--- In bbshop@y..., "Jack Martin" <jwmartin@g...> wrote:
> Then of course there was the GHG winning in Calgary in 1993
> singing "Bright was the Night" If memory serves me they also sang
> this song in 92 in the N'alins contest but didn't have the same
> impact there.
Hey, Jack and friends,
I'll agree with Jack on the song (accompanied by "Roll Them Bones"),
but I'll take 1992 over their champ year. I bet my opinion is framed
mainly in "newness". I wonder which year scored higher. Kipp... any
I've been to every Int'l since 1988, but was 10 when I started, so it
wasn't until recently that I appreciated glorious performances. Since
the question has been thrown in to packages, I can come up with so
many "wanna be" packages of two awesome songs done in the same
contest, but different sets:
1. Nightlife, 1996: Quarters- "Mason-Dixon Line", I had seen them do
bettre, but still just an awesome song. Semis- "Basin Street Blues",
simply unforgettable. I remember pounding out the rhythm with my fist
on my neighbors knee, and he doing the same. Flawless, as agreed by
judge Brent Graham, who awarded them with a 100.
2. Power Play, 2000: Semis- "Time After Time", Mike Slamka, my
all-time favorite lead. Not only on stage, but off. It's amazing to
stand behind stage as a fellow top-tenner and stand there melting
compliments to him (and them) when they were about to win a medal they
had earned twice previously (of course, in my opinion only!) as a
fan instead of a competitor. Finals- "For Sale- One Broken Heart",
again, Mike's expression is unparalleled to my ear.
3. Platinum, 1999: Finals- "Cuddle Up...", watching on the video is
even more fun than live. You watch the faces of then having such a
hit that they can enjoy their finals set as almost an "acceptance
song" feeling. Above and beyond the dreams of those chasing a medal
is the "unreachable" feeling of slam-dunking early and enjoying the
rest of the ride. Especially the tag!!! You watch Kevin hit his
hanger in such a "spot" that he can't go wrong, and watch the other
3's faces liven up with a "let's nail this" look. And they did!! I
have never seen/heard a chord lock faster than that very last chord.
Truly magical! Thanks, guys! Some night (????)- "Auld Lang Syne",I
just love good old classic melodies that are tastefully decorated by
today's pros. Nice work!
My best experiences:
1. Gotcha!, 1999, Semis- "Royal Garden Blues", thank you for giving
us so much love. Even making the ten last year has not paralleled the
feeling from on stage that night. You bbs fans are simply amazing.
It doesn't matter where a quartet is at a point in time, but there's
something to be said about doing your persoanl best in front of 10,000
people, and I must say we all enjoy the memory to this day and
forever. Thank you!
2. MOH, 1996- "Love Me, and The World is Mine", I had just gone to
MoH during colege. My first gold, and another religious experience
with my brothers and sisters in harmony. Thanks for showing your
appreciation of the song. I will never forget it!
Director- Verdugo Hills, SAI, Reg 11