nsxanax

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About nsxanax

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    DCP Veteran

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    40 yr. Fan
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Carolina Crown
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    SCV 1989; "Phantom of the Opera"
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1989
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Eastern NC
  • Interests
    DCI, BOA, photography, collector cars, vintage audio.

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  1. nsxanax

    Carolina Crown 2019

    Really glad you posted this. Since ‘13, this was the only Crown show I didn’t have the opportunity to see in person. We bought the Memphis PPV event, watched it live, and I’ve listened to a recording of it many times, on an mp3 I made. Sandwiched between ‘13 and ‘15, I believe OOTW has always gotten short shrift among Crown faithful. That show told a great story and the technical challenges of the brass book still blow me away. While an unabashed Crown honk, I must admit “Tilt” was my fave in ‘14 and I’ll concede that the Fellini thing probably rated gold. But Crown put on a heck of a show that season, too.
  2. nsxanax

    Carolina Crown 2019

    Perhaps akin to NASCAR fans toting used tires, worn as steel belted necklaces, from racing events. While no rug, I’m confident her chair “ties the room together,” far better than a burned out Goodyear...
  3. nsxanax

    Carolina Crown 2019

    I believe the three of us are essentially on the same page here. My beef, first and foremost with the evolution of the finale, was the music. Period. What they started out with initially—again musically—flowed well to the climax and fine. Irrespective of CC’s decision to excise the summary execution—and I hasten to add I believe that gun violence is an endemic social ill—the musical interlude that was added in order to renounce frontier “justice,” detracted from what [IMO] had been a very powerful closer. ...so to beat Helen’s horse [metaphorically SPCA’ers] one more time: loved Crown’s message of mercy, just wish the momentum of the music could have somehow been retained.
  4. nsxanax

    Carolina Crown 2019

    At the risk of losing what could one day be my future dentist, we’re going to have to part ways on Relentless’ finale. I recall all the hub-bub over gun violence on the CC thread that season. Honestly, I was fine with sparing the villan’s life, though I wish that could have been incorporated without altering the music so much. But let’s be honest: everybody else was simply contending for 2nd in 2016. Like E=MC2 and Downside Up, I believe there would have been rioting in LOS had SCV not been awarded the Founders Trophy this year.
  5. nsxanax

    Carolina Crown 2019

    Just a mere crumb of intel?!??
  6. nsxanax

    Carolina Crown 2019

    ...and can you confirm or deny the last word in your quote is the operative term?
  7. nsxanax

    Carolina Crown 2019

    For the sake of conversation, let’s say ‘12, ‘13, ‘15, & ‘16–just the first few to come to mind; I’m sure they’re others—were high water marks. What are the lessons/commonalities that can be drawn from those programs? Also, are we witnessing a sea change/paradigm shift in “winning” designs? Maybe Bloo ‘16 and SCV ‘18 are where we’re heading...
  8. So that’s where Helen ended up?!! Dang, one of the all time great Crown props ever. Low miles, and only driven by a little ‘ole drum corps one season...
  9. ...and which is one of the reason some in CrownLAND are so anxious to return to what was becoming the status quo for guard. Not doggin’ BAC for pilfering the talent, but unfortunately it’s put Crown at a competitive disadvantage the past couple seasons.
  10. ...just hope it rubs off on guard. And soon.
  11. nsxanax

    Carolina Crown 2018

    The OTT was nOTT. Still, mad love for ya CC!!!!
  12. nsxanax

    Carolina Crown 2018

    It’s one thing to feel like you left everything you had out on the field, but to do so in a run that might very well have been the best of the season? Great job Crown!!!
  13. nsxanax

    Carolina Crown 2018

    Very positive reviews on the Finals thread. Sounds like CC delivered big at crunch time
  14. nsxanax

    Carolina Crown 2018

    Bottom of the 9th. Two outs. Runner aboard. No extra innings in this game. Crown, gotta hit this run out the park, er, uh, stadium...
  15. nsxanax

    Carolina Crown 2018

    Keen eye & well played.