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1. Posted by soupatrvlr (Respected Member 385 posts) 6y

Do you hear that Vuvuzela blowing across the world from South Africa? That's me! Wishing everyone could be here at the World Cup. Things here are pumping!!!! Btw, if you're coming, don't forget to bring some ear plugs. They reckon the vuvuzela en mass has more decibels than a F1.

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 6y

Note to self: pack earplugs tomorrow!!

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3720 posts) 6y

It certainly makes for a great atmosphere. Have fun :)

4. Posted by eroltoksoy (Full Member 173 posts) 6y

it is really ruining our pleasure to watch the world cp. but I think africans took it personal and blow it more just to bother europeans who watch. it is kind of : ''this is africa we got sick of obeying youe white man dictates rules. we gonna do what ever we like in our tournament.'' thing going on there.

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 6y

Quoting eroltoksoy

it is really ruining our pleasure to watch the world cp. but I think africans took it personal and blow it more just to bother europeans who watch. it is kind of : ''this is africa we got sick of obeying youe white man dictates rules. we gonna do what ever we like in our tournament.'' thing going on there.

I think you're putting too much thought into this... But, that's just me. From what little I've watched so far, there were a goodly number of Americans, Europeans, Australians, etc. all "tooting" their horns too. Your theory may be correct on a subconscious level, though I doubt most of the African spectators in the stadium are viewing it from the "we got sick of you..." aspect. They are doing what they do during their regular games. Now, add in all of the international spectators who have also decided it was a grand idea and you have an overwhelming cacophony of noise.

I agree it can be an irritant to the viewer, but think of the players, coaches and referees who have to communicate with each other over the noise. I recommend earplugs.

6. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 6y

Vuvuzelas. BLOODY vuvuzelas.
Slack Bladder reckons they are a musical tradition of South Africa?
I've seen the 1964 movie Zulu (starring Michael Caine) a coupla times.
It's a classic, and the Zulus get into war chants, stomping their feet in unison and crashing assegais against their cowhide shields.
That's a tradition, not blowing plastic crap made in Taiwan.
As for the games played so far, they've all been boring as batshit except for the Germany v Australia one.
Thank the gods we played crap and allowed some goals to be scored.

Solution -

Two 20 minute halves and 7 aside.

Results -

Germany 47 Australia 19

France 0 Uruguay 0

AND REST

7. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 6y

Quoting wotthefiqh


Solution -
Two 20 minute halves and 7 aside.
Results -
Germany 47 Australia 19
France 0 Uruguay 0

I watched the UK-USA match only because my neighbor is from the UK and she wanted to see the UK prevail. Did not happen and we had a boring 1-1 tie. Most in the US just don't care about soccer or what the rest of the world call 'football'. Too much running around that does not lead to scoring. Goals are exciting, running around with the ball is not. Fewer players would mean more scoring.

The USA-Canada gold medal hockey match pointed this out. When USA-Canada match went into overtime, they played 4 men instead of 5. Right away the game changed. The ice opened up and there were more shots on goal. Canada scored quickly and they won the gold medal. It would be the same for soccer. Fewer players would open up the field and more shots on goal. That would help make soccer more exciting. My 2 cents.

8. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3720 posts) 6y

Quoting wotthefiqh

Vuvuzelas. BLOODY vuvuzelas.
Slack Bladder reckons they are a musical tradition of South Africa?
I've seen the 1964 movie Zulu (starring Michael Caine) a coupla times.
It's a classic, and the Zulus get into war chants, stomping their feet in unison and crashing assegais against their cowhide shields.
That's a tradition, not blowing plastic crap made in Taiwan.

Exactly. They are really starting to affect my enjoyment of the games - I hope they ban them soon but it doesn't seem likely.

9. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 6y

The Vuvuzela has been fodder for radio comments for two days now. Apparently they sold out here in Van. A south African woman runs a store here and hates the things, but she's ordering more cause o de money.

10. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 6y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-Ln_rqPpPk

Not as good as the Chelsea or Megan Fox rants but not too bad