I guess it is called cultural acceptance.... Annoying after a while, but thats only because there are always about 10,000 people blowing them at any one time. Perhaps they should have thought twice before giving 50,000 people horns to blow in a round stadium
that will echo during an international sporting event, but oh well.... I guess it is something special about the South Africa World Cup! I say embrace it.... Elephants are watching.
The ancestor of the vuvuzela is said to be the kudu horn - ixilongo in isiXhosa, mhalamhala in Tshivenda - blown to summon African villagers to meetings. Later versions were made of tin. Plastic is used cause we don't kill our animals merely for horns. If you
knew a little about African culture you'd know that Africa is not all about chants and drums!
A similar instrument (known as corneta in Brazil and other Latin American countries) is used by football fans in South America.
Take a look at who blows the "plastic horns" next time you watch the games. 90% are foreign fans. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean everyone shares your view. This is unique to Southern African soccer. Do you think everyone likes your stupid chants
and songs, yet we accept and embrace it.
Always complaining when something is different. China this China that, Africa this, Africa that. After all, isn't the world cup primarily about football? If you want to hear singing, be nice to Pete - rumor has it he's giving away free Usher tickets.
Why do you have to bring race into this? You are clearly the one with the problem.
I think the vuvuzelas are awesome. It's like a theme noise for the whole event. Walking around Beijing social areas at night, you can hear them emanating from the bars playing the World Cup, which creates a certain energetic ambiance. The South Africans
are making a sound the entire world is hearing all at once, broadcast to every street corner on earth. I like the spirit of it.
Then again, I'm an American and I don't give a flying shit about soccer.
Encore faut-il écrire en Français CORRECTEMENT.
If you guys can't understand that a giant swarm of bees-like sound is annoying as fuck and destroy the ambiance instead of create one, well, nothing. You obviously never went to a real football match.
Mainly the foreigners doing it? Well, when there's only like 10 000 foreigners in the stadium and more than 30 000 S. Africans doing it, I'm not sure of your "90% of the foreigner do it". It'd need a hell lot more of people to have this nonstop sound.
The coaches, players and so many fans are complaining about it, because people start playing it from 6 in the morning and they can't sleep, or talk about the in-game strategy. You need to stop this HERP A DERP LOOK AT ME IM PLAYING A HORN LOL SO FUNNEY IT MAKES
SOUND LOL XD!!!
You guys are making the worst World cup in History.
Well, at least you wont have it anymore because everybody will know what will happen if we give it to you once again. Enjoy it while it lasts.
When u see people dancing and singing on the screen, and all you hear is : BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, it's kinda sad.
Corriges mon Francais d'abord, et on pourra se mesurer a l'anglais..
tu n'es qu'un complexé qui cherche toujours a ouvrir la bouche meme si c'est pour emettre une connerie...
La coupe du monde est -elle la propriete de ton pere ? est -elle francaise ?
Tu n'as pas honte ?
La coupe ? France ne va pas l'organiser avant un autre pays Africain, et ce sont les Africains qui ont fait de la France une Championne en Europe et au Mondial..
donc FERMES LA !!! vous devez bcp aux Africains... ne me fais pas parler okay ?
>coming from a french guy that should not suprise me ``You guys are making the worst World cup in History. `` do u think the world cup 1998 in france was the best one pfffff
Where did I say France made the best one in history? Stop masturbating mentally, bro. I don't give a damn about France 98.
>criticizing and talking too much thas the only things french people can do.
Sure thing, but the thing we criticize the most is France itself, and the government. Try again.
>are u watching the match or listening to the noise made by the fans?
Trying to enjoy the match, FUCKING TRYING.
Alban, can you actually understand French? It seems like you just read, and write about what I just said, except the fact that it's not what I wrote at ALL?
Stop being butthurt.
>"La coupe ? France ne va pas l'organiser avant un autre pays Africain, et ce sont les Africains qui ont fait de la France une Championne en Europe et au Mondial.."
Trezeguet is French from argentinian descent. Sure is african in here. And the whole french team was FRENCH. That's how they could play for the FRENCH NATIONAL TEAM. Understood?
See How stupid U are !!! All people who speak French are from France??
I wouldn't hide to be French if I were but fortunately am not ....
