Amazing review with great summarized comments for each team. This should help everyone out a lot and I'm so glad you included your own thoughts as an audience member (before & after watching team performance videos).
Thank you Prasant for taking the time to share. Some karma love coming your way.
That link brought back memories. lol . . . I can't say who should've placed but USC didn't deserve to be first and let's leave it to that.
Csun, hopefully you guys can outperform old/new Cali comps. No high school venue, ok? lol . . . Btw, that last Csun comp was packed, props to that.
Ps. Team that placed 2nd was a better team that night, not even bs'ing and well known teams ended up making costly mistakes, rest is history.
Please stay on topic Yankee paaji. It's fine to reference what happened over 4 years ago, but let's not rehash old topics/issues. I say that with respect & courtesy, only because the last thing we need is everyone talking about the old CSUN placings again.
Only what is in bold in relevant to this topic. Btw, I PM'ed the committee for some clarifications on the topic. I hope they can address some of your questions/concerns.
I understand that your team felt sort of the same way we are now with BSM, and I personally like to publicly apologize for any of our wrong doing. The main organizer of RVPD did not reimburse all of the teams fully and since I was the point of contact a lot of responsibility came upon me to clear up the team's funds. Internally I wasn't getting proper responses from the main organizer about reimbursing the teams, so my friends and I (excluding him the main organizer) did a fundraiser and we raised enough money to pay back all the team's money that was promised. This showed 1 aspect that we accepted responsibility and eventually rectified it. Mr. Yankee please let me know if there is anything else I can do to bring peace to the matter of Cal Bhangra at RVPD?
Much #respect to you, Juggie, and your friends for stepping up to the plate and taking responsibility to reimburse teams/give out prize money even though you weren't directly involved with organizing the competition.
That deserves a lot of praises and ALL teams that attended Raunak Punjabi Virsey Di (RVPD) should be extremely thankful for what you guys did. We need more solid people like you in the bhangra circuit.
Let's keep this topic about BSM though. Yankee, please take your issues about other competitions up with the organizers or with the appropriate individuals via PM. Thank you.
A big thank you for everyone that is posting reviews/feedback. This shouldn't be just about listing a bunch of shit that you hated or went wrong, so I would definitely encourage people to mention the "pros," things you liked, or fun times you had.
We all know that the topics that are controversial draws more attention, but it's nice to hear what a competition did a good job with. It would be awesome to hear from more people/teams where this was one of their first major competitions and more feedback on ways the committee can improve going forward.
Also please "Bhangra State of Mind 2" committee members, please address these concerns in this topic & individually reach out to the teams that you caused such as an unpleasant experience to when the teams were the main entertainment that drew the crowd to your comp.
P.S. - Sent a PM to the committee, so I hope someone checks this thread and responds.
A lot of people use compression wraps/compression sleeves, so those might help.
Also, try giving yourself a few days off in between doing "100baitkan" (nice username ) for your calf muscles to recover. The last thing you want is a severe calf strain that causes your muscle fibers to tear.
I'm no doctor, but during those days of rest/recovery, you can use any products that contain the ingredient methyl salicylate (wintergreen oil) - which causes your capillaries to dilate and allows your blood to flow to areas of your body where it's rubbed in. Products include Bengay, IcyHot, Tiger Blam, Bio Freeze, etc.
By the way, you can always try to search our Media Center for a lot of tracks. We have quite a few tracks uploaded. Even if you just searched for the word "jawani," you would have likely came across it amongst the 5 pages in the Media Center.
Pretty stacked lineup with a lot of veteran teams that have something to prove or to see if they "still got it" as we head into the new season.
I'm also REALLY glad to see that there are no teams competing at both Burgh & Boston - I guess it just worked out like that. I love to see what every team has to bring and a diversity in the lineups will allow just that.
There should plenty of local support with 4 out of 12 teams being from Massachusetts, but Boston always has a great crowd that seeks to be pleased regardless of a team's hometown.
This is so clean and well done JsK! Having taken a quick listen to it, the biggest part that sounded off key & odd to me was from 7:53-8:02 (the tumbi instrumental just didn't flow well at all all with Soorme imho). Overall, a great job with the mixing. Lots of good transitions without over doing things.
What I really loved about this mix were the combination of of songs used - every single one is an "off the charts" hit. There's a great mix of some older songs & new songs.
Do you think that you could attach a HIGH QUALITY mp3 of this mix? I want to jam to it when I'm not at the computer.