So this is the first time I remember music being piped in during the game (not just before). A couple shots of AC/DC very cool, I can even deal with Journey, but Sweet Caroline???? I like the concept but we may need a new DJ.
Piped In Music DURING the game - VERDICT???
Sweet Caroline is worse than anyone's description of Sheridan.
Too funny! Absolutely true! That did not go well. Seemed like someone hired whomever plays songs during the Red Wings game.
sounded MFing stupid and out of place. AC/DC was lame, generic choice, but it was at least rawk
KILL THIS CONCEPT DEAD PLEASE
(or pony up the license for Slipknot or some crazy stuff)
Completely agree. Sweet Caroline is cute at Fenway, barely.
It does give opposing fans an excuse to chant "Red Sox suck" with the three chords after the words, "Sweet Caroline."
But I really hope it doesn't become part of the UM repitoire. Leaders and best don't imitate the Red Sox.
Too distracted by the scoreboard to notice or care.
I thought the ac/dc and rock was alright. Can't believe they actually played sweet caroline. I just missed hearing the band all the time, but think they did an alright job with the piped in music overall.
The Sweet Caroline/Don't Stop Believing thing is what the Red Wings did during the playoffs. I think it might be the same DJ.
That went over pretty well w/ the crowd, but the last song they played fucking blew. I don't know what it was, but it was way gay. Everyone in my section seemed pretty disgusted w/ it.
Yep, most everyone in my section was singing along with Sweet Caroline, as was the student section. I didn't even notice a response from the student section with ac/dc and the others.
You beat me to it yes this is a Red Wings song. And believe me Journey's Don't Stop would not fair well in Michigan Stadium. Nobody else is gonna cheer Born and raised in SOUTH DETROIT....Thats MSU territory lol. And wings nation lol GO WINGS!
People sang particularly loud on the "South Detroit" line, actually. And did the "GOOD TIMES NEVER SEEMED SO GOOD" just like at the Joe.
Canada is MSU territory? I was under the impression they don't care much for American college football. . .
And even if they do, I thought Michigan had tied down that demographic with Renaldo Sagesse.
I watched the game from a bar in Chicago. It was a little loud in the bar and was hard to hear the announcers. So, I didn't notice the music. But, I did hear several people comment that the crowd sounded louder than usual. Perhaps the new suites do trap some sound (as anticipated).
I had pretty good seats today (45 yd line, 12th row) so I could hear most of what it likely sounded like on the field. You could definitely hear sounds bouncing back, particularly when the band played or there was some kind of a stadium wide cheer (like the "Rich Rodriguez" cheers. Definite improvement but still, not overwhelming (although there was a third quarter WMU drive down in the student section that got deafening).
The noise level in that third quarter was great. I was in the front of the student section, and it was as loud as I ever remember. The boxes had to have contributed to that, because as usual there were still plenty of students not contributing to the noise.
Wasn't at the game but noticed on TV a couple times coming back from commercial breaks and was like, "What the hell?" It threw me for a loop.
Have to say I would agree with the blue hairs on this one.
I like it. I believe the purpose was to keep the fans into the game and have more participation, which I thought was successful. No disrespect to the band, but I think pumping AC/DC or Guns n' Roses over the loud speakers makes for a better game day atmosphere.
the opening refrains of "Welcome to the Jungle" but it had to cut out fast because the game started up again.
I'm with the Blue Hairs on this one. JUST SAY NO TO RAWK MUSIC at Michigan Stadium.
i dont mind the piped in music for the simple fact that 1/2 of the stadium can't even hear the band. So for the commercial timeouts the piped in music kind off keeps the crowd energized instead of dozing off, just my opinion.
Yep, I was in section 17 and the only time I could hear the band was when they do the traveling thing, where a small section of the band moves around the stadium. Personally, I liked the addition of the music.
Needs more Rilo Kiley.
We were "really fuckin on" today!
I cannot stand Journey anymore after the NHL playoffs. Every home game I would hear the whole arena sing, "born and raised in south detroit". I know a lot of people like this but I could go the rest of my life not hearing that song and be extremly happy.
you can add in 3/4 of Michigan Stadium who dropped that line too.
I thought they did a great job only playing them during TV timeouts and they played great songs. Then they played Sweet Caroline and they ruined it. I was in Row 7 behind the Michigan bench and when Sweet Caroline began to play a Michigan player turned around looked up with the expression of "Really?!?!?"
haha which player?
I know it wasn't a starter. I think it was one of those players that only dress for home games because I didn't recognize the name. But now I cannot remember it.
I was just like "WTF" when that started playing. I say NO on the music. Can we remain just a little different from everyone else and *not* have the lame, standard 'rock and jock' set of music piped in? M'kay? There are already two bands (usually) in the stadium, let them play. I can hear "Welcome to the Jungle" anytime on my iPod.
And yes, the stadium is noticeably louder. I'm a stadium employee and there were moments where I couldn't hear the guy next to me.
It certainly was different. Most of the people I sat with liked it. I was at Sec 18 row A
"Sweet Caroline" is beyond awful for a football game and must never, ever be played again.
I liked it. It actually pumped up the student section a lot, though I agree Don't Stop Believing is the wrong song to play for such a diverse student body that doesn't scream the words SOUTH DETROIT. The rawk music was OK, but the thing that got everyone the loudest was when the D-line told us to get louder. It was like 24-0 and that definitely made the adrenaline flow.
