DrumManTx

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  1. Blue Stars have blown me away every year since 2010 when I first saw them live. Even when they dipped down to 13th, I found a lot to love. Their athletic ability, distinct brass sound, INCREDIBLE colorguard, and musical moments like the baritone entrance in the closer just connect with me. I’m glad that they were able to chain together two single digit placements for the first time since 2008 - 2010. Can’t wait to see what they do next year. The end of Dance Panels is one of the best drill and music combo portions of a show this year.
  2. I need to be back on the road with a corps again next summer. I’m missing it dearly right now.
  3. Mandarins were no fluke in 2018. While their dark shows might not be for everyone, they’ve forged an incredible identity that is instantly recognizable, and I am in love with. The colorguard, visual performance, and commitment to character is some of the best out there. Keep improving musically? They’ll be seeing some pretty high placements very soon. Unrelenting, intense, etc. Please keep doing you.
  4. 2016 and 2019 Crossmen might be my favorite modern shows from them. Put simply, that show is a freakin rock concert on the field. One of the most downright fun shows I’ve seen in awhile. LOVE IT! All sections are great, percussion improved a ton over the season. I hope they keep doing shows like this, I had a blast watching this show live.
  5. Show issues aside......those members didn’t let the show die. They cleaned the hell out of it and went with the changes and performed it with more heart than a lot. I think Imma stay off during performances and then check after each corps finishes.
  6. They’ve been posting videos on Facebook all week of the members who marched in corps wishing them luck. It’s a lot.
  7. I might have to do that as well, just wanna enjoy the shows one last time as they happen, and then jump in and comment. I might save most of that for my season review I'll post tomorrow.
  8. 2013 did I know. And there’s gotta be others I’m sure.
  9. Pacific Crest is in unique company as only the 3rd 14th place corps to break 85 with their 85.35. 2008 Colts with “Night and Day” scored 85.175 and the 1988 Crossmen scored 85.6.
  10. Why not both? They both satisfy completely different things for me. Blue Devils in their incredibly sophisticated themes and presentations paired with impeccable visual performance and Bluecoats in their incredible energy as performers and wildly entertaining shows. If this year has shown me anything, it’s that you do a show based completely on popular music or a really sophisticated theme and it doesn’t matter. It’s just how you do what you do, and can both be successful.
  11. I started following the whole season in 2010. My 10th season as a fan and at the end of the decade, this has turned into one of my favorites. From Open Class finals and Spartans championship, to an amazing set of 13th - 25th place performances from Jersey Surf and Pacific Crest among others, to an incredible top twelve, six, and two. Like said above, I hope all corps have their best run tonight. I would like it if certain corps end up in certain placements, but not at the expense of another corps having a bad run in the final day. In 2029 I’m sure I’ll be looking back on so many shows and moments from this season. So sad it’s over tonight, but what an amazing season it has been. Edit - I know it wasn’t Spartans first championship and yet I typed it. 😳
  12. If there is a corps I wouldn't want to follow, it's the Bluecoats. If there is a corps that can do it, it's the Blue Devils. Tomorrow is going to come down to who has the better run.