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    Game day atmosphere

    The game was forgettable so I'm up for talking about something else.

    Today reminded me just how generic our gameday atmosphere is. Other than the totally ghey pre-game semi graphic, and their very weak band, Iowa does it right. The music was fun and modern. They play Back in Black when they come down the tunnel and the way it builds anticipation is just fantastic.

    It's truly a big time college football atmosphere. Our games feel like D-III or a glorified high school game.

    Oh, and one more thing, I could not have been MORE EMBARASSED by our band breaking into song while Iowa came onto the field after half time. Really? We are reduced to being classless now? It didn't help that we were getting smoked by 28 points. Intentionally playing loudly while Iowa was huddling near their own end zone isn't much better. That stuff could not be more minor league.



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    Re: Game day atmosphere

    Quote Originally Posted by SPOONER View Post
    Oh, and one more thing, I could not have been MORE EMBARASSED by our band breaking into song while Iowa came onto the field after half time. Really? We are reduced to being classless now? It didn't help that we were getting smoked by 28 points. Intentionally playing loudly while Iowa was huddling near their own end zone isn't much better. That stuff could not be more minor league.
    Wait...what?



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    Re: Game day atmosphere

    Quote Originally Posted by SPOONER View Post
    Oh, and one more thing, I could not have been MORE EMBARASSED by our band breaking into song while Iowa came onto the field after half time. Really? We are reduced to being classless now? It didn't help that we were getting smoked by 28 points. Intentionally playing loudly while Iowa was huddling near their own end zone isn't much better. That stuff could not be more minor league.
    I don't recall hearing it after halftime 2 years ago but I do remember ISU did the same thing as Iowa took the field pre-game.



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    Re: Game day atmosphere

    The band is told when to play by an employee of the University of Iowa. He wears a headset and someone in the press box tells us when we get to play.



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    Re: Game day atmosphere

    Quote Originally Posted by driegner View Post
    The band is told when to play by an employee of the University of Iowa. He wears a headset and someone in the press box tells us when we get to play.
    Had no clue about that. Seems like odd timing to have the ISU band play when the home team comes out onto the field? Thanks for the info



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    Re: Game day atmosphere

    The Cyclones we entering the field too. I believe both bands played the fight song simultaneously.

    Also, playing loud when they're backed up into the endzone is fun and actually effective. Last time we were in Kinnick Stanzi actually turned around to look as us.

    As a band we're actually far more polite than most that visit Jack Trice. Most bands play whenever the **** they want.



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    Re: Game day atmosphere

    [QUOTE=SPOONER;1891905]The game was forgettable so I'm up for talking about something else.

    Today reminded me just how generic our gameday atmosphere is. Other than the totally ghey pre-game semi graphic, and their very weak band, Iowa does it right. The music was fun and modern. They play Back in Black when they come down the tunnel and the way it builds anticipation is just fantastic.

    That is certainly modern. That song was old when I was five. Have you ever seen ISU lose? Games like this happen. The sun will come up, I swear.



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    Re: Game day atmosphere

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPOONER View Post
    The game was forgettable so I'm up for talking about something else.

    Today reminded me just how generic our gameday atmosphere is. Other than the totally ghey pre-game semi graphic, and their very weak band, Iowa does it right. The music was fun and modern. They play Back in Black when they come down the tunnel and the way it builds anticipation is just fantastic.

    That is certainly modern. That song was old when I was five. Have you ever seen ISU lose? Games like this happen. The sun will come up, I swear.
    Dear smart guy: They played a hell of a lot more than one song today.



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    Re: Game day atmosphere

    Regarding pre-game anticipation building... we keep getting videos like the one that is used this year, we'll be fine, thats one outstanding video. Just need one thing to make it effective- new video board and sound system... and hopefully that'll get done soon, as pollard seems to be indicating in some recent quotes\info released from the AD..



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    Re: Game day atmosphere

    Well, we might not play AC/DC at the stadium, but we play Lady Gaga on the Campanile.



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    Re: Game day atmosphere

    You mean they have speakers you can hear something out of. Did they understand how their video board works and what to put on it.


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    Re: Game day atmosphere

    Quote Originally Posted by SPOONER View Post
    The game was forgettable so I'm up for talking about something else.

    Today reminded me just how generic our gameday atmosphere is. Other than the totally ghey pre-game semi graphic, and their very weak band, Iowa does it right. The music was fun and modern. They play Back in Black when they come down the tunnel and the way it builds anticipation is just fantastic.

    It's truly a big time college football atmosphere. Our games feel like D-III or a glorified high school game.

    Oh, and one more thing, I could not have been MORE EMBARASSED by our band breaking into song while Iowa came onto the field after half time. Really? We are reduced to being classless now? It didn't help that we were getting smoked by 28 points. Intentionally playing loudly while Iowa was huddling near their own end zone isn't much better. That stuff could not be more minor league.

    How many more threads are you going to start? ...and when will they have substance?


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    Re: Game day atmosphere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckbeard View Post

    Dear smart guy: They played a hell of a lot more than one song today.
    70's rock = ATMOSPHERE! It's like the skating rink back home.

    We got worked today. It's OK, we will play better. I'm serious.



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    [quote=Neckbeard;1892088]
    Quote Originally Posted by SPOONER View Post

    70's rock = ATMOSPHERE! It's like the skating rink back home.

    We got worked today. It's OK, we will play better. I'm serious.
    Good thing for you reading comprehension isn't a requirement for posting.



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    [quote=SPOONER;1893191]
    Quote Originally Posted by Neckbeard View Post

    Good thing for you reading comprehension isn't a requirement for posting.
    His posts will begin making sense when he becomes a Cyclone fan. Thiis is a Hawk troll.



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