Ninjathunder Posted May 26, 2009 Share Posted May 26, 2009 Now the mere mention of the drummer as a topic will no doubt lead to groans all round as this is a topic that has been discussed many times before, but Sunday's game provided graphic evidence of the negative effect he has on the crowd chanting. The first half atmosphere was cracking. Loads of different chants coming from the Blackburn end and spreading around the stands. Then the second half starts and, rising from the flames like a tone deaf phoenix fuelled on tartrazine, Mr Drummer starts up and my heart sinks. And with good reason too, for very quickly the blokes in the top corner of the lower tier find that the attempts to start chants are ruined as he tries to drum in time. For God's sake when will he realise that the physics of sound prevent keeping time over such distances? Within 5 minutes we were restricted to 'barmy army' and 'big sam's blue and white army'. Uniformity existed once again in the ground and all the good work that the crowd and the club has put in over the season (and especially over the last few games) to get the atmosphere back was undone. It wasn't until Tugay got subbed that some spontineity returned to Ewood Park. I've spoken to Mr Drummer before and I don't doubt that your motives are good and true, but please please please understand that you make the atmosphere worse not better, as the atmospheric game of two halves served so well to demonstrate on Sunday. I only hope that it was a one off and that you hang your drum up for good this summer. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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