sched88

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  1. sched88

    Blue Devils 2019

    More drill, more drill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. When I was at Allentown for DCI East, the Mandarins performed their show as a standstill because of the rain. I was totally bored with it because there was no movement or color guard to go with it. When I saw them at the theater for prelims, I really enjoyed it because the movement and color brought the music to life and visa versa. That's what makes drum corps so cool to me. I like the music and movement together. One without the other just isn't as exciting in the context of drum corps. I wouldn't expect the same if I was going to an orchestral concert.
  3. sched88

    Santa Clara Vanguard 2018

    So proud of SCV!!!! I was hooked on this corps since 1999. LOVED that show and was mesmerized when i saw it live! It took 19 years to get a championship back but well worth it! You guys have so much class and i love the way you try different things in your show design. Keep it up! Glad there are no more DCI championship ties. Woo hoo!!!!!! You deserve to stand alone.
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    Cadets 2018

    Awesome job, Cadets! Looking forward to next year already where there will be absolutely no influence from GH in your show design. Can't wait to see what's next.
  5. I'm still bitter that I couldn't see their show live because of the rain-out in Allentown. This show is the one I wanted to see the most.
  6. sched88

    Cadets 2018

    I was part of that crowd screaming my head off for their performance. I saw them perform in June at the Allentown show and they have improved so much. It's good to be excited about the Cadets once again!!!!
  7. I've been going to Allentown since 1999 and love it. I like that it has the small-town feel to it with prices that are reasonable for food. I've been there for sweltering heat and downpours/thunderstorms but I still love it.
  8. sched88

    Santa Clara Vanguard 2018

    I know. I live in Mechanicsburg and it started raining hard at 8 PM. This morning, went to play tennis at Messiah college and got drenched at 11 AM even though the forecast didn't have rain until at least noon or later. I don't put too much faith in forecasts but always seem to worry when they may interfere with my drum corps plans!
  9. sched88

    Santa Clara Vanguard 2018

    Agreed. I have been there through drizzle to heavy downpours and the shows still went on. I was at West Chester one year, and we were watching the radar because it was a similar scenario to tomorrow's forecast in Allentown. The pockets of rain were heading right toward us but kept breaking up or going around us. We saw no rain until we got in the car to go home and then the skies let loose. Hopefully, we'll have a similar situation tomorrow. I'm taking a "newbie" along tomorrow and she is anxious to see all of the corps and I'd hate for her to miss out on some great drum corps.
  10. sched88

    Santa Clara Vanguard 2018

    Really? I've been checking out the forecast as well and it still looks pretty hairy through Friday night. Flash flood warnings in Central PA until Friday morning at 8 AM, but then 80% to 90% chance of storms on Friday/Friday night. Hopefully, they are wrong.
  11. sched88

    Cadets 2018

    Do you feel that with all of the props on the field these days, the drill has become less interesting? When I watch videos today, I feel like the drill isn't as interesting to watch compared to when the field was practically empty except for the corps itself. The props take away the space for the marching members to do the kind of drill that sticks out and has those "wow" moments. Plus, when members have to stop and move the props around, it is taking time away from actual marching too.
  12. sched88

    Santa Clara Vanguard 2018

    Please, SCV, make sure it doesn't rain on Friday night at DCI East! I want to see your show live so badly!!!!!!!!!!!! Plus, all of the other corps as well! :-)
  13. Yes, the forecast doesn't look the best but chances of rain (from the forecasts I hear now) should diminish as the week goes on. Hopefully, it will work out. All I know is that they will do everything in their power to get the show on the field. I was there when the Glassmen came on the filed and started performing and the skies let loose. Everyone had to exit the stadium for about 45 minutes until the storm passed. Once it went through, the competition started up again and they finished it.
  14. sched88

    Santa Clara Vanguard 2018

    Congratulations, SCV! Keep it up!
  15. I had tickets to last year's "rain out" show too. That's why I bought my ticket the day before the event when I saw what the weather forecast was going to be like.
  16. Yes, I agree with the pricing. I noticed how empty the stadium was when I picked my ticket on Friday when I bought it. There were so many empty spaces. For the corps who were there, the price was high. Add two more top five corps there, and I wouldn't think that. The price for my DCI East tickets are the same price as I paid for last night.
  17. Blooo is the REAL DEAL! What a show! What a brass sound! Just great! Can't wait to see how it stacks up against BD & SCV! The Cadets show was really good too. I enjoyed it so much better than the last several years. Keep up the good work!
  18. sched88

    Cadets 2018

    Thanks for the info. That will definitely change what time I will be leaving.
  19. sched88

    Cadets 2018

    I'm going! Does anyone know if any corps is rehearsing at the stadium? I've been looking for the rehearsal schedules of some of the corps but it doesn't look like anyone is using the stadium. Maybe Cadets2?
  20. sched88

    Santa Clara Vanguard 2018

    I LOVED this part of the show!!!! The musicality of the guard work is simply awesome!
  21. sched88

    Santa Clara Vanguard 2018

    I can't wait to see this show live! I really liked Ouroboros last year. Although the music wasn't the beautiful, melodic style that they had been doing, I enjoyed the change of pace and liked the aggressiveness of the show. I'm hoping they can bring home the gold this season! It's going to be a battle from the looks of things this early. But, just like other years, we'll have to wait and see what happens when all of the top corps go head-to-head to see what is reality.
  22. sched88

    Stanford, CA - June 23, 2018

    Yea, SCV! Can't wait to see you live!!!!!!!!!
  23. sched88

    Santa Clara Vanguard 2018

    Way to go Vanguard! I can't wait to see your show in person!
  24. sched88

    Cadets 2018

    I was thinking of heading to that show. If I don't go, then it won't be until DCI East that I will see any live drum corps.