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Thread: Request: Report from the stands

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    Default Request: Report from the stands

    I broke down emotionally yesterday and walked over to the announcers table to ask, what seems like an old question, “Why, for the love of god, must there be music playing at all times?” This caught the attention of everyone at the table. One lovely young miss (to my discredit I forgot her name but she likes planes, guns and her corvette ) whom took me quite serious and we discussed the reasons for and against for several minutes. It ended with we (us fans) wanted to hear airplanes, not golden oldies. A couple fellas in the stands agreed, and I quote, 100%. It was one of the funnest debates I’ve ever had with the on-site personnel. I’ve never had such a large audience of them to bitch to and a defense team backing me up. They (the personnel) were all super cool about it. Never heard another song all day. Just the peace of race planes and scanners in stereo effect. Was that out of line? It seems like we’ve been talking/complaining about it for years. I had to say something.

    If I offended anyone, my apologies. Certainly not my intent. In particular the audio crew. I think they do a stellar job. It will dominate the airwaves throughout the event site but, it also sounds great. Trust me, I appreciate quality audio. **** sounds tight.

    I won’t be “inside” for most of the rest of the week. I’d be interested in know if anyone notices a reduction in music whilst hot rod airplanes are in the sky?
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    Default Re: Request: Report from the stands

    I’m curious, when exactly are/were they playing music? I thought Reno has always been good about music. Are we talking like downtime in between races? Were they playing it DURING races? How can they do that when they’re announcing? Either way I’ll let you know tomorrow what the verdict is
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    I'm with you, don't need the music, or at the very least, it needs to be turned way down, so it's just in the background. Use to camp across from the Catholic Church and could hear it over there in the mornings.

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    I had shouted out to the guys working on the speakers during qualfying that I wanted to hear the engines not music and they seemed to turn it down. Now we need to get the speakers on the ground, not in the air blocking our view. I kinda feel sorry to the box seaters having a speaker block their view.
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    Default Re: Request: Report from the stands

    Quote Originally Posted by kennsmithf2g View Post
    I had shouted out to the guys working on the speakers during qualfying that I wanted to hear the engines not music and they seemed to turn it down. Now we need to get the speakers on the ground, not in the air blocking our view. I kinda feel sorry to the box seaters having a speaker block their view.
    I agree 100% and dear God quit talking so much during the Races. The announcers are so far behind and uninformed it is crazy.

    TV sports also show so much information on the screen that you don't even need announcers anymore. Thanks, Kahnzilla

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    Default Re: Request: Report from the stands

    To be clear, they weren’t playing music during any race, just all through qualifying Wed morning.

    Sooooooo, how’s it going down there?
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    Default Re: Request: Report from the stands

    I was in the box seats A32 right at show center yesterday. There was a little bit of music during transitions from one event to another but it was very low volume (background noise). I think they got the message. Thanks Fence. Were there some inaccuracies and some babble? Of course, but I have learned to accept it and refuse to let it bother me. Overall, they are professional group and take their job seriously.
    Last edited by boomtown; 09-16-2019 at 04:03 PM.
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    Thanks for bringing it to their attention. It was not to not be blasted by music as much this year. Being in the A row of boxes, the speakers were very annoying. I got way too many pictures of speakers blocking planes, or the camera focusing on the speaker as I panned, and a blurry plane.

    Now, if we could just get the announcers to keep quiet most of the time, the fact they are terrible would not be as noticeable.

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    I've heard worse. I agree that the music is a little loud but on race days they did better with the timing.
    I did get a little tired of the history lessons as they are not totally accurate. as a history buff it hurts when facts and figures are bantered about because most uninformed people believe them.

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    Default Re: Request: Report from the stands

    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    I've heard worse. I agree that the music is a little loud but on race days they did better with the timing.
    I did get a little tired of the history lessons as they are not totally accurate. as a history buff it hurts when facts and figures are bantered about because most uninformed people believe them.
    I didn't get into the area of the announcers this year (box seats) as the DB Mueller gang was absent.. I didn't see Sharon Coates in the pits and if they lacked the help she's given them in year's past, it would have made a difficult job even more so.
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