A Red Wing song and Joe Louis property lol nuff said.
I was fully expecting to dread it, but I thought it was never particularly inappropriate (the band was playing for everything important). I am equally surprised, however, how little of an effect it had. The crowd didn't respond to it all that much. If it is reserved for breaks a la today, I'm fine with it, though.
I'm not a fan of it. I'd rather be blown away by the sound of an extremely mic'd band.
I can deal with the piped in music so long as it isn't awful and they pick decent music. There are bigger things to worry about.
Then go to a Red Sox game if you want to hear it.
I would like the music to at least be modern, and fresh as well. If it can't have a unique Michigan stamp, let's not cut and paste Jock Jams or copy songs that other venues do.
I was at the game and i really liked the piped in music. Michigan stadium needs to be an intimidating venue again, and the music helps keep people excited about the game. I like sweet caroline at fenway, but doing it at michigan stadium seems like we're just stealin ideas. Hell of a game though...Go Blue
i can't imagine an opposing player has EVER been intimidated by "Welcome to the Jungle." We've won 42 conference championships, and been one hell of an intimidating homefield, without "keeping people excited" by using bullshit. I understand if you actually like the music to be played, but I think you are fooling yourself if you think our crowd will be louder, more "into it", because of music. 1997 squad would've intimidated the opponant if it played in an empty stadium. 2008 squad wouldn't have intimidated OL St. Mary's had it been played in a warzone.
Speaking of music...what song did the players sing in front of the student section after the game?
Speaking of music...what song did the players sing in front of the student section after the game?
PokerFace by Lady GaGa
I didn't like any of it. Especially "You Shook Me All Night Long" I don't know if a decent song has ever been ruined by overplaying more than that one.
I don't have particularly strong opinions one way or the other about the issue of piped in music, but if I had to guess I think that it is here to stay.
The reason I say that is the student section seemed to really enjoy it, even Sweet Caroline. Couple that with the fact that Rodriguez seems to be looking for new ways to get the fans excited and it seems like it might be a regular thing.
Maybe if there is general dislike across the board from fans it won't happen, but my uninformed guess is that most people outside the MGoBlog Community liked it.
I liked it, everybody around me was singing and having a great time.
I didn't really care for it. Seemed like artificial excitement. I would have rather heard the band. I was up high in section 21. Everyone there seem pretty indifferent to it.
I'd be fine with having the band play exclusively too, if only you could actually hear them. Section 17 and couldn't hear 'em.
I liked it. As much as I love the band, I can't hear them from my seats so I always just zone out during timeouts. Also, my one minor complaint about our amazing band is the lack of song variety so it was nice to hear something new.
We loved it in the student section, especially Sweet Caroline.
And we were amped up today.
The idea of piped music is good to me, the hard part is finding the right songs. I like having music played but not a big fan of AC/DC or Neil Diamond.
Welcome to the Jungle when the crowd got loud toward the end of the first half? Quite fitting.
ha i liked it. they didn't do it too much. i sang sweet caroline and don't stop believin'. i think next week they should play "do a ditty" cuz everyone knows the lyrics and it's just funny to sing.
I was on the opposite end of the stadium from the band and indeed, could not hear them.
Why don't they spread the band out on the sidelines, like they do with the opposing band? Some of them in each corner, or something to that effect.
This would also open up more seats up close.
There may be a reason why this can't be done, I don't know.
I half blame the band's quietness on the new band director. He's not about the playing loud like the previous administration. It's upsetting.
Go loud or go home.
There's no reason they can't save the dainty performances for parades and concerts, I want my gameday band LOUD like they used to be.
It would be impossible to keep the band playing together if you spread them out, because of the speed (or lack thereof) of sound traveling.
blow. Don't mind the music, but the sound was terrible.
The way i see it is, Journey and sweet carolina while I hate them are crowd pleasers to drunks. think about what percentage of fans have at least 2 alcoholic beverages in them? 25% at least by my guess and everybody has been in a bar and have groaned when those songs come on and the whole bar sings. My opinion groan like i did even bitch a little but at least it got people interacting and into the game.
Drunk on "at least 2 alcoholic drinks"? It takes me at least 6.
it wasn't as bad as i feared. the songs were reasonable (read: not nickelback) and the student section where i was seemed to enjoy it enough
Did not like it, will never like it, and will be sending letters to the proper people voicing my displeasure. This is Michigan Stadium. Neil Diamond and Journey and Guns N' Roses have absolutely no place being piped in over the PA system.
I know that might make me sound a bit blue-haired, but I think it was unbelievably lame. Not to mention incredibly disrespectful to the Band. Do whatever you have to do to make the Band audible throughout the Stadium. Just don't do this to replace them, even if only during TV timeouts.
Anyone can listen to whatever music they want at whatever volume they want whenever they want.
Everyone has very few opportunities to listen to the Michigan band live. There are only 8 times this year!
Reducing the unique, limited experience of listening to the Greatest Band On Planet Earth live is nuts.
Couldn't hear them anyway. If they can make the band more audible, then sure.
I sit in section 6. The opponent's band is always right in front of me. Even when the opposing band isn't playing I cannot hear the UM band. For me piped-in music is a welcome change. It's fun and fills in the 'dead space' when nothing else is going on. Perhaps it will help drive out some of the 'down in front blue hairs'.
Can I make a request?
Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant For Denard. It fits and Eddy Grant even has the dreds.