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Vuvuzela Coming To A Stadium Near You

Vuvuzela Coming To A Stadium Near You

The Vuvuzela is typically a 65cm plastic blowing horn that produces a loud, distinctive monotone note - expect one at an English football stadium, and soon.

The Premier League kicks off during the second week of August and to add insult to injury a leading UK supermarket chain is shipping the darn things in by the lorry load.

Love or loath them but the typical British footy fan is going to have to get used to them. Why? Well they have proved an enormous success during this years World Cup and those who produce and market the plastic horn are targeting the EPL, the most watched league anywhere on the planet.

Broadcasters hate them and want them banned - several leading clubs are discussing them at board level, and some are even contemplating allowing stewards to remove them from spectators as they enter the ground.

At the end of the day they are here to stay, well for the first couple of weeks of the new season anyway.

Origin of the Vuvuzela

Wikipedia explains all.

Vuvuzela Video

(Sigh), here it comes..





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Writer:Tudor
Date:Thursday July 1 2010
Time: 12:45PM

Comments

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Got my vuvuzela! I think they're brilliant... as long as you only use them at appropriate times (goals, teams coming out etc) They're no worse than air horns etc which are allows at stadiums Allow them into the EPL!
C1TY SL1CKER
01/07/2010 12:57:00
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The jury is out for me. Mind you I did like the above video (lol).
Tudor
01/07/2010 12:59:00
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they are great, just been on holiday, loved walking past tvs, hearing the constant buzz of the crowd. Never a dull moment. I would love to hear coms in a constant buzz, rather than silence, which is often the case.
tommytheblue
01/07/2010 13:09:00
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And there I was looking forward to the new season to begin so I could watch vuvizela free football.
Bluedub
01/07/2010 13:10:00
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The vuvuzela is a bit like marmite. You either love it or hate it.
Tudor
01/07/2010 13:16:00
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I hope this wont be the case, maybe they are fun in the Stadium but hearing it from your TV is so annoying. Anyways every country has its own history and traditions why would the English drop their funny, witty chants for a constant BZZZZzzzzZZZZzzZZ is beyond me. Anyways I doubt that the people making the billion dollar TV deals would really allow this if people at home started turning off
Klutch
01/07/2010 13:18:00
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They can blow my horn if they think I'm putting up with that racket for 90 minutes every week.
bowburnmag
01/07/2010 13:57:00
0
Over my dead effing body.
fifthcolumnblue
01/07/2010 14:10:00
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When we were boys, we used to do Saturday morning work and shopping for our grandmother and great aunt, who lived together after their husbands had left the planet. Our reward for doing this constituted our entire weekly pocket money. We used to get sixpence to start with, which graduated to a shilling as we approached senior school age. A fortune. At the local newsagents, at the end of the road, they used to sell plastic and paper trumpets for about threepence. We bought them because they made a hell of a racket. Three of us blowing them at once must have sounded something like a pre-Portsmouth Sinfonia howl coming down the street on our return with the shopping. We called them 'trashy trumpets', because by the middle of the afternoon they were soggy in the paper parts and just fell to pieces. By that time we'd been told off about ten times, and I can remember one time when one was taken off me and crunched underfoot. Perhaps this is what should happen to vuvuzelas as they enter the ground. Straight under a big foot and into a giant re-cycling bin. It's possibly a generational thing. Kids want to make noise, whereas the rest of us would rather enjoy the true dynamic of what is after all a visit to the theatre. If you can't hear the oos and ahs of the crowd, and the only dynamic left is the kid's loud vuvuzela monotone, then half the narrative is missing. As always, the kids are pressing hard to be heard. And they will be. I have another sense. I can smell a visit from Health and Safety just now coming over the horizon. Trashy trumpets wouldn't even have made it out of the factory if Health and Safety had been involved. What's the world coming to? (As they used to say). Hopefully not vuvuzelas say I. My tinitus is bad enough already. When you've been surrounded by rock and roll for a decade or two, tinitus becomes an occupational hazard. What we're talking about here is a recreational hazard. You gotta smile though. Just as long as you can stand a couple of hundred yards away from the din. I got used to them at the World Cup, because I was holding the remote a lot of the time. They became a cultural feature with no mean effect. They WILL make us remember them. A true paradox perhaps. But eventually, even if it's with some crazy sense of joy, you have to think that vuvuzelas are meant to alienate, and on that account, they do a fantastic job.
roy harper
01/07/2010 15:51:00
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Roy - When will you be sending us more MCFC front page articles? Its been ages. Plus, are you still on tour?
Tudor
01/07/2010 16:05:00
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