Bring On Da Noise…
Normally, I prefer a little peace and quiet…..I like to go off by myself to undisturbed, untroubled and unfrequented places and yes, I would enjoy hearing a pin drop!
I don’t like to hear “raised voices”!
I appreciate music, but I do not have to have a radio or my IPhone blasting away while I work at tasks around the house…..the exception being soft refrains or perhaps what some might call elevator music.
I tend to “frown upon” loud intrusions into my solitude…such as the constant beeping of trash trucks backing up or dump trucks shifting their gears as they drive down my usually quiet, laid back neighborhood.
I can think of nothing worse than to be driving down a lovely, tree-lined street…..and being jolted out of my reverie by another’s choice of particularly loud music… thumping and shaking and vibrating my car as I slow for a stop light. (and we have all had that happen a time or two in our lifetime) 🙂
I guess that what I am trying to say that as I age….I appreciate the hushed, tranquil, unobtrusive, silent, muted, understated, sleepy, restful…well, you get the picture!
So knowing all that…what I am about to say might surprise you.
Football fans can be loud….intentionally loud in their cheering and jeering in an effort to “assist” the players of their favorite team on the football field.
And yes, I have been a part of that “crowd” of fans and I have contributed to the deafening roar of the crowd.
Which brings me to the topic of today’s post.
Bring in da noise!
I spoke about the Kansas City Chief fans and the record noise level they set last October 13th, 2013, while playing a home game in Arrowhead Stadium against the Oakland Raiders…(click on the following link to see that post):
There has always been a rivalry among sports fans as to who can be the loudest….but for Chief fans (forgive me my fellow fans) we felt, if we were loud, the opposing team couldn’t hear their play calls and would give our team, the Kansas City Chiefs, a much needed advantage. 🙂
What you might not know is that the Seattle Seahawks set out to break that record on December 2, 2013…just two months later.
Seattle has claimed their noise is so loud that it is like having a 12th man on the playing field (which normally has 11 men)
We lived in Seattle for a couple years and perhaps I was a little “put-off” at their claim to having the loudest fans….remember I said “perhaps” ; )
And indeed, the record of 137.5 decibels was broken… as the Seahawk fans in CenturyLink Stadium reached a noise level of 137.6 decibels, while playing the New Orleans Saints!
However, the Kansas City Chiefs could not let the Seattle Seahawks one-up them!
So on September 29th, 2014…during a Monday Night Football game against the New England Patriots…the title was reclaimed yet again, setting a Guinness World Record with the crowd roar of 142.2 decibels, which is equivalent to standing 50 meters or 164 feet from a jet airplane’s engines!
So sometimes noise can be a good thing….and when it just so happens that the record was reclaimed from my former place of employment (Seattle)…it is even sweeter!
In a good way of course! 😉
Have a great Friday and upcoming week-end…..The Captain and I will be cheering the Kansas City Royals breaking our own personal noise level for the baseball side of our teams…and then on Sunday…we will be cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs on the football side!
Bring on da noise, da popcorn, da peanuts, da sodas and da hot dogs…..;)