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Do any of the wise people/DJs of Hanoi have any advice regarding how to get rid off the horrendous noise made by them stupid trumpets at the World Cup

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grubby wrote on June 14th, 2010 at 7:52 pm


DabHand wrote on June 14th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

getting some reduction using radio commentary and reducing some of the mid to high range tones with an equalizer, that sampling and noise reduce thing sounds interesting, what software would be needed for that, i have "IDT HD" sound, don't know if that is any good

michaelb wrote on June 14th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

This may be of some use:


DabHand wrote on June 14th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

This might help


Vegas wrote on June 15th, 2010 at 1:57 pm
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Isn't it rather poor form to go to a not-especially-well off neighbour's lavish party, and then - after you've arrived, sampled the canapes, and asked the waiter to fix you a Tom Collins - insist that they change the music they've chosen for the evening?

Just a thought.

Donkey-abroad wrote on June 15th, 2010 at 2:38 pm
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Noise cancelling headphones maybe?

TscTempest wrote on June 15th, 2010 at 5:57 pm
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I love vuvuzela! Does anyone know where I can buy a couple of hundred here in Hanoi?

DabHand wrote on June 15th, 2010 at 7:52 pm


You wouldn't invite people round to your house
for dinner, do loud smelly farts at the table then say "it's my way of enjoying a party, if you don't like it just deal with it and/or leave"
It's not South Africa's world cup, it's everyone's

Newman wrote on June 15th, 2010 at 10:35 pm
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And I thought it was supposed to be all about the football...

And NZ has a point in a World Cup! I'm all for vuvuzela (is the plural with an 's' or not?) if they put one team off so NZ can get more points...

Grant wrote on June 15th, 2010 at 11:15 pm
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@Dabhand: Why not? Is that inappropriate? No wonder my parties fail. Thanks for telling me, much appreciated.

@Newman: 100% agreed. Otherwise there is no hope.

People...it's Soccer, not football.


Vegas wrote on June 16th, 2010 at 7:26 am
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Except that they're not loud, smelly farts...they're just loud. Now I'm not an expert on soccoer, but I believe that people get loud at soccer games in different ways all over the world. This is how they do it in South Africa. Deal with it. Your whining is churlish.

Grant wrote on June 16th, 2010 at 8:18 am
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Soccoer? Is that French?

Pots and pans, the local noise, is also annoying unless you're actually at the match. Then it's just bloody good fun.


TscTempest wrote on June 16th, 2010 at 8:59 am
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I can remember many New Year's Eve celebrations in Melbourne, where "Vuvuzela" trumpets were essential for, 'going off like a frog in a sock!"

Grant wrote on June 16th, 2010 at 11:19 am
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Just in case you're not aware:



Newman wrote on June 16th, 2010 at 6:31 pm
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From Steve Rushin on CNN:

It denies us tranquility, sure, but the vuvuzela is a little bit like tranquility: a beautiful word for a beautiful thing. Long after the World Cup final is played on July 11, the sound of the vuvuzela will remain instantly evocative of South Africa -- as the didgeridoo is to Australia, the bagpipe is to Scotland or the car horn is to New York City.

And even if I didn't like the vuvuzela, I would keep my objections to myself. It isn't polite to tell another country how to watch a soccer match. The sound that issues from the vuvuzela is cacophonous -- joyful and infuriating at the same time. It calls to mind mosquitoes on a continent tragically ravaged by those malaria-bearing insects.

For better and worse, the vuvuzela is the sound of South Africa. As Charlie "Bird" Parker said: "If you don't live it, it won't come out your horn."

DabHand wrote on June 17th, 2010 at 12:51 am

What a plonker that cnn guy is, they are already getting banned all over the sporting world, Wimbledon, Dutch League .....

it is destroying SA's worldwide image, no doubt

there are a quarter of a million on here, in four days.

