Liahona

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  1. Don't fear...UNDERDOG is here.... I most always root for underdog....BUT an undefeated season is pretty cool also...
  2. I enjoyed playing our corps song GIANT in 90-91...not sure why the on-field warm-up is gone with the wind...
  3. I think this is a VALID question...anyone in the know? All I heard on the field pass is they wanted to make the environment into a stage...hmmmm...hopefully someone knows what they are doing....
  4. As per Charlie Willis from the BAC website forum... "Major league congrats to the Boston Crusaders pitt for getting first place in their division for percussion ensemble. They scored a 95 and beat out Blue Devils, Santa Clara Vangard, and many others. Their performance was out of this world. Also, major congrats to Jen (mello) for getting first place in solo competition. She played a french horn solo and beat many other performers with her score of 97."
  5. maybe we should start all shows on the starting line...
  6. I think maybe there may be an expectation that a certain corps will do well with a certain type of show and that expectation is what we grow to love. Each corps has their own unique identity. I felt an EXTRA boost last year emotionally for Phantom and the Championship because I felt that it was the show that should have won and did win. I was estatic for Phantom at the same time and felt that emotion. I think if it was by an unknown corps I would have relished in their win, but maybe not at the same level emotionally. I want to say intellectually that I would be glad for Avante Noodle, but emotiaonally pulling at a far greater level for Phantom.
  7. 08 Blue Devils for the win...I am not a fan of this years chairs at all. 09 Crown..was not convinced at annapolis BUT Allentown live changed my mind...Color green..um oh well can't have everything 09 Cadets...miles above last year...makes me think of 1990....wish though music was a little more melodic IMO 09 Cavaliers is a toss up...Samurai, was to me mehhh..but this years show is much better IMO. 09 SCV..stunning and incredible without a doubt...reminds me of Boston 2002 08 Bluecoats...much more fan accessible and fun to enjoy... 09 Boston...show has connected with me on many levels...and SO happy they are in the hunt...top 6 perhaps? 08 Phantom...probably my favorite show this decade..well..in the top 3 anyway 08 Blue Stars...liked last years concept better...this year too Cheezy for my taste... 09 Blue Knights...feels more accessible then usual...liked the snowball effect... 08 Glassmen...liked last years costuming and was a fun show...this year not really into the 'one' thing 09 Troopers...nice to see them back 08 Madison...this years show is a train wreck...
  8. I don't consider my comments here just a good rant. I was only telling what ACTUALLY happened. I have not voiced my opinion that DCI was Evil? I just feel they need to be a little more considerate with people that need assistance.
  9. I can't say we had that same experience....perhaps we did not speak with the right people is all I can say to that...
  10. I really think its a travesty for not providing handicapped parking LOS...BUT it does not surprise me at all!!!! This has actually got me very mad and maybe I'm now overreacting, but this has been just a few of my experiences over the years with DCI... In 1992 finals in Boston my mom had to sit in the endzone becaue there was no place for wheelchairs (she had cancer). Last year at Allentown my father was denied access to the handicapped parking because it was full????( he could barly walk and had been in intensive care for 4 months of that year) I was also given VERY little assistance ahead of time by the DCI office. This year at Annapolis they closed down the elevator, (we arrived early) so my father could not get to his seat easily. AND for all the other handicapped people...WHY does DCI give you crappy seats? I have never seen a good seat for the handicapped yet at ANY event.
  11. I really enjoyed BK's show this year....I can't say that I've always had that same opinion in the past(not my taste)...I wish them the very best come finals....
  12. ties are back in the rules...so that is my prediction...
  13. Let me put this to rest. I was at the show and I know WHO Tony Dicarlo is as I marched with his son years ago and he was at the gate escorting corps onto the field and NOT judging the competition.
  14. I left this post over at BAC's forums earlier today....but thought it would be appropriate here also... To the 2009 Boston Crusaders, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for such a fine performance Saturday at Allentown PA. Thank you to those guys/gals that remained with BAC from the previous year. Your maturity was very obvious Saturday night. I was so PROUD to be sitting there on the 50 right next to the press box cheering you on. You had a great show which moved me emotionally on many levels with the horn line having a VERY MATURE sound that projected extremely well to the press box. The color guard was gorgeous and sexy I might add...the drum line was just plain on FIRE and quite musical! You did not let the bad draw for Showtime effect you at all-you had the crowd in the palm of your hands for the 12 + minutes of that performance. It was definitely a STANDING O at the end of that show and not to be just a polite one either! You are definitely some of the best marchers on the field today. I was also at Annapolis in the beginning of the season and I can see the MASSIVE improvement you made this season by huge LEAPS and BOUNDS. No matter where you end up at finals, you can be rest assured that you have made this former member and alumnus PROUD! You guys/gals are just terrific! If I was judging the Allentown show you definitely would have EARNED BOX 5 without a doubt. To the Design Team, Brass Staff, Percussion Staff, Guard Staff and Visual Staff....Thank you so much for giving BAC such a well designed and thought out product from TOP to BOTTOM....and then having the ability to help them EXECUTE that great product. Thank you Tom Spataro for your great leadership! SPECIAL THANKS to whoever decided on the new uniform choice! Also thank you for the great costume choice for the guard and the really nice silks for the show. I really hope that this staff stays on with Boston because I see some really great things for the future of this group as you are definitely on the right path to the top. Eat em' up Boston and best of luck at finals. Roger BAC Soprano 1990-91
  15. I didn't look at the other posts, but I have to say that you hear it on the VODs because I heard it AT THE SHOW. I was on the 50 yard line right next to the judges in section R and you could hear the drums from other groups while the show was going on. It is my opinion that that staging area was way too close to the stadium. I would also like to add that having gone to Allentown for many years now...the drums warm-up was definitely more distracting than usual. I'm not sure if the newer aluminum upper deck versus the old wood upper stands has anything to do with it or not...but I doubt it.
  16. Hi guys...I'm in Allentown right now..started raining...does anyone know the revised show times?...this would be very helpful... thanks
  17. Forgive me if this has already been discussed...but how is the performance order this year going to be determined for quarterfinals?... thanks
  18. Having been in a company front at the end of show WITH HIGH MARK-TIME...I always hate to see that camera that always looks down the line from the sidelines...I'm sure they try and avoid that camera view these days...
  19. In reference to Cadets 1987...Just watched this on FN...I have a question about that soloist at the end....Was he really playing or doing a visual to make it look like he was playing? This is not meant to disrespect the musician whoever he is....
  20. Sterling VA [LWX] radar weather report at 5:35pm EDT (2135Z): An area of echoes, 1/10 coverage containing thunderstorms and extreme rain showers. The area is 75 nm wide from 054° at 126 nm to 151° at 91 nm from LWX. Maximum tops 51,000 feet. The area is centered at 091° at 81 nm from LWX. Cell movement is from 210° at 23 knots. An area of echoes, 2/10 coverage containing thunderstorms and extreme rain showers. The area is 22 nm wide from 328° at 76 nm to 340° at 50 nm from LWX. Cell movement is from 210° at 23 knots. An area of echoes, 2/10 coverage containing thunderstorms and extreme rain showers. The area is 22 nm wide from 009° at 14 nm to 193° at 49 nm from LWX. An area of echoes, 4/10 coverage containing very heavy rain showers. The area is 240 nm wide from 300° at 125 nm to 120° at 117 nm from LWX. Automated station. In english...this is not very good weather at all...close to fairfax
  21. I think people need to lighten up for crying out loud...that name is no different than any of the other ones...people can IMPLY or INFER what they wish...but I think it plain silly...