You can't play tough .. better stop , it's awkward.....
What you know is " Putain de merde, fils de pute etc....
WARNING : " u can't make it here, back off while it still timely
Once again, you understood NOTHING about what I wrote, man.
I said the whole French national team is French. If they were from Russia, USA or England, they'd be playing for them, not for France. If you're born in France, or From French parents, then you're French. Is it THAT hard to understand?
Warning : Yeah, seems I can't make it because you're too narrow minded to accept or see the truth.
Don't bother replying if you don't have any arguments, that's okay.
Patrick Evra, Viera, Claude Makelele, etc... were they born in France? Do they have French parents? , they became French because France needed them by all means necessary..
Back to the topic, if u don't like the sound, lady stop whining go for Opera instead, world cup goes with culture elements... it's a globalized world, so do not expect people to do what you've learned at home next to ya mom, get more inclusive and learn to
accept and diversify... You will never be right in this stance, Never !!!
>Speak about football
>Mention the USA
>Try to look cool by bashing the french
>Don't know that without France, there would be no USA nowadays
>Don't know that the Statue of Liberty is French
>Still believes in cliches
So is the history of the vuvuzela pretty much everything you learn at school there? Well, enjoy your education, then.
I get so amazed by how people's thinking gets shallow all day. Each country has its culture and way of behaviour. If you are a mere foreigner, you either do with the culture or leave. FIFA was not foolish to allow VUVUZELAS in the stadiums. It is actually
useless to debate that here because you can never stop the VUVUZELAS down there. Just hung if you hate them. It is poor technology that the commentators can not filter background noise. Actually many did not want it to be in Africa now they feel envious.
HAHA this is great!!! I know it sucks to have to get used to the sound that we are not used to, but can't we just deal with it? Can you imagine how memorable this world cup will be?
Oh check out how the US Government has developed sound instruments as weapons of torture and war.... I thought this may be interesting to know how sound can really make people crazy....
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never really noticed them until i ran into an article this morning. why should they be banned??, I wonder if a "LAOWAI" would complain about firecrackers during the spring festival in China.
I think its part of their culture, but they distract players, they SHOULD definitely be banned, if not then people should adapt. When in Rome, do as Romans
I wouldn`t mind the noise if it was the local Premier African league. But this is a world event, and hundreds of millions is watching this in all over the world. Now I don`t know how this sounds like in the stadium, but the TV broadcastings are ruined.
And it`s so much more singing and dancing and instruments from the African culture that I rather see and -hear- than this stupid plastic trumpets.
Hahahha, i just did not know that many people do not watch soccer on screen but just listen to the radios. If you really watch soccer, can't you make your own judgement about what you see? The commentators are humans like you. They are not gods that they
always make the best analysis of what happens. Just watch and make your own analysis of the match. Mexico is remembered for the wave, South Africa will be remembered for its VUVUZELA. And i have just read that the Brazilians intend to have them even worse
than we hear now. GO VUVUZELA . It might suck, but have nothing to do. Just get to your own house andf play your own soccer without VUVUZELA. learn to make your own conclusions about the matches and do not relay on the commentators.
Someone talked about the whole world watching. Funny, who knows you? Who knows that you are even complaining about the VUVUZELA? FIFA said it was so right for the VUVUZELA in the stadiums. The people in the stadiums are enjoying and one person is so pissed
up down here! Hahahhahaha.
By Matt Monaghan
15 Jun 2010 16:35:00
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Vuvuzelas at World Cup 2010 (Getty Images)
The BBC are considering a "red button service" to enable television viewers to drown out the noise from vuvuzelas at World Cup 2010 after receiving more than 500 complaints.
Debate has raged about the plastic horns since the tournament began. A minority of viewers have argued the sound from the traditional instrument is drowning out commentary and distracted them during matches.
With 545 complaints received, the broadcaster has stated it is looking in to alternatives to appease people who are upset with the current service. One such option is to strip away much of the atmosphere from the ground and leave just the pundits to talk.
A BBC spokeswoman said: "Using the red button service is only one of the options that we're considering. A decision will be made later in the week."
honestly that sound also annoys me... especially used by a bunch of asshole who have no understanding or consideration for courtesy - but I paused for thoughts I was in propaganda 2 nights ago, the songs (or best described as persistent noise at its loudest)
almost exploded my ears... that's the place "civilised people" don't mind buying drinks to stay within... Ass... So?