DabHand wrote on June 17th, 2010 at 1:03 am

Denmark, now banned

Vegas wrote on June 17th, 2010 at 7:20 am
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He made several good points, but he's a plonker because you don't agree with him.

And the fact that some killjoys are banning it suggests to me that the SAfricans are doing something right...

Newman wrote on June 17th, 2010 at 7:41 am
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Seriously, if you think SA's worldwide image is dependent upon a vuvu... Get a grip mate. Are you saying that past UK football hooligans causing trouble all around the world, define the UK's image?

Having watched the Spain/Swiss game last night, they really weren't that bad at all. When the crowd rose up to cheer a move, you could hear the crowd. Shots of the crowd indicate that many people did not in fact use a vuvu at all.

That CNN guy also made the point that he prefers the vuvu to some of the unsavoury 'singing' you hear in football matches around the world. Better people let out their energy, frustrations and joy in a simple instrument than let things boil over to ugly brawls, as has happened before.

TscTempest wrote on June 17th, 2010 at 7:56 am
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LOL, vuvzela = 23 scrabble points before bonuses! (or would be if it was officially a word)

Loveit! Its the CEO of the sports scrabble world!

Vegas wrote on June 17th, 2010 at 9:43 am
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"Seriously, if you think SA's worldwide image is dependent upon a vuvu"

Yeah, you definitely need some perspective if you think that people getting happy and loud at a soccer match in their own way is destroying their country's international image. I know Dabhand is mightily pissed off by this trumpet thingy, but saying something like "it is destroying SA's worldwide image, no doubt" is entering into deep irrational-disconnected-from-reality territory.

DabHand wrote on June 17th, 2010 at 9:57 am

Pretty f#$%^&g far from just my opinion

Vegas wrote on June 17th, 2010 at 10:08 am
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So you can all be in your irrational-disconnected-from-reality boat together. Enjoy the ride!

Newman wrote on June 17th, 2010 at 10:29 am
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I'm really not sure why anyone would let something like the vuvuzela mess with their enjoyment of the game. Surely a true football fan can get past such things.

DabHand wrote on June 18th, 2010 at 7:06 am






I am far from not alone...millions of people worldwide are in a " irrational-disconnected-from-reality boat together" it would seem

Vegas wrote on June 18th, 2010 at 7:28 am
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OK, that's great.

On a completely unrelated note, lots of people worldwide enjoy carnal relations with livestock. Since there's more than one such person engaging in this activity, I guess that makes it all peachy.

TscTempest wrote on June 18th, 2010 at 7:34 am
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Isn't that why camels are called, "the ships of the desert?"

...still waiting on an answer to my earlier question, where to buy in Hanoi a vuvuzela?

DabHand wrote on June 18th, 2010 at 7:37 am


that one is funny

and this one is Yankee Stadium


there are many many more

Newman wrote on June 18th, 2010 at 7:37 am
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@ Vegas: thanks ever so much for the swell references to go with breakfast...

@DabHand: sorry mate, can't hear you due to the buzzing sound lingering in my ears.

Grant wrote on June 18th, 2010 at 8:06 am
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@Tsc: Why haven't you been down to the local plumber and funnel supplier to slap together a local version in readiness for the upcoming 1,000 year celebrations? I'm dissapointed. Hanoi needs more cheery noise.

I can see the headlines now...'Red trumpeters, Viet Vo Du Da La, sound in the glorious celebrations...', 'Local expat supplies free trumpets with home made beer'

I dares ya'


TscTempest wrote on June 18th, 2010 at 10:33 am
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gotta think about the beer bit though - maybe in return for a donation to a worthy cause... -> me


Newman wrote on June 18th, 2010 at 11:16 am
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For a slightly different slant on the vuvu, for our Aussie brethren:


TscTempest wrote on June 18th, 2010 at 11:22 am
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You little rippa! - tell him to shut up... lol

DabHand wrote on June 18th, 2010 at 11:52 am


Used as a weapon now!

