Super Don-O

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About Super Don-O

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Junior ages ago, DCA more recently
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Vanguard, Bluecoats
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    '88 Suncoast Sound, '91 Blue Devils
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1989
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    Male

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  1. Today is Charlie Parker's 100th birthday. What better way to celebrate one of the most creative minds in 20th century music than by pulling out the old CDs or videos of the '91 Blue Devils and their amazing Conversations in Jazz show. As if you needed an excuse to bathe in the sound of one of the finest brass line DCI ever fielded.
  2. Technically "88 Finals" is a show, so I'm going with that - that year was all-time great, one of the best ever Suncoast Sound VK BD SCV Madison
  3. I'm not a lawyer, but based on what is presented in the article, if accurate, I'd say maybe he has a case as far as the business expenses and the 2017 bonus are concerned, but the rest of it seems unlikely. At least I hope so.
  4. 1997 For me that means Crossmen. I went to Finals in Orlando by myself in '97. I flew down, spent the days in Disney and the evenings watching the shows. After Finals I went to dinner with some other folks I had met in the stands, we talked and laughed for a while, and I mentioned I had a 2:00 flight the next day. Someone suggested I could go get on standby for an earlier flight, which sounded like a good idea. So I did. I managed to get a seat on a 9:00am flight the next morning. When I took my seat I noticed the girl next to me was wearing a Crossmen jacket and had her medal a
  5. There are plenty of highlights from '88. Vanguard's first run at Phantom of the Opera which was, in my opinion, even more entertaining than their championship reprise of '89. The Devils were just plain cool with their swagger and musicality. Madison brought the house down with their muscular Malaguena... … but for me the show of the year has to be Velvet Knights. That soprano line was off the hook in Zorba, and even though Madison won it all with Malaguena, the VK version is an all-time classic. That show had comedy gold and pure entertainment from top to bottom, culminating in a patrioti
  6. The entire top 5 were very entertaining in '94. I especially enjoyed the Cadets and Vanguard. I still have my '94 Vanguard shirt. If it was a person it would have aged out 5 years ago. I wish it still fit...
  7. I find it almost poetic that the one typo in your post was in the name of the Browns. Those guys never catch a break. 😛
  8. 1993 was the year DCI experimented with closed circuit broadcasts of Finals. I remember the senior corps I was marching with rented a hotel ballroom for the night and hooked up a large screen and projector for the show. It was like a precursor of the cinema productions they now do. As was the case back then, if you weren't wealthy enough to travel a lot there were usually a number of corps you didn't get a chance to see before finals because they had toured a different region of the country. In '93 that included Star for us. The first viewing we had of that show was Finals night. W
  9. I'm guessing either Rocky Point Holiday or Cadillac of the Skies
  10. So you're asking if I would cheer for a 1980's or '90's show? Heck yeah I would!
  11. What I love about these lists is how few of the shows chosen actually won. I think it's a great demonstration that winning is great, but doing something powerful and memorable is even better.
  12. I may have had 4, but they were consecutive years. You had three, but they weren't consecutive. So we both failed 😛
  13. 1990 Star of Indiana Belshazzar's Feast 1991 Blue Devils Conversations in Jazz 1992 Crossmen Songs for the Planet Earth 1993 Blue Devils A Don Ellis Portrait Yes, I cheated. You can bill the extra show to my room service.
  14. Paul Cain - that guy was a treasure. I can still hear his voice announcing the corps... I don't know of any other announcer who so effortlessly communicated his, and our, love for those kids on the field.