Wow! 64 Contras took the Field Last Night…

Last night, we attended the Drum Corps International Tour of Champions. Wow! This event featured six of the top winningist corps (Phantom Regiment, Madison Scouts, The Cavaliers, The Cadets, Santa Clara Vanguard, and Blue Devils) doing their shows, plus an instant encore… followed by a combined concert show (just imagine 64 contratubas and over 400 horns filling the Rose Bowl, and you can get an idea!). No scoring, just college-age kids showing their talent. Wow!

This live page gives both video and audio from the show, but I don’t know how long it will be up.

As for the Rose Bowl itself: This was my first time there. I hadn’t realized how small the stadium was, or how close together the seats were. Now I understand when they complain about that facility. It is dated.