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I am finding the ear splitting music before the games is really starting to affect my enjoyment of the occasion.

We like to get there half and to 45 mins before KO and watch the warm up, all the videos and interviews etc bit 20-30 mins before the game starts the music is turned up to such an ear splitting level that a headache starts and my ears literally ring until half time,

Any chance of a chat with my son or the people around me is drowned out, we are literally shouting at each other and still can’t be heard.

All the singing from the fans is drowned out and any chance of building an atmosphere is wiped out. I just don’t get it.

I read that it might be down to crowd control, keeping everyone silent before kick off to prevent any provocation with away fans but I can’t believe that.

How anyone can think ear splitting drum and base is better at creating a hostile atmosphere for opponent and lifting the home team than 5000 fans singing behind a goal is beyond me.

Am I alone in this?
 

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I am finding the ear splitting music before the games is really starting to affect my enjoyment of the occasion.

We like to get there half and to 45 mins before KO and watch the warm up, all the videos and interviews etc bit 20-30 mins before the game starts the music is turned up to such an ear splitting level that a headache starts and my ears literally ring until half time,

Any chance of a chat with my son or the people around me is drowned out, we are literally shouting at each other and still can’t be heard.

All the singing from the fans is drowned out and any chance of building an atmosphere is wiped out. I just don’t get it.

I read that it might be down to crowd control, keeping everyone silent before kick off to prevent any provocation with away fans but I can’t believe that.

How anyone can think ear splitting drum and base is better at creating a hostile atmosphere for opponent and lifting the home team than 5000 fans singing behind a goal is beyond me.

Am I alone in this?
I’m so glad you’ve posted this, group of us in S107 absolutely effing hate it. Like you say, you can just about hear the West Stand start singing and then BANG, they’re drowned out with the poxy music. The club are trying to manufacture an atmosphere (very Spursy) but they are actually killing it.
 

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No .. I love it .. it’s modern day pre match entertainment .. not everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s fine by me
Each to their own. Can't beat a bit of Chemical Brothers. Disappointing it wasn't played pre ManUre. That plus the light show is always a spectacular start to the evening. Here We Go! 🚀
I enjoy the choice of music and the light show, but Mh bee was talking about the excessive volume and how difficult it is to communicate to other supporters.
 

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I enjoy the choice of music and the light show, but Mh bee was talking about the excessive volume and how difficult it is to communicate to other supporters.
Agree it depends on whether you actually like the tune they choose. Whatever the guff was that was blared out on Weds that overloaded and distorted the crummy speakers well they really should not have bothered. The Superstar DJs though are welcome any time and their masterpieces are pointless if played as gentle background music :LOL:
 
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I love it. The less opportunity I have to chat to total strangers the better.

I'm a bitter man.

When the speakers are distorted, it's sounds pony

:ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
 

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The volume doesn’t bother me. I like it. The instrumental version of The Streets’ Turn the Page does it for me!

How about some more music during half time? Against United, they had some Q&A session with Nørgaard on the big screens that seemed to last the duration. A bit boring, really.
 

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Absolutely awful music (IMO). Clearly not PG’s choice as it appeared it was at GP. I blame Stu Wakeboard.
As for the volume, ridiculously and unnecessarily loud. I’m with you mhead it spoils my enjoyment.
Thickobee is 83.
 

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I am finding the ear splitting music before the games is really starting to affect my enjoyment of the occasion.

We like to get there half and to 45 mins before KO and watch the warm up, all the videos and interviews etc bit 20-30 mins before the game starts the music is turned up to such an ear splitting level that a headache starts and my ears literally ring until half time,

Any chance of a chat with my son or the people around me is drowned out, we are literally shouting at each other and still can’t be heard.

All the singing from the fans is drowned out and any chance of building an atmosphere is wiped out. I just don’t get it.

I read that it might be down to crowd control, keeping everyone silent before kick off to prevent any provocation with away fans but I can’t believe that.

How anyone can think ear splitting drum and base is better at creating a hostile atmosphere for opponent and lifting the home team than 5000 fans singing behind a goal is beyond me.

Am I alone in this?
....yep.....hey boy hey girl please today Mr DJ:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:....here we go.
 

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I like the pregame stuff. But agree it’s too loud too early, I have to shout at the person next to me, turn it down a few decibels and then get it back to ear bleeding for the streets instrumental.
 

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I am finding the ear splitting music before the games is really starting to affect my enjoyment of the occasion.

We like to get there half and to 45 mins before KO and watch the warm up, all the videos and interviews etc bit 20-30 mins before the game starts the music is turned up to such an ear splitting level that a headache starts and my ears literally ring until half time,

Any chance of a chat with my son or the people around me is drowned out, we are literally shouting at each other and still can’t be heard.

All the singing from the fans is drowned out and any chance of building an atmosphere is wiped out. I just don’t get it.

I read that it might be down to crowd control, keeping everyone silent before kick off to prevent any provocation with away fans but I can’t believe that.

How anyone can think ear splitting drum and base is better at creating a hostile atmosphere for opponent and lifting the home team than 5000 fans singing behind a goal is beyond me.

Am I alone in this?

I heard your son wrote in and asked for the music to be turned up😀😀😀😀

If that’s your biggest problem you haven’t got too many problems
 
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Love it, just wished i could dance to freed from desire every home game !

Freed from desire
Mind and senses purified
Freed from desire
na na na na na na na na na na na na na
na na na na na na na na na na na naaa
na na na na na na na na na na na na na
na na na na na na na na na na na naaa

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I am finding the ear splitting music before the games is really starting to affect my enjoyment of the occasion.

