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#91860 21-Oct-2011 11:19
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I find it quite bizzare that they are playing a South American-sounding trumpet line for all the kick-offs.  It's not very 'New Zealand' really.

Anyone know the significance of this?  Sorry if someone has discussed this somewhere already but my searches turned up nothing.

The only mention I can find is a few sites calling it the Allez! trumpet.

Weird...

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  #536053 21-Oct-2011 11:23
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HA! Found it! 

'Its doesn't have a name, it is a bull fight call that was traditionally played at bull fights. It was used as part of the matador stance when the bull charged.'

That was in reference to the 2007 world cup.  Must be an ongoing world cup thing. 

EDIT: Quote was a bit off, it does have a name - 'Allez, Ole'.

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  #536065 21-Oct-2011 11:35
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Aaaaah, thanks for asking & answering - I was curious also as it seemed a pretty cheesey effect to throw in there...




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  #536068 21-Oct-2011 11:40
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Yeah, the cheeziness of it was what I was finding a bit odd...

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  #536083 21-Oct-2011 12:07
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Obviously a crowd participation thing, you can hear the crowd roar after it happens.

It makes me smile, no harm in it.

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  #536085 21-Oct-2011 12:08
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Isn't it the call to start a Mexican Wave?

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  #536087 21-Oct-2011 12:17
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I had also been wondering about it, and had done some searching but turned up empty handed.

I recognised it as a bull fight call but found it odd being used for each kick off/restart in the RWC matches.

But, as others have said - it is getting crowd participation, which is cool.


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  #536088 21-Oct-2011 12:18
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Did they say why it was adopted in the 2007 RWC?

 
 
 
 


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  #536102 21-Oct-2011 12:50

Isn't it used in the wellingon 7's every year. They asked this question on the Edge radio show. Also why do they continually pay the same 4 songs over and over again, which is more annoying.

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  #536112 21-Oct-2011 13:02
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It was also used in this years cricket world cup

Having attended all the AB's games those same four songs are so annoying

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  #536119 21-Oct-2011 13:16
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trig42: Obviously a crowd participation thing, you can hear the crowd roar after it happens.

It makes me smile, no harm in it.


Isn't the crowd roar recorded as well along with the trumpet..




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  #536130 21-Oct-2011 13:45
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old3eyes: Isn't the crowd roar recorded as well along with the trumpet..


No i dont think so. Having been to a couple of RWC games this year i can say that the crowd gets right into it :)  (myself included!)

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  #536154 21-Oct-2011 14:57
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garvani:
old3eyes: Isn't the crowd roar recorded as well along with the trumpet..


No i dont think so. Having been to a couple of RWC games this year i can say that the crowd gets right into it :)? (myself included!)


Thanx for the info. Watching them on TV the crowd roar seems so consistent I thought it was recorded as well..




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  #536167 21-Oct-2011 15:20
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It is definitely an effective way to get the crowd into it but it just seems a strange choice.

robbyp - I definitely agree with you on the songs, how on earth is Black Eyed Peas in there (that 'I got a feeling' song) - at least play all NZ music, we make enough of it!

Either way, no real issues here, this has been the best RWC I have seen, lets end it on a good note!

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  #536171 21-Oct-2011 15:33
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I like it. The countdown before kickoff is also great. Adds great atmosphere to the games.

What I don't like is that maori vuvuzella thing that gets blown by the half naked guy just before the teams enter the field.



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  #536175 21-Oct-2011 15:39
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Is that because you have to see him in all his naked glory? At least it's an NZ thing...

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