came flying out of the horn line block and landed on the field.
  5. 11. Judge sheet "runners" and the "sheet bag" coming down on a wire from the press box (at some shows) 12. Score "easel" at the front right corner of the field (right near the tabulation table/tent) during prelims (at shows that had them) with handwritten corps names and scores with "dynamic" finalist postioning
  6. I love the Madison 1995 soprano and 1996 Phantom Buick choices! So so many memorable ones to choose from over the years, but I think i'll have to go with trumpet, 2009 SCV, if only to be in the final build and company front.
  7. DrumMan and Shofmon, I'm unable to watch tonight but your two posts made me so happy I was able to see this show live. Love this corps and this show. ❤️
  8. One can always hope...
  9. Totally agree with you - Madison, particularly at the end of their show and Cavies throughout were just overbearing. In both cases it made the music sound overly artificial and did a disservice to the battery and brass behind them.
  10. Any news about last night? Changes? We were on page 3 people!
  11. "He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two-dimensional thinking." - Spock
  12. J, Great review and spot on with most of my observations! Cavies and Madison (esp at the end of the show) simply had too much synth low end/goo. As someone mentioned in the Massillon thread, Cavies brass seemed "artificial sounding" at times...a bit unsettling and jarring. I enjoyed Cadets a lot more than I was expecting to - the brass and percussion especially are working their butts off. Blue Knights was just a miss for me, despite the obvious talent present. Of course, my personal fav show of theirs was the English Folk Song Suite-based one, so... Totally agree with everything you said about Santa Clara, but I'd personally like even more in the ending (reprise Spring with the guard "blooming again" in their Spring apparel...something) and that transition could be smoother. Still, a fabulous show. Bluecoats. Just, wow. Like this way more than Kinetic Noise. I had some interesting thoughts about this show and Crown's which I'm going to expound on soon in a new thread (along the lines of "what if X did Y instead...) I met WVU80 (Dave) before the show - we were going to get tickets together before his schedule got all wonky. Glad you were there with a ticket for him, even if it got FUBARed for you guys. He was keeping me updated on your plight, but unfortunately there was NOTHING up where I was...sorry I didn't get to meet up with you beforehand with Dave but I had other people to meet up with...