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What is that horrible buzzing noise at the World Cup?

Are bees swarming the microphones? It is probably the most annoying sound in the world, except the Mexican guy that yells GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL.
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It is some kind of horn. They are selling them dirt cheap there, so it is pretty easy for them to get a bunch of them in the stands.
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Vuvuzela.


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Let me dig up a funny WSJ article I read yesterday... one sec.


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Should This Horn Be Banned?

The Vuvuzela Is Coming Under Harsh Attack, but We Kind of Like Its Buzzing Sound



Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!

We're writing this column under proper World Cup conditions—with vuvuzelas blasting in both of our ears.

Is everyone already exasperated with the Infamous Plastic Horn of Distraction? WE SAID, IS EVERYONE ALREADY EXASPERATED WITH THE INFAMOUS PLASTIC HORN OF DISTRACTION? There are reports that World Cup organizers are already considering a ban on the vuvuzela, the ubiquitous narrow instrument that's making every contest in South Africa sound like a ferocious swarm of radioactive bees—or a Hollywood publicists' luncheon. Vuvuzela-mania is threatening to drown out national anthems, quick-witted soccer chants and tender conversations about 19th century literature between U.S. and English fans. It's apparently irritating TV viewers more than the chatter on "ESPN Sunday Night Baseball," or that Kia commercial with the anthropomorphic hamsters who enjoy hip-hop. Vuvuzelas are even suffocating—zut alors!—the competitive passion of the French World Cup team. "We can't sleep at night because of the vuvuzelas," France's captain, Patrice Evra, said after Les Bleus played to an uninspired scoreless tie versus Uruguay.Oh really, Mr. Evra? That sound you hear right now is the entire nation of Ireland stepping out to buy a container ship's worth of vuvuzelas—payback for Thierry Henry's handball last November that kept Ireland out of the World Cup.

But we're not ready to give up on the vuvuzela. We might feel differently in three weeks, but right now, we like the noise. They're clearly popular in South Africa. We say if you go to someone's house, you have to play by their rules and traditions. Go to a New York Jets game, you have to sit next to a guy in a Joe Klecko jersey who smells like nacho-flavored Slim Jims. Go see a World Cup game in Johannesburg, you get vuvuzelas. It's part of the deal.Besides, who are we in the U.S. to complain about vuvuzelas? We gave the world Twitter and Ke$ha.We'd probably like vuvuzelas more if we had vuvu-experience. Let's give some vuvuzelas to the Cameron Crazies at Duke. Tell those little kids at Phillies games to put down the beers and grab a horn. Ask the White House to fill Helen Thomas's front-row chair with a healthy-lunged vuvuzela-ist. Hand one to Lady Gaga the next time she crashes a Mets game. OK, maybe that's not such a great idea.

Honestly, vuvuzelas are more charming than some of the unpleasant chants we heard in Boston at the NBA Finals. Vuvuzelas don't insult Kardashians. And they sound like Stradivariuses compared with those dopey, inflatable Thunderstix. And really, if the vuvuzelas are driving you crazy, you're not watching your World Cup in the right forum. Where are you, inside the Library of Congress? We've said it a thousand times, but World Cup soccer is meant to be watched in a crowd. (It also, apparently, can be watched live, unlike Winter Olympic alpine skiing on NBC). If you find a loud, happy, well-lubricated group to watch with, you shouldn't be able to hear those vuvuzelas at all. That's what we got on Saturday after we pushed our way into the sweaty throngs at Floyd, a sprawling neighborhood bar in Brooklyn where we saw the U.S. tie England 1-1 in The Reasonably Entertaining Draw Heard Around the World. In a grave organizational error, we had spent the first half of the U.S.-England match watching at an establishment that was a bit too PBS/Wimbledon for our taste.

But at Floyd, we were thrilled to find ourselves standing among a perspiring cluster of England fans who sounded as if they'd worked their way through at least three-quarters of the "Beers of the World" poster. These guys were frustrated with their team, but funny. Brooklyn is home to a lot of bookish dudes in droll T-shirts and well-considered glasses who think they invented liking soccer, but they are no match for a crew of seasoned England fans with a songbook of (mostly, but not always) crude and clever chants. Our favorites included "You Don't Know What You're Watching"—a shot at newbie U.S. soccer fans—and its sister chant, "Can You Name Your 23?" a dare to tick off the players on the U.S. roster. They also offered a bright melody called "Oh, Turn On the Baseball Game," and when the U.S. fans began a chant telling the England fans to do something untoward with the English soccer hero Wayne Rooney, the England fans urged them to perform the same with Derek Jeter. (Please trust us that this was much funnier, and filthier, in person.)

