General Music Over The Pa - At Every Break In Play. Wtf?

Far Away Fan

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Why is this happening? Is the crowd thought to be so stupid that no-one can enjoy themselves unless they are fed 10 or 20 seconds of mind-numbing music every time play stops? Music that everyone has already heard a thousand times anyway?

It's not just happening at NRl matches, either. Now the US Open (tennis) has it. WTF? Tickets for the show courts there cost a small fortune, but hey, let's shove some music into the ticket-holders' minds anyway. Grrrrr!

OK, rant over. What do others think about this frankly rather frightening trend.
 
Freddie Futler

Freddie Futler

Well, if they didn't play music the kids would become bored.
Bored kids start to niggle ya, what do we do then? Buy them food and they end up fat.
You must be getting old.
 

Far Away Fan

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Well, if they didn't play music the kids would become bored.
Bored kids start to niggle ya, what do we do then? Buy them food and they end up fat.
You must be getting old.


Yes, I could be described as getting old. But. Surely for kids to be taken to something like an NRL game is an event in itself. I was once taken to The Oval for a test match, at approx age 12, and there I did, yes, get very bored. But that was test cricket. It goes on for hours. Who doesn't get bored with it.

Contrast League games. Two halves of a whole 40 minutes. If parents can't keep kids' minds interested in the 20 second gaps in between play, then I just don't know. 20 second breaks! How excrutiatingly boring. Not. :confused:
 
edd

edd

Yes, I could be described as getting old. But. Surely for kids to be taken to something like an NRL game is an event in itself. I was once taken to The Oval for a test match, at approx age 12, and there I did, yes, get very bored. But that was test cricket. It goes on for hours. Who doesn't get bored with it.

Contrast League games. Two halves of a whole 40 minutes. If parents can't keep kids' minds interested in the 20 second gaps in between play, then I just don't know. 20 second breaks! How excrutiatingly boring. Not. :confused:
Yep your definitely getting old.. Ha Ha...
 
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Sup42

Sup42

Mate it is Americanized Bullshit.

Since when should we be playing interludes to kids we are hoping will take to the experience in of itself.

The argument that kids get bored is crap , I take mine and they are over awed by the stimulus that is the sound and tribal chants from the crowd.

The brief musical play alongs are not Rugby league , they are some non league Marketing 'creatives' like thinking.

The rest of the NRL think it is a fkn circus what gets played at Mt Smart.

If the Warriors ever want to be taken seriously they can the circus score and just let the people make their own music , their own natural chorus to the spirit of the game.

Play Music and shit before and after the game.......hell half time too........here's an idea kids don't get anything from ten secound sound bites being killed right when they are getting into the groove u dumkopfs
 
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charlie bobmarley

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Yes, I could be described as getting old. But. Surely for kids to be taken to something like an NRL game is an event in itself. I was once taken to The Oval for a test match, at approx age 12, and there I did, yes, get very bored. But that was test cricket. It goes on for hours. Who doesn't get bored with it.

Contrast League games. Two halves of a whole 40 minutes. If parents can't keep kids' minds interested in the 20 second gaps in between play, then I just don't know. 20 second breaks! How excrutiatingly boring. Not. :confused:

magic. from up north, Test Match & cant even remember how old you were. I love you Northlanders & your stoney ways
 
RobRoyMcCoy

RobRoyMcCoy

One of my pet hates. Along with the bookie before the game, the ground announcer, and the fukn cheerleaders.

I want to feel the atmosphere and cut it with a knife.

Bah!

Humbug. :D
 
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Gizzyfan

Gizzyfan

One of my pet hates. Along with the bookie before the game, the ground announcer, and the fukn cheerleaders.

I want to feel the atmosphere and cut it with a knife.

Bah!

Humbug. :D

Admittedly they had the Meatloaf debacle a couple of years ago but the AFL here took close attention to Liverpool pre season game at the MCG when 90,000 people sang 'You will never walk alone'. I heard Aussies AFL fans on talkback say it was chillingly brilliant when just the crowd does it. You can't replicate that with PA music. The sport is the thing and especially EPL singing is part and parcel of the game. Part of the experience, PA music is just noise really.

What song(s) would suit the Warriors, and other NRL teams. My choice for the Warriors 'Why do you you do what you do to me'. Cronulla 'The needle and the damage done.'
 
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mrblonde

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As much as I put bets on the game, I hate Nathan Whatisface doing the TAB odds before the game. Just feels "off" to be so public with gambling. Like how every !*?@ing over of cricket there's an ad break (fair 'nuff) but it's always always for the TAB.

Agree about the music. Should be kept for after a try's been scored or if there's a significant break in play (which is often because someone's suffered a significant break in body).

Drums - silent unless the Warriors are hot on attack (ie within 10m etc) hot on defence (same) or a try has just been scored. Not "tikka-tikka-tikka" when Manu Vatuvei runs the ball up 2 metres off the 20m line on the first tackle.

I blame the kids these days. But I'm keeping up with the technology and I'll send the Warriors an email faxy type thing telegram to complain.

Let me get my cardigan. It's getting cold....Does anyone know what happened in Coro last night?
 
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Gizzyfan

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As much as I put bets on the game, I hate Nathan Whatisface doing the TAB odds before the game. Just feels "off" to be so public with gambling. Like how every !*?@ing over of cricket there's an ad break (fair 'nuff) but it's always always for the TAB.

Agree about the music. Should be kept for after a try's been scored or if there's a significant break in play (which is often because someone's suffered a significant break in body).

Drums - silent unless the Warriors are hot on attack (ie within 10m etc) hot on defence (same) or a try has just been scored. Not "tikka-tikka-tikka" when Manu Vatuvei runs the ball up 2 metres off the 20m line on the first tackle.

I blame the kids these days. But I'm keeping up with the technology and I'll send the Warriors an email faxy type thing telegram to complain.

Let me get my cardigan. It's getting cold....Does anyone know what happened in Coro last night?

At least you didn't say Shortland Street.
 
mt.wellington

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Yes, I could be described as getting old. But. Surely for kids to be taken to something like an NRL game is an event in itself.
Sadly I cant even pay my kids to come to a game now :(. The old hotdog, chips and fizzy routine has long last its appeal...
 

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