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Which is your favorite 1st place show of the decade?

Which is your favorite 1st place show of the decade?  

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  1. 1. What’s your favorite 1st place DCI show of the 2010s?

    • Babylon (Santa Clara Vanguard 2018)
      34
    • Between Angels and Demons (Cadets 2011)
      18
    • Cabaret Voltaire (Blue Devils 2012)
      4
    • Down Side Up (Bluecoats 2016)
      35
    • E=mc2 (Carolina Crown 2013)
      21
    • Felliniesque (Blue Devils 2014)
      28
    • Ghostlight (Blue Devils 2019)
      3
    • Ink (Blue Devils 2015)
      6
    • Metamorph (Blue Devils 2017)
      8
    • Through a Glass, Darkly (Blue Devils 2010)
      1


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1 minute ago, Terri Schehr said:

I also said “Ain’t nobody beating that” about Down Side Up.  It got beat a few times over the season but not at the big show. 

I thought Down Side Up was undefeated that year. 

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3 minutes ago, Fran Haring said:

I hear that.

We had dinner, late spring that year, with friends who have ties to the Bluecoats organization... about a week after they had gotten back from a 'Coats camp. Our friends said pretty much the same thing... "You're gonna see stuff you've never seen before on a drum corps field." Man, were they ever correct!

I hated Tilt.............cause Bloo didn't come out west to Cali and grace us with their presence. Yea i am still pouting LMAO. 

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1 minute ago, kkrepps said:

I thought Down Side Up was undefeated that year. 

I’m pretty sure BD beat them at least once. 

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5 minutes ago, Terri Schehr said:

I also said “Ain’t nobody beating that” about Down Side Up.  It got beat a few times over the season but not at the big show. 

That was not only a game-changer, but just a great show no matter what the circumstances.

BD in '14.... I didn't see them until the Thursday prelims cinecast, and was wondering how they had been running basically two points ahead of great corps like Bluecoats, Cadets, and Crown.  In DCI, that's a huge point spread at the top.

Then I saw Blue Devils... and fully understood why.  LOL. They truly were in their own league that year.

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3 minutes ago, kkrepps said:

I thought Down Side Up was undefeated that year. 

https://www.dci.org/news/spotlight-of-the-week-2016-bluecoats

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Just now, Terri Schehr said:

Ha! I just looked there too!

Bluecoats owned the top spot for most of the 2016 DCI Tour, finishing first in 25 of 29 shows. 

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Just now, kkrepps said:

Ha! I just looked there too!

Bluecoats owned the top spot for most of the 2016 DCI Tour, finishing first in 25 of 29 shows. 

I think they were second in one regional.  

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I think Bloo was 9-3 against BD in 2016.

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8 minutes ago, kkrepps said:

I thought Down Side Up was undefeated that year. 

I thought they were Undefeated wire to wire.

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1. INK - people hype up Inferno as the magical show as it was definitely the crowd favorite that year. But to me, this was the magical show, the one that had a storybook finish and all came together at just the right time. The ballad to the end was drum corps perfection 

2. Cabaret Voltaire - severly underappreciated by the common fan, I'm still amazed by this show every time I watch it 

3. Felliniesque - I doubt we'll see a show as clean and seamless ever again. Wish the ballad was longer 

4. Babylon - the hornline just had an "it" factor and Shaw just outdid himself. Probably the strongest corps to beat BD this decade. 

5. Ghostlight - the ballad is worth the price of admission alone

6. Between Angels and Demons - visual candy, I found the last third of the show to be somewhat uninteresting musically though 

7. Metamorph - if the pacing of this show wasn't so lethargic, it would be towards the top of this list. Ballad is to die for 

8. Through a Glasa, Darkly - the hornline

9. E= MC^2 - when I first got into drum corps, this was my favorite show ever. Looking back at it, it was a great show but didn't have the "sizzle"

10. Down Side Up - this is still a show I really love but if I have to compare it to other 1st place shows, it falls short. Dirtiest champion in probably more than a decade (with PR 2008 being the last one) and the uniforms were just 😕 Musically great though and I'm glad Bloo got back to actively using the best tool in a drum corps toolbox: trumpet screamers 

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