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Everything posted by jjeffeory

  1. Honestly, I would be disappointed if you didn't call it like you see it. It's early days though, so we'll see what happens.
  2. Bluecoats will be your medicine. They've got an awesome show.
  3. Possibly, but guard is strong, brass is strong.
  4. Whelp, Just saw some Bluecoats videos. Part of what I saw is what is the technical parts I saw them working on a little bit a couple of weeks ago. In the context of being in the show, it is fantastic! What a cool show! Well, the sections I saw are incredible! This design is already something fresh and new for drumcorps! I haven't seen that from any other corps yet, so these guys just became my front runners....
  5. Wow, Bluecoats, you're the corps to beat in 2022!
  6. Mandarins are in good shape this year! I like the show, mostly. I don't care for the singing too much, but there are some good bones on the show. I don't imagine they will drop. The rest is up to them.
  7. This show has good potential, but they're coming out of the gate a little slower than many thought. I look forward to seeing a finished product.
  8. The uniform looks ok, but my god, why does everyone have to look like a version of BD? The uniform style is reminiscent of BD uniforms past, and Cavaliers are playing "Bent Knee" without bending their knee marching.... I think the Cavaliers look and sound VERY strong for 6/24/2022, but they've given up a bit of their visual identity recently. This show is going to score really well, imho.
  9. I'm sorry, I just saw a video of Cavies; after seeing SCV and Mandarins last night, and BD from a couple of days ago, I'm feeling pretty good about Cavaliers' competitive prowess this year.
  10. ...from what I saw of Cavaliers versus BD and SCV, I'd put Cavaliers up on SCV by a couple of points and ahead of BD by a point right now. All are sloppy and skeletal shows....
  11. Pacific Crest needs to add Phantom Regiment's evil Witch Queen to their list of props!
  12. You never need to apologize, wonder person. I'm just flashing back and reminiscing about DCP past... I do believe we echo some of the sentiments of the greater crowd growing fans, so that's probably a valid concern about the Cavaliers in the past, I dunno.
  13. I will say that I recall several people on here critiquing the Cavalier's bent knee marching style as being incredible dirty, and comparing it to Blue Devils and Cadets specifically in selling their idea that bent knee sucks... ...I also recall that many posters said they didn't play loud enough to be scoring so high in brass... I also remember the screams of all the visual "tricks" the Cavaliers used to score higher such as rolling on the ground during their '05 show, and of course their standing still while playing difficult music. I remember this all very clearly. I remember this as they progressed through the later part of the '00s
  14. Best wishes for your son! What an awesome adventure for you too! Wish I was there to see your joy tonight as your son marches in his first DCI contest!
  15. I think it's time to add another East Coast champion to the DCI mix.
  16. Even worse being down in Florida, BUT I'm sure Florida has its share of displaced Midwestern and Eastern folks that display their favorite sports teams.
  17. Incidentally, Chief, I predict BD in top 3 too. There's a lot to like about the show. The opening set and prop setup is really cool. The brass sounds good, and then they still have the lead trumpets. It certainly sounds like a BD hornbook too. I'm going to need to listen to this one a bit to fully appreciate what they're trying to do.
  18. Well, I find it somewhat amusing that BAC is playing Maslanka, and has a drum solo called "Snake" because of Cavaliers '89, and of course the many years that the Cavaliers had "Snake" drill in their shows. I noticed last year's Zoom production had Flight of the Bumblebee aka "The Green Hornet ( Go Bruce Lee)", which one could compare to BD's "Flight of the Bumblebee", and then there was Mercury, who Cavaliers are known for winning with while playing. Of course Boston played Sensemaya in 2018, which has been played successfully by Crown (2009), Cavaliers (1994), and Cadets (2018). It seems to me that Boston is doing something that has been done successfully by Star of Indiana and Crown in the past when they were building for a championship: You play something that has been played by someone else, and you play it better, or you try to play it better. You play it fresh and in your own way, but a comparison can be drawn. It's like they're saying, "We good enough for you to compare us to the big boys". I'm totally cool with it too. Boston totally dominated Mercury, and
  19. I watched the concert in the park video too. I really like the show, but I do agree with the musical pacing issues that someone previously mentioned. It's probably going to come down to what's happening on the field. I'm sure there can be something happening to smooth out those musical pacing issues. I'm very optimistic for this corps! I think Regiment is going to be top 5 quality performance-wise, but I also think Blue Stars and Cadets are going to be very good too. I've no idea about Blue Knights, but they and Mandarins aren't going to make things easy for the judges to rank and rate those corps this year...
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