Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by iii, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. iii

    iii Vault Dweller

    Oct 10, 2005

    The reason why I opened up this thread is to know how football/soccer fans in your country react to the "sound of World Cup 2010".

    If I look at the discussion here in Germany it seems that fans get pissed more and more... It sounds like a swarm of bees. :mrgreen:

    However one does feel like an imperialist who wants to colonize Africa again if one starts to criticize this "essential" (very young) phenomenon of African Football culture.

    So how is the sound in the stadiums perceived in your country?
  2. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    It's a pain in the ass, but you get used to it.
  3. Dragula

    Dragula Stormtrooper oTO Orderite

    Nov 6, 2008
    It's bloody annoying, is it common with boers also, or is it just the black community that likes to annoy others?
  4. CloudlessDruid

    CloudlessDruid Not a Soviet Droid Orderite

    Oct 11, 2008
    I'm absolutely used to it, never give a though about that. Probably because I hear 'cornetas' since I'm a newborn. Don't think its a pain in the ass, really.
  5. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    Eh, 's not that bad. You get used to it, really. And I'm fairly sure it was much worse during the Confederations Cup - I think the broadcasters have found a better sound mix. The biggest problem is that the crowd reaction is dampened.

    Besides, it's hardly new. Listen to the noise at the 1972 European Cop Final:
  6. iii

    iii Vault Dweller

    Oct 10, 2005
    You asked me what annoys me about the Vuvuzelas...

    For me football is all about emotions and not about a continious swoosh.

    I want to hear the fans cheering, singing, murmuring and so on... The sound that I hear in the TV just does not give me enough feedback about the atmosphere in the stadium.

    As it seems sport bars throughout Germany turn off the sound during the broadcast. :|
  7. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    Don't watch sports on TV.
  8. Public

    Public Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    May 18, 2006
    Are you black?
  9. CloudlessDruid

    CloudlessDruid Not a Soviet Droid Orderite

    Oct 11, 2008
  10. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Since I hate soccer in general all this hysterica makes me pretty much pissed. All this false patriotism too, flags on cars everywhere... It's just darn annoying and I don't get used to it...
  11. Hellion

    Hellion Antediluvian Lurker

    Jun 20, 2003

    Seconded. It's like the stadium was invaded by a swarm of giant mosquitoes or something that proceeded to devour all the fans.

    The Argentinians where the only ones so far to come close to making their chants heard over the sound of the vuvuzelas, but in the end they, too, failed.

    If I'm not mistaken, even the players themselves complained about the vuvuzelas during the Confederations Cup. And rightly so. Doesn't that sound prevent them from hearing each other and receiving the coach's instructions etc?
  12. iii

    iii Vault Dweller

    Oct 10, 2005



  13. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    Can't say anything about those soccer horns (since there's like twenty people nationwide that actually watch it), but there's no way that noise is worse than the obnoxious fucking cowbells we have down here.
  14. Roflcore

    Roflcore Mildly Dipped

    Nov 2, 2008
    nope, no profit :/
    people actually buy them and use them. even worse, some stores (fuck you edeka :|) give them away for free

    I really really hope Germany fails at the tournament, so this shit is over..otherwise I am going to beat somebody who is using that thing up. Maybe stick it up his..just so he knows how annoying those things can be.
  15. Hellion

    Hellion Antediluvian Lurker

    Jun 20, 2003

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    From what I read, UEFA officials are already thinking about banning vuvuzelas from the rest of the tournament. We'll see how this goes.

    PS: Slovenia - Algeria is now officially the worst World Cup game so far. I'm struggling not to fall asleep.
  16. fedaykin

    fedaykin Vault Fossil

    Jul 15, 2007
    So wait, there are people who watch a football match with tens of thousands of people in the audience and expect it to be quiet?

    I would bet that if we measured the noise at a match of similar proportions in Europe we would get roughly the same level of noise. If fans don't have vuvuzelas they use whistles, airhorns or their voice.

    Unless someone blows a vuvuzela in your ear, it's no more annoying than a swarm of mosquitoes.
  17. Hellion

    Hellion Antediluvian Lurker

    Jun 20, 2003
    It's one thing to hear the crowd chanting to support their team, and a completely different thing to hear a constant "BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR" that doesn't EVER stop.

    It's like comparing the sound of a loud song to the sound of a heavy drill.
  18. coliphorbs

    coliphorbs Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 2, 2008
    If you watched the games on TV, you'd see that the problem is that the constant buzzing of those vuvuzelas drowns out everything else - I'm not sure if it's the sound mix of the broadcasts or what, but even in the loudest games played anywhere else you don't get that constant-drone effect.

    And I mean constant. For the whole 90 minutes, it doesn't stop.

    It's really quite irritating. I keep expecting some giant monster bee to descend upon the field.
  19. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    That would be cool if a giant monster bee landed on the field. Then the fans and soccer/football/whateverthefuckyoucallit players would have to fight it to the death.
  20. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    You must never watch football, because this is nothing like the noise during contemporary football matches outside South Africa.

    Look, I don't think this is that annoying. You get used to it, really. But this is not normal for a football match.

    I watch a lot of American Football, including lots of Buccaneers matches which should cover your locale, and these vuvuzelas are significantly more annoying than what you hear in those matches.

    No, that's the actual sound in the stadium apparently. Constant ~90db drone with spikes to 130db. Some broadcasters try to mix it out as much as possible, others (like the Dutch broadcaster) keep it in under the pretense of atmosphere.

    The problem is that a football match without any background noise doesn't feel right at all. This is better than a noise-less match.