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#1 Section 18 Hooligan

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 07:48 PM

This isn't an attempt to have people start flaming each other over the merits of drums or lack of. You may love them or you may hate them but they do have a place. That place is to help facilitate the starting of chants and songs, then subside as the group gets into full voice. Drums are there as more of a catalyst and not necessarily to be a three alarm fire on their own.

Soooooo.....

As an experiment in getting drums to work more effectively while not completely driving the drum hating crowd nuts the plan (which is of course up to review) is to move one drum each to the front of 137 and 138 on either side of the aisle. There will be no snare drum. This is more about acoustics as it will allow Tommy and Christian a better chance to hear the chants that are starting up from within the group and as a result not drum over a song effing the whole thing up.

Tommy has assured me that they will work diligently to not just drum but instead to drum in an unobtrusive manner. If there's a lull they will work to get the group going again. If the group is rocking, they will modestly add to the atmosphere.

We're going to give this a shot for a few games to see how it goes then tweak along the way when needed. If you currently stand in the front row of either section on the aisle please understand and allow Tommy and Christian the room that they will need. If you've long complained about the drum being pounded right behind your head now you know where not to stand.


Of course this could not work on a grand scale, but let's give it a shot for a couple of games and see if it just doesn't come off.

See you all Sunday

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 07:56 PM

Sounds good. Might not be perfect, but some action is better than bitching.


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Posted 17 March 2009 - 11:37 PM

Thanks, Jeff, for the battleplan. On behalf of Christian and myself, I want to assure people that we want to continue being a "reactionary" force to what LARS does. Nobody hates bad incessant drumming (ala Galaxian) than I do and with new positioning, we'll get maximum effect with actually less volume.

LARS is more of a VOCAL group and I look forward to encouraging that more and more. We do ask for you involvement and evolution in this experiment.

Besides... it could be worse... we could have smoke machine.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 11:37 AM

Dunno about everyone else, but I thought this worked really well.

Christian, did you get to meet Davíd?

Still some problems with the back not being in synch with the front, but, it's not like I have the answer to that.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 11:54 AM

I thought we had a good mix.


Those cheat sheets with songs were a great idea.
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Posted 23 March 2009 - 11:55 AM

Dunno about everyone else, but I thought this worked really well.

Christian, did you get to meet Davíd?

Still some problems with the back not being in synch with the front, but, it's not like I have the answer to that.

I thought the drums were very well done yesterday as well.

I think they were passing a crack pipe around the back.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 12:17 PM

I thought the drums were very well done yesterday as well.

I think they were passing a crack pipe around the back.

I was way in the back! We cant hear you thats why.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 12:22 PM

I was in row M of 137, and couldn't hear a fucking thing that the front did, unless the drums were guiding it.

At some point, I *thought* I heard someone doing the "Cars" song/chant, but it sounded like it died out before I could really tell where they were. Same with "This is LA".


That said, it was definitely good to be back. Can't wait for a night game.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 12:24 PM

At some point, I *thought* I heard someone doing the "Cars" song/chant, but it sounded like it died out before I could really tell where they were. Same with "This is LA".


Yeah, they kinda fizzled... Once they become more familiar they'll hopefully get picked up by more people more quickly.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 07:26 PM

I was in row M of 137, and couldn't hear a fucking thing that the front did, unless the drums were guiding it.

Not a complaint here. Just an observation.

This comes up a lot and it's never resolved.

The back can't hear the front.

How about a capo?

No, we don't need/want a capo.

The back can't hear the front.

Then let's have a capo.

No, we don't need/want....

Circular argument.

What to do?

Have a capo?

No.

Yes!

No.

Ah fuck, stay the course! Steady as she goes.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 08:39 PM

As a possible resolution to Rtb's point, what about a drum in the front and a drum in the back? I'll even offer up the front row of 137 remain the drumming row to ease a transition.

Possible?
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Posted 23 March 2009 - 09:10 PM

As a possible resolution to Rtb's point, what about a drum in the front and a drum in the back? I'll even offer up the front row of 137 remain the drumming row to ease a transition.

Possible?


What, you now own the rights to the front row?

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 02:09 AM

We are still working out the CONSERVATIVE balance of drums. We have limited the amount and the space while maximizing the audio.

It's still a work in progress.

However, there will have to be FUNDAMENTAL changes in LARS before we get 90 seconds or more of a chant/song from us.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 02:25 AM

What, you now own the rights to the front row?


Yes...yes I do
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 02:39 AM

Yes...yes I do

That's while I'm not there. Josh, PornRager and I run that shit
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