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