rysa4 wrote:Mike wrote:cavie95 wrote:Did I mention that the kids performed the hell out this @#$%& show? Can you tell that I am really pissed off that I have to be torn between hating the show and loving the performance? Why did The Cadets design team do this to us?
Why? Simple answer. Hopkins larger than life ego and the Cadets Borg staff. They think they can do no wrong and don't listen to public opinion.
Nooooo.....the corps creative team designs a show they think will be good for the members and audience. This show fits the bill very well. Even in early July the narration was pretty well integrated into the show. From reading here and DCP it's been tightened up and is even better now.
You may not care for it, but from reading reviews and seeing them early season it appears that lots of folks do like them, narration and all.
As a former Cadet, I can say with certainty that the narration was a mistake, and can also tell I think the staff knows it but there isnt anything to do at this point. technically and musically they have the best corps and pretty darn good color guard to boot. Second place isnt close but because of the narration no one really wants to give the win to the Cadets as this type of thing really shouldnt be rewarded, as it isn't drum corps, appropriate, desirable, interesting, innovative, or good.
The fact that the Blue Devils, with ( apparently) clear weaknesses by consistent report, discussion, and caption result, are basically tied with a technically superior and higher executing corps speaks volumes on what both people in the stands and the judges really think.
The moments are great in the Cadets show; the overall theme is not overall at all; its simply non-cohesive excellence that can't be focused on or appreciated or enjoyed for any significant length of time because of " I was a geek-dork until I picked up my trumpet." UGH!!!
Next year I think will be a different story- I just don't know if anyone will return as far as members...anyone thought of that? How enjoyable do you think this is for the members? Not as enjoyable as it is for the Bluecoats I can assure you....
Hmmm, my impression was that the kids loved the show. If this were a year ago, this might make sense, but I don't think it is the case with this corps.
What's not to like about playing charts like Shades, Symphonic Movement, marching a kick butt drill and winning shows?