"Celebration" - The End?

Keep Celebration or Bin It


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jlove

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I always hated it, disco sucks, we should absolutely keep it
Do you mean that I shouldn't be wearing a home shirt with white sequinned flares to games any more?
 

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More concerned about Buzz and Buzzette's absence tbh
Witness protection.

I am rather fond of "Celebration" and would like to hear it at the BCS from time to time, but then I would like to hear "The Power Game" given the occasional airing as well. Quite a lot of the music played at GP was massive cack - "Portsmouth" by Mike Oldfield "Live and Let Die" by G&R. Not sure about "The Magic Trumpet" though.
 

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Witness protection.

I am rather fond of "Celebration" and would like to hear it at the BCS from time to time, but then I would like to hear "The Power Game" given the occasional airing as well. Quite a lot of the music played at GP was massive cack - "Portsmouth" by Mike Oldfield "Live and Let Die" by G&R. Not sure about "The Magic Trumpet" though.
Difficult to disguise a couple of seven foot Bees
 

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More concerned about Buzz and Buzzette's absence tbh
It's been mentioned in other threads but apparently they are not allowed on or around the pitch at the moment due to Covid protocols for the players in the "red zone". They should be able to appear in the family enclosure (not on the pitch) at the Brighton game. I look forward to hearing what they've been up to, if anyone asks them...
 

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Kool and the gang, a bit meh. Celebration, awful. Should be The Boss by James Brown.
 

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I can’t be bothered to read three pages but having seen the thread title, it’s just another example of how the tradition is being chipped away, bit by bit. Varney and Co won’t be happy until the old Brentford world has been confined to the scrap heap.
 

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I can’t be bothered to read three pages but having seen the thread title, it’s just another example of how the tradition is being chipped away, bit by bit. Varney and Co won’t be happy until the old Brentford world has been confined to the scrap heap.
It started with the peanuts....
 

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It started with the peanuts....

First they came for the paddock fatties and I did not speak out—because I was not a paddock fatty. Then they came for the celebration music fans , and I did not speak out— because I was not a celebration music fan. Then they came for @wibs and I did not speak out—because I don’t like wibs

🎣
 

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I can’t be bothered to read three pages but having seen the thread title, it’s just another example of how the tradition is being chipped away, bit by bit. Varney and Co won’t be happy until the old Brentford world has been confined to the scrap heap.
What nonsense.

Let's bring back the Gasometer, the Soapworks and trolley buses. We want kick-off's at 3.15 and the ability to leave your bike in someone's garden
 

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Never heard any other club play it either - so to me it is a Brentford tradition and is part of that great post home win feeling as you exit the ground.
Macclesfield played it after they beat us 2 nil in 2009.
 

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Keep it and bring back the steward who used to slap everyone’s hands after a game when leaving Ealing Road. New stewards all look bored and miserable.
 

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Like “Celebration” as it’s part of our tradition over recent years.
Also like ‘Tonight’s the night…we’re going to have a good time’ by The Black Eyed Peas, which has been used a few times I think.

Anyway, you have to maintain traditional elements combined with new ones, but you just can’t bin everything that’s part of our history and has links to where we’ve come from.

Reminds me of the time in the early 60’s when the club binned red and white stripes/black shorts for yellow gold shirts/blue shorts for a whole season.
I always thought it made us look like Torquay United!

So radical to dump our 40 year old colours, just for a change, although the yellow/blue did go back to the origins of the club.
 

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Time for a change. Would replace it with Bus Stop by the Fatback Band, much better disco chooon
 

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I wish they'd play the full version of "Turn the Page" (with lyrics) rather than repeating the opening riff for several minutes. It's a great tune!
 

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Bit late to this, but it really pissed me off at the Arsenal game. After an amazing rendition of Hey Jude after the final whistle they then played Celebration on full blast and it just killed the chanting and the atmosphere petered out. Fair enough play it after a routine win versus Colchester et al., but when the atmosphere is bubbling after an amazing performance its the last thing I want to hear.
 

