Anyone else notice the gigantic ECHO when you are sitting on the west side of the field (sections 21, 25)? Must be the new skyboxes?
Thank goodness the new $500,000 sound system will take care of this.
I always remember an echo at Michigan Stadium; actually, I think that the addition of the skyboxes had minimized it. New soundsystem would be wonderful.
I'm Section 22. I thought the echo effect was not all that different.
What drives me nuts about that area is the opponents' band is facing you, so you keep hearing The Worst Damned Band in the Land playing Seven Nation Army,* but The Victors is like a second behind -- you have to watch the hand-pumps of the student body to keep up with the song, and people get off time a lot.
* It's a song written by a guy from Michigan, and it's one of the pumped-in songs at the Big House, and many, many, many other sports venues. Strangely, though, the Ohio State fans behind me were explaining that it's "A Huge Buckeye thing now!" They hop up and down (unoriginal), which they call the "Buckeye Bounce," and replace the words with "O-O-O-O-O-O" (again, unoriginal).
This led to a moment of lolOSU earlier in the day, near the southwest entrance. A bus-full of Buckeyes were gathered together doing their "Bounce" and singing "O-O-O-O-O-O" and Misopogal blurted out, very loudly: "Look, they learned a vowel!"
I love this woman!
Im in 22 as well, ad I completely agree about the band. Im forthem being in one of the corners.
The saddest thing regarding the Stadium I saw was the confused look on all the Buckeye fans faces when the Blue Hairs went to sit down. I stood on every play, and was yelling my head off, and a few people around me (a former player included) started in as well.
The funny thing is that everything the Buckeyes do with that song - playing it with their band, jumping up, chanting the "O-O-O-O" - is ripped off from Penn State.
Section 13, echo definately more prominant than before skyboxs. Sounded alot like f-16's to us!