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Coolest color guard effect

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2 stand out for me:

92 Cadets, the flight sequence in the ballad, especially the loop!!

08 Bluecoats and the double-sides flags in the opener....VERY nicely done!

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Old school, but the classic Rockford File (and all it's variations, especially the 27 incarnations) still kills it. I wish a corps would bring it back.

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HM:

1. Bridgemen guard standing in a tight arc on the 50, tearing off their shawls and tossing them to the ground in front of them.

2. A couple of corps have done this in the last few years....

Drums and horns go silent while the whole guard snaps their silks around 180 degrees...love that sound.

The tops:

Phantom '05 - everything that Sage did from the silks to the costumes to the movement IMHO was the most complete guard routine I have ever seen put on the field.

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Not really a trick but I loved the shiny blue flags by Freelancers '81.

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A few stand out for me but I go way back.

I think the guard stuff during the Pines Of Rome Star show was pretty awesome.

There's also a few rifle sections that stand out - most notably Anaheim, SCV and of course The Blue Stars for their uniforms alone.

twirlingflags1966.jpg

But way before that there were the young women in St. Joseph Patron Cadets who ( I believe ) in 1966 were the first to actually twirl their flags as part of the show ...

That was pretty awesome for the time.

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Old school, but the classic Rockford File (and all it's variations, especially the 27 incarnations) still kills it. I wish a corps would bring it back.

Yep Rockford File was legendary in those days and way cool.

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HM:

1. Bridgemen guard standing in a tight arc on the 50, tearing off their shawls and tossing them to the ground in front of them.

You mean the '78 rifle line, pulling off that shapeless cover-up to reveal those Blues Clues Halloween costumes? Sorry, not one Hoffman's more inspired visual concepts,imo. To be honest, I'm wondering how Bobby talked those girls, at least a few of whom were hard-nosed Bayonne kids from the St. Andrew's era, into wearing those things.

Bridgemen had a great corps that year. But if you're talking capes as a high-impact guard effect, I'd have to go with Dutch Boy '88's opening statement. Definitely more wow factor than the teddy bear outfits. :cool:

Peace,

Fred O.

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Old school, but the classic Rockford File (and all it's variations, especially the 27 incarnations) still kills it. I wish a corps would bring it back.

Didn't they do the Rockford file last year?

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