I hope they won’t tone down the music or sound effects to appease Nate Allen. The music played too loudly for some ears is exactly what is done in every stadium in the SEC. The folks who think the music is too darn loud at Razorback Stadium I would guess have not been to a game at LSU, Alabama, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Miss St, etc. You would be amazed at the level of sound coming from the speakers at those stadiums. That’s what gets the crowds going now days. I’m 55 and I want whatever it takes to get the stadium as loud as possible for the other teams to contend with and get our crowd as excited as possible.
That’s not what Jackson is talking about. It is more about limiting the number of on-field introductions and ads, creating a better atmosphere outside the stadium and doing some things to get the students more involved. If anything, that probably will lead to more piped-in music, not less.
I get that all things being equal, the world belongs to the new, not the old. That said, it’s hard for me to understand why anyone would want to hear that crappy noise at ear-splitting volume when there is a good football game to watch.
Football has always been a game with plenty of sound. There’s nothing like an organic roar from the crowd when the home team is making a big play. Add in a marching band with some clever numbers, some well-time Hog Calls and that’s all the noise needed.
Now, I’m in agreement that the presentation can and should be improved. But if part of the process is jacking up the artificial sound, that’s just another good reason for me to retire my season tickets and make way for someone else who conflates SEC football with a rave.
It just fits with the current generation’s need for stimulation (or ‘medication’) during all waking hours. Drives me nuts. I actually like to watch the FOOTBALL, and discuss it with the other people I’m with - silly me.
I see the same introductions all across the SEC. Not any different at Arkansas. For those who travel to away games, you know I’m telling the truth. The TV commercials are the killers. No way to sustain noise level for that long.
My last road game was South Carolina in 2017. They had in game introductions, but not nearly as many as in Fayetteville or at least that was the impression our group had. But yes, the TV commercials are indeed an issue, but there have to be better alternatives for keeping fans engaged in the game than a guy in a Bigfoot suit playing hide n seek.
I don’t think many come close to Arkansas in the volume of on-field recognitions. I’d venture to say there are eight or more per game - a few different teams, a veteran, a booster, a notable alum, a local representative for a corporate sponsor. Frankly, it’s so overdone that I just tune it all out, and at the end of most games I couldn’t tell you anything about who was on the field or why.
Jackson - I too was at that road game against South Carolina. Question, where your tickets on the Arkansas side by chance? Our were around the end zone up about 20 rows. Reason I ask is all I can remember from that game was when the clouds parted how INCREDIBLY HOT and SAUNA like it got on that side of the stadium. Unreal intense sun! I have never sweated that much at a game and there was not a dry person around us. Couple of hung over Hog fans a couple rows up lost their breakfast and pregame festivities it was so hot lol. Absolutely the hottest game I have ever attended!
YES! Drank a few beers before the game and could not get enough water during the game. Another hot one was a noon EST kickoff for the Georgia game in 2010 - the Child’s please game. Absolutely brutal!!
I love music and playing it loudly before and during a game is great! But, the ear splitting techno pop crap they play before the game is just incessant noise in my opinion. I will not come into the stadium , until right before kick off because of this. It doesn’t seem to get the crowd excited at all from what I observe.