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'Coats using Simon & Garfunkel...

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Yeah, only just now realized the Bluecoats used Simon & Garfunkel's song in their show. Instantly makes me love them, whereas before I was an ignorant chooch. They're one hell of a lot cooler than I EVER gave them credit for before. Mea culpa, guys.

Crown's little mello flourish this year at the end of the Abyss - Whereas I'd been sitting there with my piehole wide open the first time I saw this show live, when they tossed that little melodic M-80 in my lap, I could swear I had just heard the Giggle of God. Imagine, therefore, my immense joy when I not only re-listened to LAST year's show, but the wonderful kid who wore the DCI helmet cam for Crown's encore performance was himself a mello, and therefore gave me the thrill of my decade by vicariously letting me play that wicked' cool lick.

Blue Devils' first-ever female center snare, Nicole Casino - My GOD, what a dynamite chick, and phenomenal drummer (not necessarily in that order, Ms Steinem). Unfortunately, she didn't march guard for anyone, nor was she a drum major or fashion model, so unless DeLucia steps up, I fear I may be denied her unique insights once next season rolls around. After all, how cool would it be to have her conducting interviews with some of the best drum staffs in drum corps? Yeah, yeah, yeah...horns, horns, horns....that's all some people care about.

The Troopers and their drum major, Justin Anderson - I don't know who it was who said that the Troopers' semis performance was the best 14th place show they'd ever seen, but wow. Talk about a corps who comes out and kicks you in the soul, they were it, dude. Having spent some time in a corps that never got to perform for a full house, their semis performance was the most emotional and balls to the wall I'd seen in almost 30 years. I almost find myself hoping they don't achieve the level of success they're so entitled to, for fear of having to share this immense pleasure with others.

What can I say? I'm selfish that way.

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The Bluecoats have played S&G before. cf. "The Boxer."

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The Bluecoats have played S&G before. cf. "The Boxer."

See, but I'm one of those Philistines who apparently haven't heard of the Bluecoats until this past July.

Hence, my apologies. :-)

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The Bluecoats have played S&G before. cf. "The Boxer."

Also have played Bridge Over Troubled Water. FWIW.

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According to CorpsReps, Bluecoats are the first corps ever to play S&G's "America".

Crossmen were at least the sixth corps to play "Sounds of Silence". In 1969, Troopers used it in a show that placed third in VFW Nationals, second in the American Legion Championships, and first in the World Open.

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... I don't know who it was who said that the Troopers' semis performance was the best 14th place show they'd ever seen, but wow...

No one said that, because they placed 13th in Semifinals. :tongue:

I established a thread here just yesterday for this sort of thing.

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Hey, my bad, Boo.

Can someone move this over to that thread, please?

Danke

Hey...no problem. Your thread is bound to generate the same responses as mine will, and I posted mine because I'm more interested in reading the comments of others than I am interested in reading them in one specific thread. It's all good...there is no need (in my view) of combining the threads.

I didn't mean in bringing it up that I was annoyed, but that assumption is justifiable if anyone saw it that way.

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Always fun catching those tidbits that you missed at first glance. What I've been doing recently is going back to the 70s and early 80s and watching shows from before I was born to see what cool things I missed by not being around! Some major wow moments for sure...

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Yeah, only just now realized the Bluecoats used Simon & Garfunkel's song in their show. Instantly makes me love them, whereas before I was an ignorant chooch. They're one hell of a lot cooler than I EVER gave them credit for before. Mea culpa, guys.

Crossmen also used S&G 'The sound of silence"

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