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Old 24.06.2010, 14:38
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Top Secret Drum Corps: Free (?) performance in Basel (26 June)

Anyone interested in these drummers or with kids, I think there is a "free" demo in Basel this coming Saturday.

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Top Secret
The only public appearance of

"Top Secret"

in Basel in 2010
Saturday 26 June 2010 at 14.30 h on the Barfüsserplatz.
Square concert sponsored by Doll Museum Basel.

http://www.puppenhausmuseum.ch/font-...033.401.0.html
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Top Secret

Einziger öffentlicher Auftritt von

"Top Secret"

in Basel für 2010
Samstag, 26. Juni 2010 um 14.30 h auf dem Barfüsserplatz.
Platzkonzert vom Puppenhausmuseum Basel gesponsert.
http://www.puppenhausmuseum.ch/font-color-FF0033.401.0.html


EDIT: just watched that video again - just eff'ing awesome...
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Old 24.06.2010, 14:45
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These guys are brilliant. Well worth watching even if you know nothing about drumming and have no kids!
Thanks for the tip Carlos.
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Old 24.06.2010, 21:24
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These guys are brilliant. Well worth watching even if you know nothing about drumming and have no kids!
Thanks for the tip Carlos.
Saw these guys at the tattoo a few years ago - pretty dam good they were also in the Edinburgh Tattoo a few years ago.
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Re: Top Secret Drum Corps: Free (?) performance in Basel (26 June)

Has anyone found out if it's free? I can't find any trace of it on the net apart from on the puppenhaus website (the link Carlos posted)...
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Old 24.06.2010, 23:26
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Re: Top Secret Drum Corps: Free (?) performance in Basel (26 June)

From their Facebook Group:

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Next saturday at 2.30pm: TSDC is performing in public at Barfüsserplatz Basel / Am nächsten Samstag (26. Juni 2010) eröffnet das Top Secret Drum Corps das neue Schaufenster des Puppenhaus Museums in Basel mit einem öffentlichen Auftritt um 14.30 Uhr auf dem Barfüsserplatz.
I guees that 'performing in public' means free. Why couldn't it be the following weekend? I would love to see them perform.
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Old 25.06.2010, 08:38
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Re: Top Secret Drum Corps: Free (?) performance in Basel (26 June)

Are you sure it's really the "real" Top Secret Drum Corps? I did wonder if it might just be a bunch of teddy bears dressed up as them..... (given the pictures on the doll house museum website and the lack of posting on the official Top Secret website......).

Well, we will try and pop into town to find out anyway! If it's them then it would be awesome
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Old 25.06.2010, 08:50
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Re: Top Secret Drum Corps: Free (?) performance in Basel (26 June)

Whoever can make it, go there. What they can do, is just amazing. If yo dont have any plans for the weekend yet, go there.

I saw them 6-7 years ago at the Edinburgh Tattoo, and in my opinion, they delivered the best show.
One of them dropped a drumstick, and the whole crowd was just "Ow", and everybody was curious, if he would just pick up the drumstick, or what would happen, but whoever dropped it, got a new drumstick out and continued playing, and it went so fast, nobody knew where it came from. I thought it was part of the show, but have not seen it on any video of them, so i think it was indeed unplanned.

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Re: Top Secret Drum Corps: Free (?) performance in Basel (26 June)

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<snip>whoever dropped it, got a new drumstick out and continued playing, and it went so fast, nobody knew where it came from.<snip>
Have look at the video above (from the show you say, I think). When they close-up to the drums, look to the right hand side of the drum and you'll see about 4-5 spare drum-sticks.

Dropping drum sticks is definitely an occupational hazard for these boys, for which they have prepared

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Are you sure it's really the "real" Top Secret Drum Corps? I did wonder if it might just be a bunch of teddy bears dressed up as them..... (given the pictures on the doll house museum website and the lack of posting on the official Top Secret website......).

Well, we will try and pop into town to find out anyway! If it's them then it would be awesome
I did wonder as well, but it is coming up to the Basel Tattoo soon (hence, I guess, the display at the museum). Put it this way though, the implication to me is pretty strong that they are the real deal. I'll be pretty pissed if it is a "fake".

Also of note, the Basel Tattoo performers will be parading through town on 24th July from 16:10, I believe (again I only saw this on a flyer at the tram stop). The route is roughly down Freiestrasse through marktplatz and on to clarastrasse/platz.

Interestingly, it appears that Top Secret are not on this year's programme, so it suggests that the Puppenhausmuseum's claim that it is their only performance in Basel for the rest of 2010 may be true.
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Re: Top Secret Drum Corps: Free (?) performance in Basel (26 June)

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Are you sure it's really the "real" Top Secret Drum Corps? I did wonder if it might just be a bunch of teddy bears dressed up as them..... (given the pictures on the doll house museum website and the lack of posting on the official Top Secret website......).

Well, we will try and pop into town to find out anyway! If it's them then it would be awesome
I saw the confirmation on their Official Fan Page on Facebook: Top Secret Drum Corps, so I guess it is actually them. I did wonder about it being teddy bears, looking at the museum website.
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Old 25.06.2010, 12:23
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Re: Top Secret Drum Corps: Free (?) performance in Basel (26 June)

Might as well put the link to this event in here since someone else did all the work for me.
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Might as well put the link to this event in here since someone else did all the work for me.


I put the link in (twice in) the original post...
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Old 25.06.2010, 12:39
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Re: Top Secret Drum Corps: Free (?) performance in Basel (26 June)

Sorry - I actually read that first post and saw the quotes but completely missed the two links. Shame upon me.
Sorry Carlos. Actually, I think I was so keen to say how good they are that my typing fingers flew faster than my eyes looked.
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Re: Top Secret Drum Corps: Free (?) performance in Basel (26 June)

There is still time to get down there to see them if you are in Basel.
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Re: Top Secret Drum Corps: Free (?) performance in Basel (26 June)

I can report: it was live, it was free, it was top secret awesome
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They were awesome.
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Old 26.06.2010, 19:16
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Re: Top Secret Drum Corps: Free (?) performance in Basel (26 June)

Here is a bit of their performance in Interlaken last week

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Re: Top Secret Drum Corps: Free (?) performance in Basel (26 June)

Thanks a lot for posting that. Hearing the rhythm again (we saw them in Basel last year) even tore Mr.L away from his computer to look over my shoulder at mine.
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Re: Top Secret Drum Corps: Free (?) performance in Basel (26 June)

I went as well and waited for them in the boiling sun with my movenpick ice cream. It was a totally cool show! They did drop a few sticks. I filmed the whole second "song" (the whole thing was only about 15 minutes long).
Thanks very much to the OP who made us aware of this free event (and great opportunity to visit Basel for the first time)!!
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Re: Top Secret Drum Corps: Free (?) performance in Basel (26 June)

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Whoever can make it, go there. What they can do, is just amazing. If yo dont have any plans for the weekend yet, go there.

I saw them 6-7 years ago at the Edinburgh Tattoo, and in my opinion, they delivered the best show.
One of them dropped a drumstick, and the whole crowd was just "Ow", and everybody was curious, if he would just pick up the drumstick, or what would happen, but whoever dropped it, got a new drumstick out and continued playing, and it went so fast, nobody knew where it came from. I thought it was part of the show, but have not seen it on any video of them, so i think it was indeed unplanned.

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I saw them in Edinburgh as well - I think it may have been the same year!! They were the highlight for me and they are on my to-do list for once we get to Basel. I'll keep an eye on their website.
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