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CBJ is bringing everyone together. It's fantastic. The football players coming over for Rocky Top is the first of many traditions that will be installed this semester. We don't have details yet but the ideas he is bringing to the football program is carrying over into many areas of the university. As a member of the Pride I love the fact that he wants us involved more with the program. However, the music being blared over the speakers constantly takes away the big reason we are there. I enjoy some of the stuff being played but as a member of both this board and the band please support us and live music so we are not replaced by constant canned music. We love to bring you pregame, the T, and circle drill but we do a lot more to keep the crowd involved during the game than a DJ can. I can tell you that we are all excited for the new season and era to start. Keep us around!
+1. Love the pride. Easily the best band in the nation and I love what they do at our games. BUT, I think it's a huge necessity that music be played over the system like they had today. Not every break in action, but more than the nothing we hear currently. Having attended games at other SEC and B1G schools, I think the music is a big factor and HAS to happen to keep up with the times. Surly wont be received well by all, but is necessary.
I'm sure there will be a happy medium found between both the Pride and songs being played over the system. Love what CBJ has been doing. Big changes are coming.
Agree with this completely. We need both.
While I love the band, I'd much rather hear something other than rocky top or VOLS right after an interception followed by a tv timeout. I think that needs to be the balance. Awesome band music when we're rockin. Some pickmeup get hype music when we're feelin down.
I think we need to leverage highlight mix tapes on the big screen much better. that would solve the get pumped music issue, and give the players and fans something to look at between quarters/ drives to get pumped
I agree with the comments in this thread. The band does a good job, but Neyland needs music besides the band too.
Also agree that need some good music for the jumbotron videos and definitely do not need to be playing "Boys if Fall" going into the 4th quarter.
Unfortunately, the football team hasn't given the crowd much to be fired up about in a while, so some good blaring music might help keep the crowd up. JMO
Hate to be the old fart here but if I want to hear annoying canned music, all I have to do is stop at any red light in Columbia.
I get what y'all are saying but The Pride is a big part of why Saturdays in the fall are worth the investment to get up off the couch and drive four hours to Knoxville.
You guys are great! +1 I dont think The Pride is going away anytime soon. GBO!
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I don't mind a small bit of other music, but yesterday was absolutely horrible in my opinion. The DJ kept playing over top of the band, and the bass was so loud that the seats were vibrating. I was thinking that if this was going to be a constant thing, I may not ever go to another game. I almost left yesterday. Thankfully, they turned the music and bass down a bit and I could handle it better.
i love what wisconsin does after the third quarter with the jump around song we need to do something like that because singing the alma mater and listening to boys of fall just puts everyone to sleep and with so many old people in the stands these days we need to make sure we keep them awake and alert i have always thought about that especially with like south carolina they play music all the time especially during kick off i think if we play a bunch of swipa boy songs that would be awesome and it would get the crowd bumping
I'm looking at this from a slightly different perspective than some of y'all may be...I totally agree that the Pride is the best thing ever, but I know for a fact the actual players want some different music played to help keep their spirits up. The Pride should never be out done by canned music, but a song here or there for the guys would help their psyche
i completely agree i think during long commercial breaks would be perfect to play some music maybe have the band do a song and then play a song over the PA
I'll take that one step further and say that I hate when the band plays pop songs like Living on a Prayer. I'm ok with highlight videos in between quarters, but the rest of the time I enjoy hearing the traditional band songs and cheers.
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
I like the idea of a happy mix! If a little music keeps ya home I would guess standing and cheering are also annoying to you as well so maybe be good the music keeps ya home and younger more energetic stadium! I have always been amazed by the sit down I can't see crowd! Like it or not energy from the fans, the pride, and canned music helps pump up the atmosphere and produce energy for home field advantage, and hope neyland stadium can actually produce the advantage its capacity allows!
Absolutely genius!!! +1
If you don't want people to stand up and cheer in front of you at the stadium, then why even set foot in it!?!?
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