tigger2

If between Bluecoats and BD, what influences your pick?

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The short version for me:  They both are strong in every caption. Both do some amazing things, but while BD has many specific effect events, Blue Coats entire show IS the event unlike any ever produced in the activity- it is flawlessly seamless and delivers a through-time horizontal value that rivals those in any professional setting that our activity borrows from: ballet, musical theater, opera, Cirque, etc. 

More specifically/and of course longer explanation :

Overall engagement: BLOO

Color use: BLOO

Number of specific effect moments: BD

Prop use: BD

Setting the stage: BLOO

Use of electronics: BLOO

Aesthetic: BLOO

Intellectual: BD

Emotional: BLOO

Battery: BD

Front Ensemble: BLOO

Guard: BD

Percussion writing: BLOO

Brass: BLOO 

Brass soloists: BLOO 

The all important "it" factor: BLOO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Psst:  When Michael Boo used to post here he made it a point of correcting a common error:  It's Bluecoats, not Blue Coats, although phonetically, you are correct.  [It's them, not you] :innocent:)

(Edit: and No, that's not why he doesn't post here anymore.)

EDIT2:  Fixed and forgiven (more grace than Dan Potter was given).

 

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First of all, the Blue Coats are not a real drum corps. The Bluecoats are, though.

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SORRY about the original title! Arghh.  I know better. Typing too fast and didn't catch it. Changed.

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18 minutes ago, tigger2 said:

The short version for me:  They both are strong in every caption. Both do some amazing things, but while BD has many specific effect events, Blue Coats entire show IS the event unlike any ever produced in the activity- it is flawlessly seamless and delivers a through-time horizontal value that rivals those in any professional setting that our activity borrows from: ballet, musical theater, opera, Cirque, etc. 

Mores specifically:

Overall engagement: BLOO

Color use: BLOO

Number of specific effect moments: BD

Prop use: BD

Setting the stage: BLOO

Use of electronics: BLOO

Aesthetic: BLOO

Intellectual: BD

Emotional: BLOO

Battery: BD

Front Ensemble: BLOO

Guard: BD

Percussion writing: BLOO

Brass: BLOO 

Brass soloists: BLOO 

The all important "it" factor: BLOO

I can't wait to read your LONG version!

Some here like waffles.  I like hot dogs.

 

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Well, BD. It is more my cup of tea, of course. But I would not be bothered at all if Bluecoats win.

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Of the two, I’d pick Blue Devils to win for this reason only, the diversity of ‘points of interest to me is greater.’ This includes elements of color, style, movement, soloist music, body carriage, staging, etc., etc.  I find Blue Devil productions fascinating.

BUT . . . 

My expectation for tonight is a BLUECOATS win !   

 

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Bluecoats because the show is so well written and performed. It has an emotional hook from beginning to end. BD is too unemotional, except the ballad, and I have seen this show  the past six years or so. Ready for something fresh from the Devils.  

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