1894 Singing Section vs FC Basel

Discussion in 'Bluemoon forum' started by Manchester33, 11 Jan 2018 at 12:42 PM.

  1. ninjamonkey

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    You will always get people moaning about a drum but you look around the country and Europe at some of the best atmospheres around and a large number of them have a drum.

    It keeps tempo which is something our fans are absolutely atrocious at, i mean truly horrific, and its the main reason why songs dont get further than a block from where they startec. against bristol we had about 5 different pockets of fans singing the gusrdiola song at different speeds, how is that ever going to encourage others who dont usually sing to join in when they don't know who to join in with?

    It also maintains songs for longer renditions than we would otherwise get and it ensures everyone is on the same song and not a handful of people signing 4 different songs. The key thing is though, the drummer has to not be some cock just banging like a year old.

    There's no downside to a drum other than fans who don't usually even make a noise suddenly piping up expressing their displeasure in it. For all those against a drum, none of them ever gives a genuine reason as to why they're against it other than its "cringey" or "small time" I don't see how anything that adds to ghe atmosphere is cringey, surely it's better than silence?
     
  2. urban genie

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    nope I agree with @UUJblue and said it on the atmosphere thread, Palace the other week, the drum got other stands involved and set a tempo, never thought I would say have one, but I would at least try it
     
  3. bladdered

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    I was in the home end at Udders and their 'fantastic' atmosphere was mainly coordinated by this fcker with a drum. I would give it a try. And we have had something similar in the past - Helen with her bell!
     
  4. dunjamon

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    If a mate who buys tickets now and then (has a supporters number) can they come down into this block as well?
     
  5. James96Lee

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    Yes, you can do that, it’s fine. Can’t wait to see you down in the block!
     
  6. Manchester33

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    There's still room in the block. Let's get it going blues!
     
  7. Psychedelic Casual

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    It is indeed.

    Plus a drum is only needed in giant stands. You do not need a drum with a small Singing Section. In small sections like at Palace the constant and monotonous bang of the drum becomes the atmosphere, it doesn't accompany it. Doesn't matter what songs are being sung or "oah woah ole ole der der der"d (they're the worst kind of football songs i wish we stayed away from too) to, all you notice is the *bang ba bang bang bang ba bang bang* of the drum and it's just annoying and cheesy. Only made worse by plastic happy clappers like at Huddersfield and Leicester.

    That's not an atmosphere, it's just a noise.

    The two best atmospheres i've heard this season were both City and Liverpool games at respective stadiums. Neither had a drum.
     
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  8. M18CTID

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    Looking forward to this. Been a right laugh at the other CL games this season - it's hard getting it going from the front but it's still good all the same
     
  9. Psychedelic Casual

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    The top atmospheres in Italy don't have drums being smashed fuck out of like in Germany or Palace/Huddersfield.

    Sampdoria:


    Torino


    Inter


    ...are just three examples (and not the best examples by any stretch, just a quick search), there are many.

    They sound far better than the constant bang of drums. It's a total myth that you need a drum to create an atmosphere
     
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