Never mind, Wimbledon starts next week and the US open is on now, those two hosts to World Wide events, of course, would not even entertain the idea of horrendous noisy plastic trumpets, ruining 1) the atmosphere 2) the concentration of the players 3) the enjoyment of fans there 4) the enjoyment of millions watching on TV 5) the ability to hear the ref 6) the reputation of their country as a sporting host 7) the general reputation of their respective countries nor ever will,

SA's World Cup is the worst ever and the behaviour of it's "supporters" is beyond dispicable, sure blow all it all you freekin want at SA games, but why ruin the viewing pleasure of billions with this ten year old (f all to do with culture) monstrosity, and basically then tell the whole World to blow me. Great hosts much appreciated SA.

DabHand wrote on June 18th, 2010 at 11:58 am

"Get a grip mate. Are you saying that past UK football hooligans causing trouble all around the world, define the UK's image?"

uhh yes they did for a long time in the nineties, I was in the US in the early nineties and when asked where i was from and replying England the general answer was "you guys love to fight huh , you guys are all hooligans", the funny part was they were all shit scared of us!

DabHand wrote on June 18th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

"1. That pesky cerebrum-blowing incessant buzzing sound coming from the TV set. "Babe, something's wrong with the TV," my wife said Saturday. But there wasn't anything wrong. It was the dreaded vuvuzelas, the yard-long plastic horns (voo-voo-zella) that South African fans blow all the time, without rhyme nor reason, when something is happening and when it's not (it's usually not), during timeouts and time ins, during halftime and at the breakfast table and while they're on the bus and while doing their taxes, until you just want to stab two fondue forks deep into your ears and stir. They never stop. It's like having a desk in the center cubicle at American Bee, Inc. They sound like 80,000 yaks getting sick. They are the leading cause of Tylenol sales in the world today."

Rick Reilly, ESPN, Number 1 of the ten most annoying things about the World Cup

Newman wrote on June 18th, 2010 at 12:28 pm
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Rick Reilly, ESPN. Sounds like a plonker to me...

TscTempest wrote on June 18th, 2010 at 1:29 pm
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The Vuvuzela Song

Vuvuzella Orchestra - this one's for you, Dab ;-)

TscTempest wrote on June 18th, 2010 at 1:34 pm
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'and I know everyone who's anyone just wants one of these ;-)

Vuvuzela /net2.madringtones.org/data/98/510310/files/510310.mp3">Ringtone [mp3 format]

TscTempest wrote on June 18th, 2010 at 1:49 pm
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And just to be fair and answer the OP,

a> - Hack of the day.

Essentially, most of the removers aim to control the following frequencies:

233, 466, 932 and 1864

or create noise in the same range and shift the phase to cancel the vuvuz.


TscTempest wrote on June 18th, 2010 at 1:52 pm
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Vuvuzela Removal - Hack of the day.

Vuvuzela Ringtone [mp3 format]

... I hate it when the code gets screwed up... so frustrating!

DabHand wrote on June 18th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Yeah just downloaded the mother of all EQs so hopefully will be able to enjoy the match tonight.

If a ringtone goes off near me i swear that phone will never be affected by UV rays again!

I think all the fans should take whistles too, now that would be fun

DabHand wrote on June 18th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Just found out that there is no way they will be allowed into English grounds, just as Coca Cola Bottle tops aren't, as there is a distinct possibility that they could be used as a weapon or a missile,so they won't be allowed in, you know what us brits are like, we'd all be braying each other over the heads with 'em in five minutes!


DabHand wrote on June 18th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

"To Champuii, Itumeleng, and their friends,
SA is like a child who's been invited to an adults party and all he wants to do is play with his trumpet. And afterwards will not understand why he gets no more invitations."

One off the net, movement close to 300,000 now

DabHand wrote on June 18th, 2010 at 4:17 pm


we gunna need a hellua lot of orang-utangs

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