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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; As I've said elsewhere, due to "financial constraints," last night's preseason game vs. the Texans was my first game at the Dome since 2005. The wife & I grabbed a couple of $9 beers (ugh!) and went to our seats ...

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Old 08-26-2012, 09:28 AM   #1
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Dome Music: A Rant

As I've said elsewhere, due to "financial constraints," last night's preseason game vs. the Texans was my first game at the Dome since 2005. The wife & I grabbed a couple of $9 beers (ugh!) and went to our seats about 30 minutes before kickoff. It had been so long, we just wanted to bask in the Dome environment for a little bit.

In moments I realized something that hopefully doesn't get my Saints Fan Card revoked ... our pre-game music SUCKS! We entered to some boastful gangsta rap hip-hop crunk dirty south whateveryacallit - and that's fine. It's not my thing, but the entire Dome might not dig MY iPod playlist, either.

Next song: gangsta rap hip-hop crunk dirty south whateveryacallit. The song after that: gangsta rap hip-hop crunk dirty south whateveryacallit. And so on, and so on ... for the love of gawd, I felt like I was at a Falcons game!

Follow me here ... last time I checked, the New Orleans Saints play in the Superdome, which is ironically located in New Orleans, LA. The New Orleans area - and indeed the entire great state of Louisiana - is known worldwide for it's limitless contributions to great jazz, blues, cajun & zydeco music ... why can't we play some of it in the Dome? And didn't we used to???

Not to mention visiting fans. Heck, they can hear gangsta rap hip-hop crunk dirty south whateveryacallit in any city in America. Don't we owe the folks who visit New Orleans - an economy deeply reliant on the tourism industry - a legitimate "Nawlins" experience when their travels bring them to the Dome?

Oh well, at least we still play "Joe Avery Blues" when the Saints score, but Benson don't dance no more.

Ok, y'all can ban me now ...
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:45 PM   #2
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I'm right there with ya mutineer. As far as I'm concerned gangsta rap hip-hop crunk dirty south whateveryacallit should be outlawed. I know it is in my house.
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California is currently trying to figure out how to tax gangsta rap hip-hop crunk dirty south whateveryacallit. I, for one, hope they succeed.

I think you make a excellent point about jazz and blues and the music the city if famous for and that maybe it should be prominent for the pre-game entertainment. Of course I loathe gangsta rap hip-hop crunk dirty south whateveryacallit crap, at least with very few exceptions.
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As I've said elsewhere, due to "financial constraints," last night's preseason game vs. the Texans was my first game at the Dome since 2005. The wife & I grabbed a couple of $9 beers (ugh!) and went to our seats about 30 minutes before kickoff. It had been so long, we just wanted to bask in the Dome environment for a little bit.

In moments I realized something that hopefully doesn't get my Saints Fan Card revoked ... our pre-game music SUCKS! We entered to some boastful gangsta rap hip-hop crunk dirty south whateveryacallit - and that's fine. It's not my thing, but the entire Dome might not dig MY iPod playlist, either.

Next song: gangsta rap hip-hop crunk dirty south whateveryacallit. The song after that: gangsta rap hip-hop crunk dirty south whateveryacallit. And so on, and so on ... for the love of gawd, I felt like I was at a Falcons game!

Follow me here ... last time I checked, the New Orleans Saints play in the Superdome, which is ironically located in New Orleans, LA. The New Orleans area - and indeed the entire great state of Louisiana - is known worldwide for it's limitless contributions to great jazz, blues, cajun & zydeco music ... why can't we play some of it in the Dome? And didn't we used to???

Not to mention visiting fans. Heck, they can hear gangsta rap hip-hop crunk dirty south whateveryacallit in any city in America. Don't we owe the folks who visit New Orleans - an economy deeply reliant on the tourism industry - a legitimate "Nawlins" experience when their travels bring them to the Dome?

Oh well, at least we still play "Joe Avery Blues" when the Saints score, but Benson don't dance no more.

Ok, y'all can ban me now ...
I have said this for years and couldn't agree more. I even got banned from another site when I said the Crunk song was played out and old. I have nothing against gangsta, homie, hip hop crunk jive turkey stuff but we are known for real music here and as a city known for its diversity we should have a more diverse range of music and not play the same crap that you hear in every stadium around the country.
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Originally Posted by mutineer10 View Post
gangsta rap hip-hop crunk dirty south whateveryacallit
LOL! I agree!
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Yep, gonna have to agree with everyone here. That crap needs to go. NOW.
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Ick....
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Excellent post Sir!

I like all kinds of music, even "gangsta rap hip-hop crunk dirty south whateveryacallit" but there is a time and place for everything and I agree i tends to be oo much of it in the dome.

In a way I think it would be cool if NFL fans could pick up the positive aspects of european soccer with the crowd chanting and singing and having the massive banners. I went to a national team game the other week, Sweden vs Brazil, the Brazil fans played samba music in their sections and were dancing non stop. The swedish fans were chanting and singing the national anthem and after a while the wave started rolling around the stadium and just wouldn't really stop for atleast 15 minutes.

At an NFL game if the crowd starts chanting or such you can be pretty sure somebody will start blasting Puff Smokey Smoke or Lil' Dawg on the speakers right away.
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In a way I think it would be cool if NFL fans could pick up the positive aspects of european soccer with the crowd chanting and singing and having the massive banners.
Absolutely. And the Saints already have a chant, When The Saints Go Marching In. I love those chants, and especially moments like in Euro 2012 during the Ireland-Italy game: with the Irish team having one of their worst (if not the worst) outings in Euro, the Irish fans standing up a little less than 10 minutes before the game ended and chanting arms in the air all the way and past the final whistle.

And if the Saints ever play Brazil, watch for the topless chicks!

One cool thing about the Redskins, they still have a marching band playing "Hail to the Redskins" after each Redskins score. (Ok, they don't really march anymore, they just sit on the stands, but still...)
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