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Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by 1MADDOG, Sep 1, 2002.
You guys ROCKED Saturday night!
I could clearly hear your chants in my section (120). Great job!
It rocked like the old days last night. Even after we fell behind, the Nest/Barra didn't let up at all, whereas in other times we would've. A few new songs got sung (though it was too crazy to get "Viva Villegas" going after his goal).
Thanks DOG, I still haven't got my voice back. I think the boys are gonna need us all the rest of the way. It was great meeting Luis from La Norte after the game. That's one big drum.
Indeed, a well done to all the supporter groups!
I could hear yall up in the club section by the director's box!
Good unified chanting at the game. Now we need everyone to jump too. Vamos United! All we can do as fans is give the team all we have for the final home games. Hopefully we can still sneak into the playoffs. United can handle any MLS team at RFK.
There were many conscious attempts at coordination. Thanks to Begbie and to Lanky and Paul S in the Nest (probably many others as well, but these were the guys that I think really helped coordinate the songs) there were only moments of chant conflict at the game. The drummers also were very conscious of not drowning out songs and chants.
So this successful effort can be traced to the discussion on BS and on the SE List about coordination and walking in together. While we weren't too successful at marching in together, and while some SEs weren't jumping very often, let's focus on the good and keep working to make it better.
Not a criticism, but one other observation to maybe make us better:
We are over-singing one Dale song. I know there are at least three arrangements of the dale song:
1. Dale, dale, dale, daleo
Dale, dale, dale, daleo
2. Daleooooo, daleoooooo
Dale United daleooo
Dale United daleooo ....
3. Da - le - ooooo
Daleoooo -- OH -- OH
Dale, dale, dale, dale, dale, dale, daleoooooo ....
So let's try to sing #2 and #3 more often. Number 1 was getting to be a bit monotonous on Saturday, IMO (and for the past two or so games).
Jay and other songsters, write these on your hands so you can help us sing the different versions instead of singing #1 into the ground. I'm gonna write them on my left hand.
BTW, the OH UNITED! song was awesome!!
The sad (yet cool) part was that the clubs werent even at top strength numbers wise. We can do even better! --The coordinating will take a little time, but it will work. The OOOO United (Ode to the World Cup) song is a great example of this. We tried it several games with lukewarm results, NOW its practically a standard... --If its nice and simple it will almost always work.
p.s. apologies to the SE and Norte for the mess up with the "march in" --If we move it to a slightly later start say 7:10 or so I can guarantee better results. 6:45 is just too early. I mentioned moving the keg and people were ready to string me up from the nearest tree at 6:45
Sorry mesage was lost on the lst attempt. I agree with you Tom. Just remember some of us drink a lot and hve no musical talent. In addition the more reptitive stuff is the more people catch on. I will make aan effort for my part.
While I certainly don't hold McOwen and Chico responsible, I was a little disappointed that this didn't happen when it seemed so simple. The SEs closed up early and a fair amount of our folks stood around and waited til about 7-7:10 and finally gave up and went in on their own. For this to work we need ALL folks to be on board and stick to the time (as I thought the point was to get in early and get the place going). If people need more booze maybe they should starting tailgating earlier
Anyway, we can try again at the next home game but I can't assure SE numbers as some may feel it was a waste of their time.