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Bit late to this, but it really pissed me off at the Arsenal game. After an amazing rendition of Hey Jude after the final whistle they then played Celebration on full blast and it just killed the chanting and the atmosphere petered out. Fair enough play it after a routine win versus Colchester et al., but when the atmosphere is bubbling after an amazing performance its the last thing I want to hear.

Each to their own, but it was exactly what I wanted to hear!
 

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Each to their own, but it was exactly what I wanted to hear!
As you say each to their own, but after a game like that id much rather hear 10k+ people singing in unison “top of the league”, “sing up for the bees”, “super Brentford FC” etc. etc. than hear a cheesy disco song played over the speakers at full blast. 🤷‍♂️
 

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As you say each to their own, but after a game like that id much rather hear 10k+ people singing in unison “top of the league”, “sing up for the bees”, “super Brentford FC” etc. etc. than hear a cheesy disco song played over the speakers at full blast. 🤷‍♂️
Both happened.
 

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As you say each to their own, but after a game like that id much rather hear 10k+ people singing in unison “top of the league”, “sing up for the bees”, “super Brentford FC” etc. etc. than hear a cheesy disco song played over the speakers at full blast. 🤷‍♂️
I took Celebration coming on meaning "now go home......."
 

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The only thing i'd swap for Celebration is a proper recorded version of "oh west london" followed closely by The Prodigy "Smack my bitch up"
 

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I love Celebration, but I can see why they'd consider replacing it. When was the last time the crowd sung along to it after a game? The whole crowd was singing along to Hey Jude and Freed From Desire last night - at the ground was rocking! (and it was only a draw!)

The only time I've heard people actually sing Celebration was after the playoff final at Wembley, and even then it was somewhat half-hearted.
 

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I love Celebration, but I can see why they'd consider replacing it. When was the last time the crowd sung along to it after a game? The whole crowd was singing along to Hey Jude and Freed From Desire last night - at the ground was rocking! (and it was only a draw!)

The only time I've heard people actually sing Celebration was after the playoff final at Wembley, and even then it was somewhat half-hearted.

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People don't sing it dance to celebrate.

Bin it, replace it with freed from desire
 

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I love Celebration, but I can see why they'd consider replacing it. When was the last time the crowd sung along to it after a game? The whole crowd was singing along to Hey Jude and Freed From Desire last night - at the ground was rocking! (and it was only a draw!)

The only time I've heard people actually sing Celebration was after the playoff final at Wembley, and even then it was somewhat half-hearted.
I thought the idea to play Freed from Desire yesterday after Hey Jude was spot on. It captured the mood within the ground and intensified an already rocking atmosphere. Well done BFC.
 

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I thought the idea to play Freed from Desire yesterday after Hey Jude was spot on. It captured the mood within the ground and intensified an already rocking atmosphere. Well done BFC.

I loved Celebration but that now feels soooo Griffin Park and Freed is very much BCS/LR/New GP. I think they have got this right.
 

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Celebration only ever played after a win. I know it felt like a win, but we only drew against the famous Liverpool FC.
We did play it after the 2-2 with Chelsea in 2013 but a real one off I think.
I agree though that even a great draw in the league is not the time for Celebration (....the song rather than the act of celebrating....)
Freed from Desire was a great choice last night I wonder if that would have been picked had we won it.
Of course we don't have to have Hey Jude at FT every time...
 

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Celebration... the kids' castle badge... the guttering leaking into the moat in New Road and the aroma of the lavatorial facilities... what have we come to? What's next?
 

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I've just changed my vote from "Keep It" to "Bin It" - last night was just spot on without it.

(And yes, I know we didn't have a win to celebrate, but that's not really the point any more, is it?)
 

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Has to stay but shouldnt be played for a draw.

Freed from Desire was fun last night but i think the novelty will wear off quickly and it really doesnt feel like a victory song!
 
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