• Released
  • August 8, 2013
  • NR , 5 hr 15 min
  • Concert/Special Events
    Music/Performing Arts

Big, Loud & Live Gets Better with Age

By robinernst
Written July 29, 2016
Since first going 5 years ago, each year they improve the sound and the picture. It was an enjoyable evening with only 1 small technical glitch. I recommend it to any drum corps fan!
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Big, Loud and Live 10

By markkim195
Written May 05, 2016
So glad you offer this each year. Thanks. It was great. The volume for the corps' performances was louder than necessary. It was fixed part way through, but the commentators were hard to hear/understand. Please run an announcement before the performance starts asking folks not to text, tweet, Facebook, etc... while the corps are performing. The lights from the cell phones are so distracting and make it harder to see the screens. Alternatively, reserve the last row for folks who can't put their cell phones down. :-) Tell the theaters that there will be an intermission, so that they know to turn the house lights on while folks are up getting food and the like.
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By owski77
Written May 26, 2016
After sitting on bleachers, working food trucks and driving many many miles, this is the BEST way to watch drum corps. Plus you see the best of the best. The people in the theatre get into it just as much as if you were in the stands. Nice when you see a group from a high school attend. Love coming to this every year.
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2013 Big, Loud & Live Review

By bencausey7
Written July 24, 2014
What a great experience - almost like being there! Funny how DCI fans automatically know to wait until a performance is over before finding their seat. I guess my only small gripe would be that most theaters' audio systems don't quite do justice to the dynamics involved in this music...at really loud peaks, there can be distortion. Having said that, I'm sure I'll never miss a future show - it really is that entertaining.
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Absolutley loved it.

By Btable57
Written May 05, 2016
My son marched DCI for 4 years and it was the most fun this family ever had. We traveled all over and loved the excitement. Since then, my son after graduating from college, became a high school band director and ironically that interferes with him traveling to DCI events... Family issues have prevented us from traveling as much also and the school year has collided with these events, so now he and I and many of his students attend this event every year. It is absolutely fantastic and I couldn't be happier with the show. It is simply a blast, and watching all of the freshmans' faces when they see the performances is worth the price of the ticket.
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