I just got back from SA and went to 3 games. They really aren't that bad when you are in the stadion at all!! I think the microphones are actually making the sound a lot worse than it is in person. Mind you, in Europe they've now started cancelling out the sound of the vuvuzelas from a lot of the broadcasts, so it shouldn't be nearly as bad as in the beginning.
I kind of got used to the sound and couldn't imagine the tournament without them now
It is the most unnecessary thing I ve ever heard and listened in football game. ( I live in Yurkey and I had to listend really bad things in football games but this is worst)
it is totally unacceptable in an international compettiton which is aired live on tv. you cant mute it, you cant turn it down whatever it is bad.
on the other hand seeing it as a part of cultural influence and respect to local customs etc. is bullls....t !
As far as I rembember there were no vuzuvellas in rugby world cup which was held there a few years ago.
[ Edit: Edited on 22-Jun-2010, at 06:07 by eroltoksoy ]
get ready, the vuvuzela is here to stay! they've already shown up at some American baseball games! I think I'll be taking mine everywhere with me now! Too bad they're toning them down on tv in europe, that's just part of the vibe.
I should have bought like 500 of those. Costed 2-3 euro a piece, now generally 20-30 euro people pay for a piece of plastic.
Would have meant a great RTW trip with the profit I could have made
I have to say, they annoyed me to hell at first, but recently I don't notice them any more. Just goes to show how the human mind can adapt.
Still a great clip. I still hate the Vuvuzela, because if mutes, the singing and the shouting of the fans, which is what I want to hear during a game. It was known that this would ruin the atmosphere of the matches, but nothing was done to ban it, just like it is banned at other sports.
I will be devastated if they make an appearance in the premier league!
some fans will bring them in but i can see clubs banning them stright away but still be able to smuggle them in like the Sunderland fans did with the beach balls
where there are south africans, there will be vuvuzelas ...except at wimbledon. they were banned. and i think all the new honorary south africans will be carting them everywhere they go.