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    Opening Montage.

    I know this is a bit cliche as every other thread on CF right now is talking about tonight's game but I want to see what you fanatics opinion is on the opening.

    I personally loved the whole automated voice saying there is heavy cloud cover and very high winds ect. with the very loud sirens blaring.... It got everybody pumped and it is VERY cool..

    not to be one of those people that will always find something to ***** about though. But I did think that the whole tunnel walk/ smoke on the water entrance did take a little longer than it should take.

    But dont rip on me, I still love the entrance, it was sweet.




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    Re: Opening Montage.

    I thought it was pretty darn sweet too. And I agree w/ smoke on the water. To me it's just a bit too cliche of an entrance song.



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    Re: Opening Montage.

    if someone took a video could someone please post it? I was trying to describe it to my brother who came in late



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    Re: Opening Montage.

    Smoke on the water has got to go...just a really horrible song for an entrance. It doesn't go anywhere...no build, no climax. Some many other songs out there that would get the place rocking. Like the storm warning deal just need a different song.



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    Re: Opening Montage.

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    smoke on the water. To me it's just a bit too cliche of an entrance song.
    Quote Originally Posted by Covenant Clone View Post
    Smoke on the water has got to go...just a really horrible song for an entrance
    You guys can draw straws to see who gets to tell Paul Rhoads that he can't have his choice of music.



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    Re: Opening Montage.

    Gonna need to take up the "Smoke on the Water" complaining with the head honcho.



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    Re: Opening Montage.

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan987 View Post
    if someone took a video could someone please post it? I was trying to describe it to my brother who came in late
    Just found this. The video/siren combo starts at about the 1:15 mark


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpZ5PI4_gC0"]Iowa State Vs. Northern Iowa - Cyclones Field Entrance[/ame]



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    Re: Opening Montage.

    ohhh boy, well the big guy is going to have to realize, they need to start the music a little later. I dont mind it, actually like it. But they need to make it a little quicker. Its not nebby's tunnel walk.




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    Re: Opening Montage.

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Gonna need to take up the "Smoke on the Water" complaining with the head honcho.
    That intro was awesome and smoke on the water really took a lot of wind out of its sails. That is true whether or not the 'head honcho' happens to like smoke on the water. The head honcho also wants the crowd engaged, which SotW most certainly doesnt do.



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    Re: Opening Montage.

    Actually, from watching the video SOTW worked great. It kept the fans going but at a level that allowed for the eruption once they broke through the tunnel.

    Once the fans get used to it and the whole stadium sustains the clapping through the song, it will be even better.


    Last edited by CycloneChris; 09-04-2011 at 01:34 AM.

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    Re: Opening Montage.

    When they had the warnings I thought it Was serious because it was looking pretty crappy our
    I agree. Maybe just hurry up the entrance. What Paul Rhoads likes... its cool with me



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    Re: Opening Montage.

    I loved it. The storm warning may have been cheesy but oh well, the video and everything was awesome.



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    Re: Opening Montage.

    I don't think the storm warning will have the same effect on a bright and sunny day, but I loved the split moment, "Wait? There's a bad storm coming?" moments that so many people had before realizing it was a pump-up thing.



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    Re: Opening Montage.

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneChris View Post
    Actually, from watching the video SOTW worked great. It kept the fans going but at a level that allowed for the eruption once they broke through the tunnel.

    Once the fans get used to it and the whole stadium sustains the clapping through the song, it will be even better.
    You'd be surprised how deep fans can dig for an eruption. Enter Sandman works great for Iowa. Back in Black gets the place rocking (and it scales back a bit as it plays for a minute or two), then Enter Sandman gets people excited again (again, scaling back briefly as the song goes on), and then as it builds to the climax when the Swarm rushes out, the place just goes nuts.


    Wow, I think I need to find another way to word all this. It just sounds really dirty haha. But it's 3 am and I'm too lazy to fix it right now.


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    Re: Opening Montage.

    Quote Originally Posted by F5cy View Post
    Just found this. The video/siren combo starts at about the 1:15 mark


    Iowa State Vs. Northern Iowa - Cyclones Field Entrance
    Thanks for posting! The video board looks absolutely incredible.



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