As soccer crowds go, the one at Floyd was good-natured and cerebral. The only thing that could have possibly broken out in there was a Paul Auster reading. And of course the last laugh belonged to the U.S. fans, who saw their team capitalize on a blunder by England goalie Robert Green, who now joins Bill Buckner and Steve Bartman at the Home for Unfairly Demonized Sports Villains. Mr. Green probably wouldn't mind if someone blew a vuvuzela in his ear. Even the Infamous Plastic Horn of Distraction is less shrill than the panic coming from his homeland.


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I cant imagine what is sounds like on the field, all I know is its annoying as hell on TV. Hearing the French cry about it makes me want it to continue.

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they have that in all soccer games. except in the US's games, people are asleep during those.

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they have that in all soccer games. except in the US's games, people are at home asleep during those.
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sorry, i forget that people dont go to US soccer games.

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I always wondered that myself. I was like you cannot tell me that throughout the whole game there is all those people just blowing on that damn thing. I mean c'mon.

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looks like it will be a bit quieter

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Broadcasters trying to filter out noisy vuvuzelas

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updated 2:05pm ET, Tue. Jun 15, 2010
JOHANNESBURG -

TV viewers can take out their earplugs because the vuvuzelas are going to have a bit less buzz.

Host Broadcast Services, the company that provides the broadcast feed for the World Cup, said Tuesday it has doubled its audio filters to reduce the constant blaring buzz of vuvuzelas. TV viewers around the globe have complained that the swarm-of-bees sound from the plastic horns is stinging their ears.

"Despite HBS' core philosophy, which is to provide 'realistic' host broadcast coverage reflecting the ambiance in the stadiums, additional audio filtering has been implemented," according to the daily newsletter given to rightsholders Tuesday.

The filters also will minimize other crowd noise in the stadiums, such as chants and cheers. HBS said it has increased the level in the ball mics to provide some balance.

Several broadcasters have already taken their own measures to reduce the drone. French broadcaster TF1 changed its microphones after the opening match between Mexico and host South Africa, replacing them with mics commentators hold close to their mouths to better filter sound.

The BBC, which had received 545 complaints from viewers as of Tuesday morning, said it is considering giving viewers the option of muting ambient noise while maintaining game commentary through its "red button" digital service. Viewers would push a red button on their remote control to receive the quieter broadcast on a separate channel.

Broadcasters trying to filter out noisy vuvuzelas
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"We have already taken steps to minimize the noise and are continuing to monitor the situation," the BBC said in a statement. "If the vuvuzela continues to impact on audience enjoyment, we will look at what other options we can take to reduce the volume further."

The noise of the vuvuzelas has been the talk of the World Cup, so much so that British bookmaker William Hill is now taking bets on whether the horns will be banned at English Premier League stadiums next season.

"The vuvuzela certainly polarizes opinion, and we suspect that individual clubs will want to put a rule in place to enable them to ban them should they threaten to become widespread," Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe said.

Hill's also is taking bets that the vuvuzelas will be banned by the end of the World Cup. But FIFA president Sepp Blatter has strongly backed the use of the horns since they were introduced to the wider football world at the Confederations Cup test event in South Africa exactly a year ago, and he said again Monday they're here to stay. The vuvuzelas are something uniquely African, and Blatter said he is not about to ban the music traditions of fans in their own country.

Several players said the din of the horns is having an impact on the field. Netherlands striker Robin van Persie avoided a second yellow card - and a ban from the next game - by blaming the vuvuzelas for failing to hear an offsides whistle. Argentina striker Carlos Tevez said the din of vuvuzelas makes it hard for players to communicate with each other on the field.

"Those sirens or trumpets - I don't know what they are - make it very difficult to speak on the field," Tevez said after Argentina's training session Tuesday at the University of Pretoria. "You have to shout and sometimes you run out of breath, you get a bit more tired. They are extremely bothersome."

But van Persie said he doesn't want to see vuvuzelas banned.

"I think we have to respect it, because we are in South Africa, and we need to respect where we are," he said. "This is their tradition. This belongs to them."

In Durban, Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld scheduled an extra public training session and invited South African fans, knowing they would bring their plastic horns.

Hitzfeld said it was good practice for his players to get used to communicating on the pitch when their voices are drowned out by the constant buzz.
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looks like it will be a bit quieter

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thats fucking retarded. all were going to hear is the announcers and no stadium noise?? the whole experience of the wolrd cup includes the stadium noise. bunch of vaginas got their tampons wet and cant stand the horns.

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They've been around in soccer stadiums for years, I don't gt why people are just now making a big deal about it. Maybe because the US is finally covering soccer. But just about every soccer game I've been to or watched has had them

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Are bees swarming the microphones? It is probably the most annoying sound in the world, except the Mexican guy that yells GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL.
i was asking the exact same question sunday!

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I've got the vuvuzela on my air horn app on my phones. Win
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If you were watching Uruguay vs S. Africa, you should've seen how they went silent when S. Africa's goalie gave away a penalty kick and received a red card.


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Same thing on my droid.

I remember annoying the crap out of people in downtown parades with those years ago. I think they even had them at the circus.

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