Saw it live.
The park itself is delightful. A wonderful patch of green space. Quite lovely.
That hornline has POWER. Excellent dynamic contrast, good tone, good blend...heckuva lot of volume.
Didn't get a good read on percussion from my position. Pit is doing some interesting stuff technically that could pay dividends (how they stick some of the four-mallet work).
The music itself...the Rocky/Hamilton mashup didn't sell as well for me in person as it did on video, apparently. Appreciated it from a "that was unexpected" perspective. The herald trumpets were awesome, though. So were the trombones. The ballad would be better without the vocals, or with them live...though part of that may be me judging against Wicked Games.
But it's also just possible that I'm just not a fan of George's arranging--I appreciate it without necessarily liking it, and that's been true since at least "Rise."
It could definitely medal just off of hornline power and guard, but I have no clue who I would peg to move down.
That said: great event all around. Glad I was able to attend. And Conquest was as awesome as ever.
Also: I would guess that if they have a late-season addition...it would make a lot of sense for Giant to make an appearance.