westcoastblue

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    Devils
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    Devils
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Devils 1988, 2006, 2008-2010
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    2008

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  1. Well, BD. It is more my cup of tea, of course. But I would not be bothered at all if Bluecoats win.
  2. I would rather see this show again than SCV or Cadets for sure.
  3. Personal taste. I find the voiceovers and ending to be perfect. Think the emotional impact less without them. Cheers.
  4. Couldn't care less. More knowledge, more possibilities, etc. I do know that we would not want to mic any 30 of most Dci brass lines say 30 years ago. I think DCI is in it's prime of excellence, creativity, and entertainment.
  5. Interesting. Thanks for taking the time. While judging is subjective, there could be some data here worth interpreting in various ways. Judging is hard. Most I know that judge at the highest levels of DCI, BOA, WGI take it very seriously and do a fair amount of self analysis over their ranking rating and spreads. They all want to get it "right". By that I mean right according to the sheets, the philosophy of DCI, their training, the performance that evening and that evening only, and their gut. Many of them talk about their gut being important and that if they have ever second guessed themselves- looking back, their gut was always right. So yeah- subjective, but with a lot of specific training and guidance and a motivation to be as fair as possible.
  6. Not sure you are correct in this assessment. Seems the major regional assignments dictate who is doing final's week. Though the Allentown group maybe isn't doing finals exactly, I imagine this panel will all be some part of doing one of the three nights.
  7. Some really great moments PR. And it completely comes across as authentic you. More heart and passion than several in the top six.
  8. After all the hype, surprised by how rough SOA was, both design and execution. Lots of stuff not lining up and many rough sounds. It seems they aren't able to clean or refine this late in the season. Just a really bad run? Enjoyed Crest much more.
  9. I'll play. BLOO: Aesthetic=9, Intellectual=8, Emotional= 10 BD: Aesthetic=10, Intellectual=10, Emotional= 8 SCV: Aesthetic=6, Intellectual=9, Emotional= 5 CC: Aesthetic=7, Intellectual=7, Emotional= 6 BC: Aesthetic=7, Intellectual=7, Emotional= 7 CAVIES: Aesthetic=9, Intellectual=8, Emotional= 10 BK: Aesthetic=6, Intellectual=9, Emotional= 9
  10. Sorry fellas. You are setting yourself up for more frustration if you think the Scouts have a chance to move up a few spots. I would not be surprised if Troopers over take them by championships. If you like older type shows, you certainly can find things here to enjoy. I would rather hear them play a few of their tunes in a concert arc than watch the show. It seems that after their opener, you know, thirty minutes into their show, I just can'y watch any more. I find the show offers nothing new, interesting, innovative, unique in a way that holds my interest. Troopers do not have these things in spades either, but they do have some of these components in their show.
  11. This is EXACTLY what we want recaps to look like this time of year. Too many decades of ordinals matching across the recap. It is rare and nearly impossible to be ranked the same place in every caption. Yes, those that win most likely are great at everything, but such is largely not possible for most corps.
  12. The tarps help the show for me. The grey uniform really is unappealing in and of itself and additionally gets lost on the green grass. The tarps help define much of their staging and forms. It is clear the show was written with them in mind. In the dome, most of the glare will go away. That said, not sure it is worth a tenth. The tarps help the show for me. The grey uniform really is unappealing in and of itself and additionally gets lost on the green grass. The tarps help define much of their staging and forms. It is clear the show was written with them in mind. In the dome, most of the glare will go away. That said, not sure it is worth a tenth.
  13. Weak. I suppose you can justify your stance, but it seems DCI and more importantly, the corps do not agree with you. I hear his commentary is well informed and fair. What the BK percussion program is bringing to the field is extraordinary and deserves the attention it will continue to get.