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Wyliefan
03-07-2011, 01:13 PM
Great photos, YukiNieve! And I agree that Evan's tango program was perfect for him.

RD, thanks for your report of the pre-show events! But man, I wish I'd had the chance to meet Kristine Musademba -- I love her!

But not Christine Brennan. :scream:


I am used to that. Although I wowed them all with Sasha's Moonlight Sonata video, even those who don't normally like figure skating.

I did that once myself. :) But it was a long time ago and I'm sure some of them missed it, or don't remember it.

CynicElle
03-07-2011, 01:20 PM
I was at the DC show too. Don't have too much to add to everyone else's great reviews, but I really enjoyed it -- it was a vast improvement over last year's show, and there really wasn't an outright clunker in the bunch.

I've never seen Kurt skate live before and he was wonderful -- SOI really needs someone like that to help pull the show together. And I absolutely loved the number he did with Todd and Sasha. I've never seen Sasha do such a playful, whimsical program, and she was delightful. And the :eek: reaction in my section when she came out of that teeny box was hilarious. (Shallow note: I love her hair! I had no idea she had such curly hair, but the cut is adorable; the pictures I've seen don't do it justice.)

I'm really impressed by how well Belbin & Agosto are developing as show performers, though not surprised. Seeing them skate again made me realize how much I've missed them in competition this year.

And I adored Evan's tango number -- it was nice to see him have a lot more to do in the show this year, and he's still skating really well.

I was up on the concourse before the show started and saw this tiny blonde woman walk past me and immediately said to myself "OK -- that's someone. I can't place her, but I know she's a skater." Sure enough, that was Elena Bechke. Michael Weiss also came out by my section after the show was over, so I got to tell him "Great job!"

Anyhow, I had a terrific time this year; glad to see that other FSUers did too!

Wyliefan
03-07-2011, 01:39 PM
Here are some more of my photos, though they're nowhere near as good as YukiNieve's! (Wish I could take photography lessons from you, YN! :) )

Kurt (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/Renee28/DSCN1765.jpg)

Joannie (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/Renee28/DSCN1783.jpg)

Katia from the back (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/Renee28/DSCN1791.jpg). For some reason I kept getting people when they were turned away from me!

Evan (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/Renee28/DSCN1823.jpg)

Kurt (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/Renee28/DSCN1829.jpg)

Kyoko and John (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/Renee28/DSCN1833.jpg)

Katia (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/Renee28/DSCN1836.jpg)

Evan (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/Renee28/DSCN1841.jpg)

Todd and Sasha (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/Renee28/DSCN1846.jpg)

Katia (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/Renee28/DSCN1850.jpg)

Tanith and Ben (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/Renee28/DSCN1855.jpg)

Tanith and Ben (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/Renee28/DSCN1856.jpg)

Kurt (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/Renee28/DSCN1868.jpg)

Kyoko and John (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/Renee28/DSCN1873.jpg)

Evan (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/Renee28/DSCN1875.jpg)

Joannie and Michael (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/Renee28/DSCN1877.jpg)

Evan (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/Renee28/DSCN1881.jpg)

Bows (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/Renee28/DSCN1886.jpg)

RD
03-07-2011, 02:52 PM
You're welcome! I'm in the middle of sorting out my pre-show pics. I did take some during the show with my point-and-shoot, but I decided to sit back and enjoy rather than fiddle around with my camera.

Frau Muller
03-07-2011, 04:46 PM
I loved the show. So superior to last year's show in practically every respect. Kurt, to me, was the absolute star but I also loved Joannie, Weiss, and Belbin/Agosto.

Now...what was up with Sasha's matronly 'do? This adds 10 years, although perhaps she wanted to finally shed the pweetty-ballerini look? Too bad - glamour is gone. Katia's brown hair did not hurt her (Katia's) total look as much.

The group numbers, choreography, costumes, props, etc., were all fantastic. What a boost up from last year's 'el cheapo special.'

newbatgirl
03-07-2011, 09:01 PM
Now...what was up with Sasha's matronly 'do? This adds 10 years, although perhaps she wanted to finally shed the pweetty-ballerini look?

Not sure what the motivation for the change in hair was for Sasha but I am not a fan either. I saw some pics on a friend's Twitter stream and my mouth dropped. I thought one of the other skaters' moms had joined them backstage before I realized it was Sasha. WTH?

RD
03-07-2011, 09:04 PM
You can get a better look at Cohen's 'do here:

http://twitpic.com/477p6w

manleywoman
03-07-2011, 10:12 PM
Oh. It's not good, at least in that pic.

RD
03-07-2011, 10:14 PM
I didn't like it either.

Chele615
03-08-2011, 02:02 AM
Just wanted to post my pictures from the Providence and Boston shows.

Providence - http://www.flickr.com/photos/29742427@N03/sets/72157626219341082/

Boston - http://www.flickr.com/photos/29742427@N03/sets/72157626219873072/

Garden Kitty
03-08-2011, 02:10 AM
Meryl and Charlie joining the Tour after Worlds (http://starsonice.com/?content=tour_news&id=3833)

Wyliefan
03-08-2011, 02:17 AM
Just wanted to post my pictures from the Providence and Boston shows.

Providence - http://www.flickr.com/photos/29742427@N03/sets/72157626219341082/

Boston - http://www.flickr.com/photos/29742427@N03/sets/72157626219873072/

Gorgeous pictures!!

Debbie S
03-08-2011, 03:34 AM
Meryl and Charlie joining the Tour after Worlds (http://starsonice.com/?content=tour_news&id=3833)Oh, those lucky people in NY (and Cleveland and New England). I briefly entertained thoughts of going to the NJ show (I liked it so much yesterday, I could defintely see it again :)) and combine it with a visit to my friend in South Orange, but then I saw the show is at night. My skating club is having a seminar the next morning and I'm one of the organizers, so I need to be there. Bummer.

newbatgirl
03-08-2011, 04:28 AM
Oh, those lucky people in NY (and Cleveland and New England). I briefly entertained thoughts of going to the NJ show (I liked it so much yesterday, I could defintely see it again :)) and combine it with a visit to my friend in South Orange, but then I saw the show is at night. My skating club is having a seminar the next morning and I'm one of the organizers, so I need to be there. Bummer.

Wow, this may push me over the edge to go to the NJ SOI show. My husband is a huge fan of Meryl and Charlie so this goes a long way in convincing him to make this a family outing.

Teenes
03-08-2011, 07:36 AM
Finally got my Providence Stars on Ice photos up. Still need to do Boston...

Providence Stars on Ice Photos (http://bit.ly/fzEESn)

Was further up in the stands and on the opposite side as my San Jose photos. Yay for different angles. Enjoy!