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Tony L.

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  1. Is it just me, or should this already be posted? The lineup was determined by scores (I thought), so what is the issue. Alternatively, if it has been posted, then apologies to DCI. And could someone share it? Thanks!
  2. I feel like the order is set now. Just like the final run through of a dog show. The only thing I really hope for is the Cadets maintaining the 6th spot. Opening the final group would be amazing!
  3. I am not one to go out on a limb (I am too fat for that). But, i just have a feeling that someone might nip BD. Their show just kind of lays there. And I am just not sure it is all that. And is it just me or were there some significant dirt in brass and guard tonight. So I just do not know that we should be anointing BD just yet. Please keep in mind that I anointed them last week. LoL.
  4. I have said it before, but I will say it again. The Cadets show makes me so happy! It is almost like we can finally exhale!
  5. Wow! Great night for Colts! 2.5 point spread to BK! And a win for percussion wow!!! Great work from the Red Team!
  6. Better to have transition issues at this point rather than fundamentally bad show designs that are not salvageable. Like in some recent shows.
  7. I love this year's show. But, I think transitions need work. Especially ially between the Jazz segment and the ballad. They seemed to take a beat or two tonight, to let it breath. It needs more. I am hoping for some musical interlude that is closing of the club, evening over kind of moment. Then lead into that fantastic ballad. They just need to let some portions of the show breath and resolve. I can't wait to see them in Indy!
  8. I have had dreams where I am pulled from the seats and asked to fill in for a hole. Of course, I agree, but have absolutely no idea where I am supposed to be or what I am supposed to be doing. It does not go well. LoL. Among other dreams that involve drum corps.
  9. Thanks for sharing. Just donated! Every little bit helps!
  10. Is it just me, or do these recaps barely mention the Cadets? I would think the match-up between Cadets and Mandarins would have been a topic.
  11. This show just makes me happy. It is like a glimpse into Cadets past and into the future. Can't wait to see it live!
  12. Just my general thoughts after watching last night. General disclaimers - not live, first reads for most, etc. Generally I feel like each of the Top shows has flaws and generally speaking I did not love any of them. And what that usually means in a DCI season is that BD will in Indy. And based on last night, I would not argue against that. Crown's show was just too much. It had Phantom 1991 and 1992 levels of fabric. It had an attempt at times to be Bluecoats from something like kinetic noise. It had the Cadets drill from Power of X and the Christmas show. Then it had the classic 1980s drum feature move where the hornline uses a cape or maybe a flag to add visual stuff. They chose Garfield's 1988 ribbons. And finally I think this is the heir apparent to New Era and Do Better. Too much. And the cheese at the beginning is just annoying. It is such a shame because all of the parts are there. That hornline! A much improved guard who earned that 1 in performance. And a salvageable drumline. Just a shame they are hamstrung by this mess of a show. BD had me from Moonriver on. The beginning just felt like it was going in fits and starts. They will figure it out I am sure. Boston this year is so much more enjoyable to me than years past. I love the clarity on the field and their effective use of the props. I that they have room to grow. SCV had moments. And the drumline is what it always is. And I did enjoy all of the flag work by the guard. I also liked their uniforms way more that 2019. But the show just seems flat. And I fear that maxing out performance levels can't make up for it. Finally, I did not think Bluecoats had a solid run yesterday. Once again a supremely talented corps from top to bottom, but the vehicle they have been given this year just won't get it done. And the actual words being spoken in their narration (not the fact that it is narration) is possibly the most insipid I have seen in DCI. And yes it may be from the source material, but insipid is insipid. I reserve my right to completely change my mind when seeing them live at the end of the year. It is not uncommon for me to underwhelmed at first, but totally changed at Indy. So please don't come for me!
  13. I booked my flight to Indy from New Orleans a while ago. And it was easily double the cost from last year. And I am risking a connection in Atlanta! Fingers crossed!
  14. I understand. But I feel like the Cadets this year do produce a solid mix of marching with the obligatory posing. Marching and playing is not dead. Now, will it be rewarded? The judging drives what is perceived as achievement.
  15. Finally saw the show. WOW! Souch abeautiful show and flow. Love the progression and the narration makes sense and does not detract. I loved it. And I was happy to hear an audience go crazy for them. Indy will be very interesting. America loves a comeback story and I feel the audience will finally be ready to fully embrace the Cadets! I can't wait to see them in Indy!
  16. I finally watched the Cadets show. It is a fantastic show and I think it announces to the world that the Cadets are back in business! Love it!
  17. Haha, depending on how my diet goes leading up to Indy, it could be yours! Thankfully I got an XL. But an XL in 1988is like a Large today!!!!
  18. So, I have decided to try to wear the first drum corps t-shirt I ever bought in Indy as a way to celebrate the anniversary. It is a classic Cavaliers Hornline shirt from 1988. If I can squeeze into it! Interested to see what others first t-shirt was and if anyone else has anything they are doing to celebrate the anniversary.
  19. 1972 Anaheim Kingsmen 1987 Garfield Cadets 1988 Suncoast Sound 1992 Crossmen 1994 Bluedevils 1996 Phantom Regiment 2005 Cadets 2014 Blue Knights 2018 Santa Clara Vanguard
  20. Quick Thoughts. Love the Colts drum line. I love when I can actually hear dynamics in a drum line. And I think the show is a very good vehicle for the drums and the corps. Madison's show was shockingly boring visually. And the lack of actual marching by the corps proper was sho king. Possibly my least favorite Scouts show ever. On the flip side,the Brasssounded strong (but it should because of the lack of movement). Blue Stars strong as usual. But, I really wish they could learn to edit visually. They always have just that extra clutter that gets in the way. Still enjoyable. Bluecoats musically just seem very bland to me this year.very strong ensemble, But, they did not get an opportunity to really shine. On the bright side, the narration stopped before it got to the point that I found so insipid that they lost me completely. Only so many eye rolls allowed in one show! Very happy to get a good listent o Phantom's music.at the theater, the audio was totally screwed up. Very enjoyable program. They will definitely be a crowd favorite in Indy! Can't wait to actually see everyone live! Oh, Flo Marching was actually pretty solid for me tonight. Pleasant surprise.
  21. Great number from the Cadets tonight. Here's hoping they can stay this close to BAC. Hoping for at least 6th this year!
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