losnickes

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About losnickes

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  • Your Favorite Corps
    Racine Scouts, The Cavaliers, Phantom Regiment, Bluecoats, Carolina Crown, Madison Scouts, Santa Clara Vanguard, Blue Stars, Spirit of Atlanta, Crossmen
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Madison Scouts 1988, Cavaliers 2002
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1988 and 2002
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Texas
  1. Favorite Blue Devils show! There were so many great shows that year.
  2. Favorites: 1. 2016: “Down Side Up” This show was packed with things that I generally loathe. Trombones, VERY costume-y uniforms, extensive electronics, and a large dependence on props. BIG props. However, this show was pure lightning in a bottle. This show gave me every reason to hate it, but I loved it. Absolutely loved it. Every time I saw this show, it felt like I was seeing it for the first time. The vision the staff had to mount a production like this still amazes me. 2. 2014: “Tilt” This began a currently unbroken line of instant classics from the Bluecoats. If it weren’t
  3. Favorites: 1. 2009- “The Factory” I absolutely love this show. A great show with phenomenal music, and paired with a gorgeous uniform (my favorite of theirs). 2. 2014- “Where the Heart Is” I loved this show for the same reasons I loved 2009. Musically, this show had a very similar feel, as well. 3. 2010- “Houdini” I wasn’t in love with the gray uniforms, nor do I typically go for Phillip Glass, but this show just worked for me. 4. 2013- “Voodoo: I Put a Spell on You” They took a dark theme and made it surprisingly fun. Great music, and they sported a wonderful uniform.
  4. Favorites: 1988: In my opinion, it doesn’t get any better than this. Even if they were wearing gray. 2011: “The Beat My Heart Skipped” This was a decent show visually, but a FANTASTIC show musically. I listen to this one frequently. 2009: “1930” Great music, brilliant visual design, and an ingenious use of chairs made for one of the best championship shows of all time. And, quite deservingly, one of the highest scoring shows in history. 2014: “Felliniesque” This show was just flawless. While I was mildly annoyed it outscored my favorite show of all time (Cavies ‘02), I coul
  5. Favorites: 2014- “Turn” I really dug this show. They took a pretty dull four seasons concept and had a lot of fun with it. I especially enjoyed the Firebird/Summertime mix. 2012- “Shinto” Another really fun show. Relatively simple, design-wise, but a lot of fun nonetheless. 2002- “City Riffs” A great show from what I consider to be the “golden age” of drum corps. 2015- “Intergalactic” I like space-themed shows. While it wasn’t my favorite, it did feature some Star Trek music, which so few space-themed shows do. 2016- “Set Free” This show was ve
  6. Favorites: 1. 2014: “Vanity Fair” 2. 2016: “Drum Corpse Bride” 3. 2012: “Left of Spring” 4. 2011: “(RE)” 5. 2010: “Strangers in Paradise” Least Favorites: The Academy hasn’t really done a show I didn’t like. But if I had to pick one that didn’t “wow” me, I guess I’d have to go with 2008’s “Vienna Nights.”
  7. Genesis: 2013- “mOZaic” The corps’ first medalist show, and it left me thinking “Wow, they’re on their way.” Music City: 2011- “Let’s Dance” Not an overly sophisticated show, but that’s not always a bad thing. It was an awful lot of fun and jam packed with enjoyable tunes. And if memory serves, this was their first year as a full sized corps. Or at the very least, they were close to full size.
  8. Favorites: 2013- This is my absolute favorite show from The Cadets. The brass book shined in this production. 2011- I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like this show. They knocked it out of the park with this one. 2000- see 2011. 2007- Love or hate all the narration (I generally hate it), this show was masterful performed, and the concept was well executed, in my opinion. I rather enjoyed it. 2014- It seems most people don’t care for this one. I thought it was great. The Copland pieces worked great and I thought the changing cummerbunds were subtle, but very effective.
  9. This is overall a pretty trivial question, but it's been bugging me since championships. I noticed in semis that the hornline and drumline members went without their drop sashes/leg cape things. Does anyone know why? Also, I feel like I saw their DMs wear red uniforms during the show, but they wore gray ones during retreat. Was there a reason behind that? As a side note, the Colts were FANTASTIC this season.
  10. If I had to pick just one, I'd have to go with Madison Scouts 1988. Also, I didn't to any live shows in 2014 (I watched a ton of webcasts), and I kick myself every day for it. A lot of great shows that year.
  11. For me, it's pretty hard to top Galen Karriker (PR 1991).
  12. Crowns, perhaps? Although I think I've heard people call them "fakos."
  13. I don't claim to know why, but I would guess that with I&E in Indy, all open class corps (the ones that travel to championships, anyway) can participate, plus it seems to have become a sort of community outreach thing in the streets of Indy.