Anonymous
Last year

Bogut: stop playing music on every possession

Bogut has tweeted that he wishes music wasn't played non stop in every possession and said that a basketball game isn't a night club.

I'd have to agree and whilst I don't mind a bit of music/tunes, they shouldn't be playing full length rock tunes at a very loud volume.

How about more natural noise like crowds chanting defence or the live band playing?

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Food for thought  
Last year

I like the music. How is chanting defense creating a vibe? I say if you're going to remove the music create entertaining crowd chants like they have in soccer. But there does need to be some sort of noise.

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Anonomous  
Last year

Too much and too loud at most venues. I like to talk to the person next to me without getting a sore neck. Some music is fine. And the guy getting everyone to stand up about 10 times per game pissed me off the to point where I can't be bothered going any more.

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LC  
Last year

Gotta get back to basics.

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AshT  
Last year

What's the name of that Latin sounding instrumental that's played at Hawks games?

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Baller#3  
Last year

Would love to see a no lyrics ruling during play I find that the worst part. In time outs and breaks go your hardest.

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KET  
Last year

Melbourne Arena it's like a night club

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Anonymous  
Last year

He just played at the breakers. Their entertainment is woeful this year.

He is just saying what everyone else in the stadium is thinking.

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jumpshot  
Last year

Agree, can't here any plays being called.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Bogut has tweeted"

I stopped reading here.

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Wang whipper  
Last year

Basketball is not a game for grandpas.

Bogut and whining boomers need to move with the times.

We should be cranking more hip-hop and grime at games.

Or maybe a sick drop as somebody gets postered.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cats have been banging some Pendulum during the dunk teams spot.

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AD  
Last year

Unfortunately the Wildcats have taken to using DJs, who usually have some great name like "DJ Wang Chubby."
As far as I can figure out, the requirement for a DJ is the ability to make the simple task of playing music seem extremely difficult, which they accomplish by cranking the volume to stupid levels and playing the most irrelevant tunes possible.

Music is meant to enhance the experience, but it is now having the opposite effect. It used to mean something when 10,000 fans would chant, but now that is drowned out by the artificial noise.
Announcer has to scream, and I still can't hear much of what he says.

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56  
Last year

DJ Cornflake has been the DJ for cats for last couple of years. But I think he may have moved on this year as the quality has dropped in the first 2 games. Alot of what they do is ruled by head office though and not by the DJs themselves. They don't get much of a say in what to do.

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rjd  
Last year

I'm all for music being played at times, but team organisers need to be selective. Times of silence can actually help as they can act as contrast. Give the crowd opportunities to create chants and noise of their own. Have go-to tracks for specific situations, for example when a team is on a run, that have a beat that the crowd can clap along to. I recall the 36ers and Tigers used to do this well back in the day. I totally agree with Bogut that there should be no set-and-forget playlists and it shouldn't run all game. Trashy generic nightclub music doesn't work well, it cheapens the product.

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Haz  
Last year

Agree there's too much music and its too loud. Then the court announcer is too annoying. Sometimes there's far too much going on at the game and believe me it has put people off to the point of not going anymore.

Not to say get rid of it completely. The game still needs music and entertainment but sometimes feels like its too much.

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Anonymous  
Last year

How can you Australianise a basketball experience?

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koberulz  
Last year

Would love to see a no lyrics ruling during play I find that the worst part.
Seems a bit simplistic. "We Will Rock You" is pretty standard, for example. The Breakers copped a lot of flak for dropping "Can You Feel It" from the start of the third quarter in their home opener.

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56  
Last year

Think we can all agree the worst thing is the "Hungry Jacks" chant that I believe adelaide started if I'm not mistaken. I'd take anything over that stupid chant.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Most Adelaide fans hate that too don't worry

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Baller#3  
Last year

I should clarify i have no problem with a chanting chorus. Mainly the verse they play after the chorus for some reason... However isnt it the crowd supposed to be doing the chanting anyway?

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Anonymous  
Last year

The wildcats DJs only play music selected and approved by the wildcats head office.

That said office has a "no drake" rule for some reason. Now whether you like his music or not, the guy is the number one artist in the world, so people do like his music. But they'd rather play hair metal from the 70s and 80s to appease the baby boomers in the crowd.

Thank god Cornflake is gone though. Guy was terrible.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Comments make sense for crowds like Perth and Adelaide with the overly passionate fans but ever been to a game in Melbourne? you can hear a pin drop over that crowd

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Anonymous  
Last year

"But they'd rather play hair metal from the 70s and 80s to appease the baby boomers in the crowd."

They probably know their demographics quite well then.

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Cram  
Last year

I agree with rjd that you need balance. I thought the Tigers used to do this well.

In fact I remember the court announcer making fun of how much music the Dragons used to play. He now is obviously with United who play music constantly, which shows how little his opinion is valued.

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Thunder Jam  
Last year

Seriously,Is music all Bogut can worry about at 1-2?
A fair percentage of the crowd are kids,corporates or newbies on a night out,not crusted on Bball diehards.

"Free The Music".............

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hoopie  
Last year

I agree with rjd - I'm a fan who likes to enjoy the game and think about what's happening every now and then. I don't need constant stimulation or a barrage of distraction.

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Luuuc  
Last year

The wildcats DJs only play music selected and approved by the wildcats head office.
That said office has a "no drake" rule for some reason.

I disagree with a few things the Wildcats do, music-wise, but I'm right behind them on that one.

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Anonymous  
Last year

NBL are slow learners - you don't play tracks with lyrics in them. Play the melody only. and Wildcats thinking rock suits basketball is shocking and they never learn.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Wildcats thinking rock suits basketball is shocking and they never learn."

The team that gets the biggest attendances should learn what, exactly?

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Anonymous  
Last year

agree with bogut 100% on this

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Anonymous  
Last year

When the Knicks played their first half of a game without music last season with the reason being to enjoy basketball in its purest form we still had everyone in tears about that, too.

Bogut has been whinging since his junior rep days, good to see he's consistent!

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Knicks"
"Purest form"

No.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Can he go a day without complaining about something. It's better than silence and creates an atmosphere

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Anonymous  
Last year

I don't mind music but just turn down the volume a little and don't play it for continuous stretches such that you hear a whole song.

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koberulz  
Last year

Funny how there have been complaints about music for years now, but as soon as Bogut says something it's all perfectly fine and he needs to stop whining.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I've stopped going to games because the music is too loud and also gets in the way of hearing the game.

It’s not a good game experience.

And it’s becoming unwatchable on TV as well.

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Wang whipper  
Last year

No Drake policy = another reason to hate the Wildcats.

They may as well hand out adult diapers.

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proud  
Last year

I remember as far back as the James Ennis season and how sections of the Wildcats crowd would start a "let's go Wildcats" chant and more and more would join in until the DJ went with the crowd and what they want... now it's too loud and drowns out all chants... I hardly recall defence chants at the Wildcats games this season and the ones there have been have been bleh due to the margins.

Let's be fair the DJ should more than anything else do the CHARGE and Hit the road Jack/Nanana hey hey hey goodbye music when a player fouls out but if the player is off court before they play that then it loses what is a unique component to going to a basketball game.

The dancers/cheerleaders should have music and the contests during time outs as well but for the most part music just makes you lose focus on the wonderful things at a basketball game ie, the actual game, antics of a mascot, coach going right off, cameraman approaching your area etc

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