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Discussion in 'New England Revolution' started by Bradman, Oct 2, 2011.
Yeah, that amused the hell out of me.
Yeah, but they were from Cowhampshire.... a sporting event to them means flyfishing.... I think I did see their busses head over to Bass Pro Shops after.
Sorry, Monty, couldn't help it!
That's weird... I was driving alongside their busses on 95N 30 minutes after the match.
I noticed them leaving when I was going back to the Fort for the second half. They might have gone out to put their stuff away, but I have no idea if they came back...
Am I the only one who was pissed by their presence?
Who in Kraftland said "We have a dedicated group of supporters who come here, week in and week out, to cheer and sing and yell for our team and try to give them a competitive advantage. Do you know what they'll really like, having a disinterested marching band playing a competing song 4 sections away[!]"?
I don't have a problem with it. Teams around the sports landscape do similar things.
I also assume that you don't believe that 200 people behind the goal create a competitive advantage.
The marching band didn't play any songs in the stands, so how were they competing with the songs from the Fort?
Also, the marching band definitely did not return to their seats after halftime. Where they went, I do not know. Didn't see them after halftime.
They absolutely did, they stopped early on but they did.
Ok, I arrived 15 minutes late, so perhaps they played a song during that time. So what if a band plays a song or 2 in the first 15 minutes?
They didnt play any songs in the stands for the remainder of the game.
I follow the Australian league, and I've recently seen a great term for these people used in their media- "theatregoers". Sounds about right for us as well.
I gotta say that I have never seen a marching band perform in the stands of a soccer game, but it is common to have a pep band in high school and college football and basketball games.
Rather than considering the band as opposition to what is going on in the Fort, why not consider adding a marching band to the Fort !!
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RTK0KFvsfc"]EAHS Marching Band Stand Song "Seven Nation Army" - YouTube[/ame]
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIIwSLADM0g&feature=related"]EAHS Marching Band Stand Song "Land of 1000" - YouTube[/ame]
I think you guys should watch the videos on Youtube of the Seattle Sounders Band and how it promotes the team during parades and adding to the gameday atmosphere pregame.
Didn't they get rid of the band?
I don't see anything wrong with a band at the stadium...
IF the FO had any sense...They would have let the SGs know of the band a few weeks earlier.
A couple of times the band tried to follow a couple of the clear drum beats...but without them knowing any of the songs, etc., at times it was just 2 sounds competing for air space. And in a stadium NOT designed for acoustics it was pretty God awful sounding..!!
lol you should have stopped there
knew it was coming...LOL
Why? What difference would it make if the SGs knew there would be a marching band at this game a few weeks ago?
Head start on whining and defending the FO.
oh, I dunno, maybe so the fans could actually coordinate some sort of atmosphere in the stadium. Nah, we wouldn't want that. It might drown out the screaming 12 year old girls youth teams.
How could you coordinate if you guys were several sections apart?
Even if advanced notice led to moving the band into the Fort, you're basically saying you want this band to learn the Fort songs in a couple of weeks.
If the band doesnt have seven nation army in their music rotation, they are not going to learn it in a couple of weeks for a single gig.
Are you really this heartbroken that there was no instrumental arrangement to enhance the "I believe that we can tie" chant in the second half?
We don't need them to know every song ... but a couple (including the Revolution chant) done correctly would have been great. Instead of them actually playing against us for a few minutes which was annoying as hell.
haha right, because there aren't any rudimentary songs which the Fort Songs are based on. Most Fort songs are renditions of Fredric ********ing Chopin.
Whoa! Asking a marching band to learn The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Yankee Doodle, the Official Army Song, and From the Halls of Montezuma!? Clearly we can't expect children, mere children, to play songs that I guarentee is already in their sheet music[!] (And if you can't learn Seven Nation Army in 10 seconds, you're probably not, y'know, in a band of any kind)
you mean to tell me that a marching band can learn how to play a song written for two instruments? That is asking a lot. They are only musicians after all, not magicians.
I used to feel the same way, too, especially when the team had a chance and threw it away or it looked like the boys could have done better but decided to just mail it in, but my expectations are so low for the current roster that I expect to see a loss every time.