We like to get there half and to 45 mins before KO and watch the warm up, all the videos and interviews etc bit 20-30 mins before the game starts the music is turned up to such an ear splitting level that a headache starts and my ears literally ring until half time,

Any chance of a chat with my son or the people around me is drowned out, we are literally shouting at each other and still can’t be heard.

All the singing from the fans is drowned out and any chance of building an atmosphere is wiped out. I just don’t get it.

I read that it might be down to crowd control, keeping everyone silent before kick off to prevent any provocation with away fans but I can’t believe that.

How anyone can think ear splitting drum and base is better at creating a hostile atmosphere for opponent and lifting the home team than 5000 fans singing behind a goal is beyond me.

Am I alone in this?
....you sound like my old man used to back in the day when TOTPs was on....'whit is that noize'....only then to stick his glasses on when Pans People turned up.....dirty ol' bleeder!!!
 

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The volume doesn’t bother me. I like it. The instrumental version of The Streets’ Turn the Page does it for me!

How about some more music during half time? Against United, they had some Q&A session with Nørgaard on the big screens that seemed to last the duration. A bit boring, really.
I agree that was really dull AND id already seen it earlier in the week.

Can't they have some kids taking penalties or something?

Or just play some good tunes at 6/10 in the volume level
 

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....as long as we drown out their 'hi ho' pish today....I don't care.
 

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I think playing Hey Jude and drowning out the fans singing Hey Jude just before the game starts is really "over production" and actually works against us creating an atmosphere to start the game. It actively works against us.
I think the instrumental break in the version they play disrupts the singing as well,
 

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I am finding the ear splitting music before the games is really starting to affect my enjoyment of the occasion.

We like to get there half and to 45 mins before KO and watch the warm up, all the videos and interviews etc bit 20-30 mins before the game starts the music is turned up to such an ear splitting level that a headache starts and my ears literally ring until half time,

Any chance of a chat with my son or the people around me is drowned out, we are literally shouting at each other and still can’t be heard.

All the singing from the fans is drowned out and any chance of building an atmosphere is wiped out. I just don’t get it.

I read that it might be down to crowd control, keeping everyone silent before kick off to prevent any provocation with away fans but I can’t believe that.

How anyone can think ear splitting drum and base is better at creating a hostile atmosphere for opponent and lifting the home team than 5000 fans singing behind a goal is beyond me.

Am I alone in this?

The hey jude when players are coming out looms to have turned up....it drowns out the fans....

Said it before, when clubs play things so loud it means there is not atmosphere...and if there was one, it will kill it off
 

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The volume and choice of music doesn’t bother me but the PA has been done on the cheap. It’s a terrible system and therefore when it gets turned up, it sounds crap. The interviews at half time are inaudible, too.
 

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More Chemical brothers please. The wolves Energy 52 - Cafe Del Mar track before their games is goose bumps stuff for those of us ravers of a certain era. Next time we're there, I'm hooking up with Rebus for some Jack & Jills beforehand (allegedly) :fishing:
 

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I miss Hard-Fi. I just hope they don't decide to try sodding Oh Fortuna from Carmina Burana as some clubs do, one of which is the river rats IIRC. I like the piece on the whole but it has no place at football. If you're gonna have classical, let it be Handel or Beethoven. :ROFLMAO:
 

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The volume and choice of music doesn’t bother me but the PA has been done on the cheap. It’s a terrible system and therefore when it gets turned up, it sounds crap. The interviews at half time are inaudible, too.

Definitely agree with last bit and I trust you on all the rest too.
 

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The 'entertainment' utterly passes me by. What was wrong with a rotund supporter taking penalties against our youth keeper and Celebration?
Crossbar challenge plus let’s bring back Peter G doing “Who wants to win fifty quid?”. And the Babettes (or their grand-daughters)!
 

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I know Hey Jude has been played for a while, but am I wrong in thinking it has become a 'bigger deal' in recent years?
 

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Crossbar challenge plus let’s bring back Peter G doing “Who wants to win fifty quid?”. And the Babettes (or their grand-daughters)!

If the 'Babettes' came back it would be like the re-enactment of the 1936 Olympics relay team on Knowing Me, Knowing You.
 
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I miss Hard-Fi. I just hope they don't decide to try sodding Oh Fortuna from Carmina Burana as some clubs do, one of which is the river rats IIRC. I like the piece on the whole but it has no place at football. If you're gonna have classical, let it be Handel or Beethoven. :ROFLMAO:
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I miss Hard-Fi. I just hope they don't decide to try sodding Oh Fortuna from Carmina Burana as some clubs do, one of which is the river rats IIRC. I like the piece on the whole but it has no place at football. If you're gonna have classical, let it be Handel or Beethoven. :ROFLMAO:
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I like the choice of music, but most matches my watch/iPhone have given alerts about excessive noise during the match build-up, which I know isn’t scientific but it’s an indication. Having sat in various blocks this season it seems especially loud down in the southeast corner, so much that my ears were still ringing hours after the Leicester City game. I also find the volume of the presentations so loud that it distorts beyond being listenable.
 
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Not a fan of the light show and agree the music can kill the atmosphere (quite like the street song) but we’re hosting premier league events now 😎
 

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If it is possible to have a safe standing area, I am sure the club could also offer a safe listening area within an invisible cocoon somewhere in the east stand, for those with sensitive ears
 

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I know Hey Jude has been played for a while, but am I wrong in thinking it has become a 'bigger deal' in recent years?
Yes...we have somehow turned it in to a club anthem and claim it to be ours despite loads of clubs singing it
 
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