If you never bought a ticket or moved all the way to SA motivated by your love for football, you have no right to complain. More so, you have the right to shut-up and watch the screen like everyone else.
I don't understand this attitude of "you have no right to complain."
If one is a lifelong football fan who feels as if their enjoyment of the Games is being hindered by these unsophisticated, lowbrow forms of sonic torture, then they have every right to bitch, complain and let their opinion be heard.
Football and the World Cup are international. They are institutions. You don't ask fans to "sit this one out" and stop complaining until, well, when? Until
they get to host the Games?
Get real. And welcome to the international community where discussions and debates are not simply ended with "go fuck yourself" or "go play your own soccer."
I recognize the rich history behind the vuvuzela, but its spawn -- this plastic object that does not vary in pitch, requires no skill to play and sounds like an insect swarm -- should be universally reviled and not blindly defended by nationalists with their
Whatever the case, things more annoying have happened before. This is a complaint because it is in Africa. But hahahhahaha, VUVUZELA will live on up to the end. FIFA was not stupid to allow them. When it comes to your continent, just sit down and watch
the games. At the moment, like i said, learn to make your own interpretations and analysis of the games. People should not be as ignorant to think they should under look a culture of another people.
NO WAY. VUVUZELA VUVUZELA, BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
Commentators (announcers) give you many background information, such as names of some unfamiliar players, stories about the past events, etc...Most of us are no experts, just some second-rate fans, buddy~~Try not to be so COOL~~
Well Mr Abisai does have a point when he asks, "What is African culture?" Africa is a continent with many countries, so to assume they all have the same culture is absurd. I am also guilty for alluding to African culture earlier in another post.
But it can also be taken another way Abisai...... Perhaps what people mean by African culture is actually a culture that actually exists on the African continent. A Kenyan culture is also an African culture correct?
hahahhahahaha, being coward? You are rated highly, why fear Brazil? But Spain has many injury concerns that might cost them in the second phase no matter which team they meet. The mid field was not delivering as expected. They seemed tired.
Because we are both south American, we play against them every year...we always loose. Now they have been playing poorly lately, and we have a really good team now, but i would like to postpone the match as much as possible hahahahaha...
Hahahhahhahahaaaa, very funny Mr Pablo. Pray that your team meets teams that play football but not kick the ball like the Swizz did. That is what spoiled everything. The Swizz did not have any formula. But all in all, Spain needs to pull up so so much.
It might end up like France in Korea and Japan. It had all the top scores and was humiliated by Senegal of all countries in their first match. They ended up loosing all games without even scoring a goal. Pray this fate does not end up with Spain.
I am sure they have heard our voices and start considering to sell quieter Vuvuzelas, one thing is sure though, they are not going to ban them anytime soon, I am quite certain that Fifa will not ban the vuvuzelas as it was under their own commendation
that they were marketed for the WC in the first place. They are selling like crazy in SA not just to South Africans but to all nationalities in attendance. (even Yankee fans..haha)
Man, France cheated remember. God pays. But to be sure, the cup is going Latin America. Look at Uruguay, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, all doing well so far. Europe, France, Spain is also fumbling, England, Italy has not been at its best, German
and Netherlands a ray of hope, but the Dutch have no luck in the cup always. Africa, well, we just enjoy VUVUZELA, we have not had any concentration on playing like we have on blowing the VUVUZELA. Asia, it will take them time just like Africa. USA, i do not
ikin of like the vuvuzelas, it doesn't bother that much and it gives more punch in this boring world cup, people that don't like it are unsatisfied people that need some thinghs to complain about, if it wasn't this it would be something alse.
anyway the day we will all be united and we will agree on everythings will be a miracle or maybe a day we will need to worried about so....
well, i don't know if you noticed...but slowly they are stopping using the F ing things.
Don't know if its because most african teams are going home or because everyone got sick of it. I hope this goes on. =P
The VUVUZELA is to stay even after WC. I am sure soon the Premier League will have them too and many other leagues. It is a pity that it is associated with national pride than soccer fanaticism. BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