gak27

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  1. I LOVED the '78 show! A great combination of nuance and power - I particularly loved the tenor writing (including the soft mallet choice) at the beginning of "If You Believe" and the guard clicking their heels 3 times before the big push. I also liked this year's version of "Lezghinka" than 79's...
  2. THIS is an excellent choice. I was there, and the ENTIRE night was a slow, intense increase in crowd excitement. My dad brought his trusty Panasonic tape player/recorder and recorded the entire show live from the stands. The tapes still play and sound decent for their age and I 100% agree with you about the Muchachos show - even 40+ years later, those tapes trigger a memory response of seeing it live.
  3. In my limited live experience this year (Akron show on Monday), the L/R aspect of the sound experience was nonexistent on several occasions, and particularly noteworthy with soloists who were staged left or right vs center. During these occasions, their mic'd output came through as a non-directional, uniform sound and one had to hunt/search for the location of said soloist. Likewise for corps with shotgun/field mics that picked up the battery - regardless of placement on the field, accents/rimshots came from all speakers with no directional aspect and were, by and large, overbearing in their intensity. When the SCV mello soloist's mic didn't work at the beginning of their show, everyone knew where they were on the field.
  4. Aww, man, here I was hoping for a resurrection of multiple "Tiger of San Pedro" and "Children of Sanchez" productions...
  5. Sounds like the theme for a show...or a book...oh, wait...
  6. Switching (just for a moment) to the prevalence/preponderance of shotgun/field mics, has anyone noticed that for some corps these seem to pick up the battery (esp. snare/tenor rim shots) to the point where they are simply overpowering/oversaturating the sound coming from the field? I noticed this a couple of times last night in Akron - I was thinking "no WAY rim shots are that crazy loud"...
  7. Post-Akron thoughts: holy crap that horn line assaults you. Drum line? Smoking, although based on tonight’s scores it’s gonna be real tight. The corps as a whole is performing the snot out this show, TRYING to draw you in. It’s like a treatise on musical virtuosity and power. It leaves me shaking my head in amazement...but no chills, no goosebumps. It’s not sterile, but it’s not passionate like last year. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fascinating and really needs to be seen live, but I never felt a true “baby throwing” moment. The second movement is crazy good. Screamer soloist tonight didn’t take the note up to his normal finish. Let’s go, SCV, finish this out strong! posted from the DrumScorps app
  8. Wow, Boston, you don’t want to lose sight of Crown do you.... And that first wall position at the beginning by the members looks a LOT like the Flayed Man sigil from House Bolton....🤗 posted from the DrumScorps app
  9. Crown horn line members a LITTLE pumped at the end of that...💪🏼 posted from the DrumScorps app
  10. Thanks! I’m above and to the left from you - turquoise SCV horn line shirt - I can see the guy with the red bucket hat posted from the DrumScorps app
  11. So...Blue Knights - I felt like I just watched an interpretation of Moody Blues’ “Days of Future Past”... 🤔 posted from the DrumScorps app
  12. For HookemCavies posted from the DrumScorps app
  13. Cloud passing over - clear to the west 🤗 posted from the DrumScorps app
  14. VERY excited to see them in person tonight!
  15. When my parents moved our family in '71 to their current domicile and found out there was a corps in the (relative) area, my father (St. Vincents Cadets in the mid/late 50s) found out and, well, you know...
  16. I love this show! Never got to see it live, but just so full of energy! In terms of the thread topic, I love the final "pathway" at 11:35 for the cymbals and guard to move to the front...
  17. I will +1 all of those choices - I do believe Lizard has a pretty extensive kids menu (including M&C) and Swenson's has some FANTASTIC choices for the picky and not so picky...
  18. Welcome to my town! This show should be fanTAStic at Infocision - agree w/ the OP on the "growing pains" the past couple of years at Massillon, and also the expected long lines at the ticket window. For those of you who haven't been to this stadium, the seating area faces east so no sun to deal with. Moderate chance of a storm in the mid/late afternoon, but other than that: Hourly forecast The crowd's energy level and enthusiasm for EVERY corps at this show is truly remarkable and something to experience...
  19. I know it’s probably been YEARS since they were there, but JBC still looks “odd” without the backfield wooden bleachers... posted from the DrumScorps app