jwillis35 Posted March 14 Report Share Posted March 14 (edited) If someone already started a thread on this then my apologies. This is not meant to be some long post or thread but I found myself watching Star of Indiana's 1993 show last night and it felt as modern as ever. The performance of the brass and percussion was really stunning and sounded as good as I remembered when seeing them live. I found myself blown away by the overall construction of the show. It's amazing to me that after 30 years this show still feels modern, unique, and has seemed to age very well. I know it was not everyone's cup of tea, and I admit it took me a while to adjust to it at the time. I know the subject of how people feel about this show has been beat like a cheap drum so I don't want to go there, but I wonder how people feel the show has aged from an objective perspective. I guess for me I can't believe it's been 30 years (or almost 30 years since the 2023 season has not started just yet). From my perspective the show has aged well. It was immense in what it brought to design from a timing perspective, body movement, musical flow, and overall visual design. The show would likely still feel uncomfortable to many fans even today. The music was complex and structured in an artistic way that is very different from the normal highs and lows we typically get from drum corps arrangements. Yes, a lot has changed since then with many new bells and whistles allowed. Many other corps have moved in different directions and have innovated in different ways. When it comes to modern drum corps as we see it today I think Star 1993 still holds up and it's clear to see how revolutionary it was back then. How do you think it holds up today? And I am not talking about scores or placements or who you think it would or would not beat. None of that. I'm thinking more from a visual/music/design/thematic perspective. Edited March 14 by jwillis35 3 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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