Sign in to follow this  
Slow Adam

Birmingham Scores

Recommended Posts

Ok, so, I just got back from the show... didn't stay for scores, sorry (had to escort and out of town friend home...) but, here were my impressions:

1. I'm angered that, at what is technically one of Spirit's home shows, the Cadets were the corps doing the encore. That just seems wrong to me. I mean, we did the encore their last year. Whatever.

2. Phantom is AMAZING. That's it. No really, 'nuff said.

3. Spirit's show is a split for me. On one hand, what they play and how they play it is wonderful. The show is done well. However, for a 30th anniversery show, I can't be but a little irked that they didn't play Georgia. They did play Old Man River, so I'll give them back 1/4 a point. :P

4. The Cadets. I'm just gonna say it, I thought the show was terrible. And it's not because the singing or the narration, which I didn't like, by the way, but the singing only bothered me slightly (about how much Crown did in '04) but the narration, as with any narration, has, does, and always will bother me. But I disliked the show because it was just... THE SAME. First, the uniforms were hideous... sorry, but they looked kind of neat with the reverse thing last year, but now it's some sort of cloud pattern on the back... not diggin' it. Second, WAY too many props... I mean it's ridiculous... every member of the corps minus the drumline (even the drum majors) carries something onto that field. It's mind-boggling. Anyway, most of the show's music is just kinda, blah, mostly because it's the back drop for narration (the tea party scene) or the singing. The drum solo, while I LOVE Cadet drum solos notably the tenors, seemed WAY too much like last years... just not as impressive as I was hoping. And finally, the ending was the same as last year, and while that is understood seeing as this was a sequel, just like last year, the ending was lacking. So all in all, not impressed.

So, in MY mind, my opinion, the group should look like this:

Phantom Regiment

Spirit

The Cadets

Southwind

The Magic

(Teal Sound)

Yes, I put Spirit above Cadets. Like I said, I was entertained much more by Phantom and Spirit... maybe even Southwind (their show was actually really good).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Recaps are up! Go PR percussion!!! b**bs I know its Cadets' first show of the season, but anytime you beat their percussion score its an accomplishment. Congrats Regiment! The rest of the recap is very encouraging as well. This is going to be a very exciting season no matter where everyone places in August!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ok, so, I just got back from the show... didn't stay for scores, sorry (had to escort and out of town friend home...) but, here were my impressions:

1. I'm angered that, at what is technically one of Spirit's home shows, the Cadets were the corps doing the encore. That just seems wrong to me. I mean, we did the encore their last year. Whatever.

2. Phantom is AMAZING. That's it. No really, 'nuff said.

3. Spirit's show is a split for me. On one hand, what they play and how they play it is wonderful. The show is done well. However, for a 30th anniversery show, I can't be but a little irked that they didn't play Georgia. They did play Old Man River, so I'll give them back 1/4 a point. :P

4. The Cadets. I'm just gonna say it, I thought the show was terrible. And it's not because the singing or the narration, which I didn't like, by the way, but the singing only bothered me slightly (about how much Crown did in '04) but the narration, as with any narration, has, does, and always will bother me. But I disliked the show because it was just... THE SAME. First, the uniforms were hideous... sorry, but they looked kind of neat with the reverse thing last year, but now it's some sort of cloud pattern on the back... not diggin' it. Second, WAY too many props... I mean it's ridiculous... every member of the corps minus the drumline (even the drum majors) carries something onto that field. It's mind-boggling. Anyway, most of the show's music is just kinda, blah, mostly because it's the back drop for narration (the tea party scene) or the singing. The drum solo, while I LOVE Cadet drum solos notably the tenors, seemed WAY too much like last years... just not as impressive as I was hoping. And finally, the ending was the same as last year, and while that is understood seeing as this was a sequel, just like last year, the ending was lacking. So all in all, not impressed.

So, in MY mind, my opinion, the group should look like this:

Phantom Regiment

Spirit

The Cadets

Southwind

The Magic

(Teal Sound)

Yes, I put Spirit above Cadets. Like I said, I was entertained much more by Phantom and Spirit... maybe even Southwind (their show was actually really good).

Thank you for your poor insight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thank you for your poor insight.

personal opinions aside maybe you would rather make a statement regarding your thoughts on the corps rather than just slamming someone else who was actually AT the show.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thank you for your poor insight.

dont get pissy just bc he didnt like the cadets, your posting history give you away. if he didnt like it he didnt like it. hence why they call it an opinion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thank you for your poor insight.

Please spare us of your review of a review. <**> SF2k4 is just stating his opinion, which he is entitled to. Why not offer YOUR opinions on the performances? Or were you not there?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Recaps are up! Go PR percussion!!! b**bs I know its Cadets' first show of the season, but anytime you beat their percussion score its an accomplishment. Congrats Regiment! The rest of the recap is very encouraging as well. This is going to be a very exciting season no matter where everyone places in August!

And Phantom won brass and vis performance too :)

Edited by Galen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not really worried about the Cadets. I figured that they would have a lower score than Cavies and BD's 76's they are getting. Remember, early season last year, the Cadets were losing to Cavies by 2+ points and didn't catch them until half way through.

So, I figured that as long as they beat Phantom tonight, it was okay. Even if they lost some performance captions, it's okay. Because they did the same thing last year.

As far as whoever that was saying their show is just "the same" you have to be kidding me. That's the whole point of them the past 2 years...they are being different!! All the props, etc is making them a different kind of drum corps. They are trying new things to try to shake things up, and innovate. I appreciate them doing that! Anything that is new is ALWAYS good! Like Bluecoats possibly battling for a top 3-4 spot this year!

All I'm saying is that...it's going to be an interesting season!!!

Nate

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
personal opinions aside maybe you would rather make a statement regarding your thoughts on the corps rather than just slamming someone else who was actually AT the show.
dont get pissy just bc he didnt like the cadets, your posting history give you away. if he didnt like it he didnt like it. hence why they call it an opinion.
Please spare us of your review of a review. thumbdown.gif SF2k4 is just stating his opinion, which he is entitled to. Why not offer YOUR opinions on the performances? Or were you not there?

Perhaps he wouldn't have spoken out had the review not been as classless and childish - SF2k4 HATES the Cadets - fine, we get it. Most people don't feel compelled to trash corps for shows they don't care for.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Perhaps he wouldn't have spoken out had the review not been as classless and childish - SF2k4 HATES the Cadets - fine, we get it. Most people don't feel compelled to trash corps for shows they don't care for.

So you are saying that if you think that you KNOW someone hates a corps, and they take the time to post their thoughts, expressing that dislike, it's ok to jibe back with a comment like "thanks for your poor insight". Two wrongs and all that? If you don't like what someone says, praise that which they jeered, don't jeer them. Makes you look a LOT better... just so you know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.