Xray833 wrote:I agree the main commentary wasn`t great and after a time I just switched off as far as it was concerned. The one that really did annoy me was the Chinook Display Team commentator. He was a cross between an Army RSM and the American F22 Raptor commentator. Too loud, shouting instructions “ GET YOUR CAM _ ER _ RA READY NOW!!!” and “cheesy” . Some have said enthusiastic but I found it very distracting. Just me or anyone else ?
Very few acts "get" the need for an entertaining, professional-sounding commentary, with or without music. It's important for acts to appreciate that how an item is received on the crowdline depends an awful lot on how it is presented from the commentary box. Too many of the RAF/British military items are delivered in a plummy-sounding accent from someone who sounds like they're being forced to read a twee script at gunpoint. Too many of the civilian items don't bother providing a commentator or even a script. You're part of a show, so the craftsmanship and showmanship needs to extend beyond the cockpit!
The US military get this - though do often take it too far, but you can never accuse a USAF/USN commentary of being dull or forgettable.