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The Silence of the Fans: Southsiders vs. Canucks Security

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I'll bet most of the stay at home fans like myself are noisier at home than fans at the arena. Hmmm...perhaps it could be the cheaper price for beer contributing?

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Ridiculous beer prices are everywhere. No excuse for silence of the fans compared to other arenas.

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I was actually at the Minnesota game on Tuesday when the Southsiders started to chant. At first I wonder what was happening, kinda of a Glee thing going, until I realized that it was the Southsiders. Since the game was kinda boring it did liven the place up. Don't know yet if I liked it or not, was a very soccer/football thing. Probably won't happen very often once the Whitecap season starts. I guess I was lucky to pick that night:-)

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I'm a bit of a nutjob at games (within reason - no animals or small children are hurt in the process). Me and my cowbell cheer HARD. But here's why I don't seem to ruffle feathers....I try to befriend those around me pre-game so they're guilted into accepting my behavior. I'm already one of the family by the time my eruption of cheers is unleashed, so they just roll with it. They actually join in at times. I had a very conservative Asian fellow in a suit with his two young children behind me a few games ago and it was tense at first....opera claps and upright postures for all. But I high fived him at the first goal, got him singing along with some of the songs and, by the end, he was walking on the wild side with me.

So it's all about approach...if you see someone sneering, talk to them. Ask if they're bothered by your cheering and, if they are, try to get them laughing and having fun WITH you then they'll be more inclined to ignore things. But if you take an "in your face" attitude, it usually isn't readily accepted or welcomed.

Sure, you'll always have that one idiot who wants to take a nap. Or, in my case, Colorado fans behind you (me) who yell "SIT DOWN" during Lu's final, winning save in a shoot out. Really? No.

It's about compromise and meeting in the middle. Respecting those around you and trying to encourage vs argue with them. Most people have a soft side and if you work on that, it's usually more successful than simply making your stand.

I don't get being asked to sit down with no one behind you....there may be more to this. Were they spilling beer on the people in front of them? I've had that happen, and it ain't cool. Messy drinkers are not good cheerleaders, even if they think they are.

But instead of fighting to be heard I think it's a matter of convincing others that we should be. It's a hockey rink for crying out loud.

Signed,

Deb the Homer Cheerleader.

Woo.

(Great article, GC...always love your stuff)

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imagine if lower bowl was always standing going hard southsider style. that would be epic, instead its Dbags closing business deals ...massaging clients..poor players. Rogers is the worst.

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It's gonna be hard to change, most of the people who frequent games just aren't those rowdy type of people.

On the bright side, i do know that management have been talking to the Penguins in trying to get ideas to create a better crowd atmosphere. The Pens do a great job at getting excitement in the arena such as the ''Student Rush'' where they offer discounted tickets to college and highschool students, injecting the arena with some youth, who knows maybe that will work.

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Rogers Arena has had a similar policy for concerts as well.

For example my experience at a Metallica concert which they were filming for a DVD. They had specifically asked the audience to be as loud as possible and to sing to the songs with them, but the security kept telling people around me to be quiet. I managed to not get asked despite providing volume, but the people in front of me weren't so lucky. They were thrown out even though they weren't bothering anybody. Well nobody other than the snooty girl sitting next to me with her mother who was on her cell the whole time.

The security is terrible and creates a bad atmosphere.

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It's gonna be hard to change, most of the people who frequent games just aren't those rowdy type of people.

On the bright side, i do know that management have been talking to the Penguins in trying to get ideas to create a better crowd atmosphere. The Pens do a great job at getting excitement in the arena such as the ''Student Rush'' where they offer discounted tickets to college and highschool students, injecting the arena with some youth, who knows maybe that will work.

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the best part about u not liking my post is u really have nothing to argue against but put up that stupid face palm youve contributed as much to this convo as you have to society 0

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Rogers Arena sucks. ,Bad music, bored fans, strict security, expensive food and drinks, good work Debonis on ruining what should be an awesome event.

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I wrote this up for PuckBuddys after the contretemps with the Southersiders at Rogers Arena a few nights ago, and ponder: why does Canucks security have a no-fun policy in the arena? Two seasons ago Canucks also made news when they evicted two gay fans wearing "HOCKEY LUVIN HOMOS" t-shirts. Probably would not have been bothered had they not been sitting directly behind the bench in full view of TV cameras.

The Silence of the Fans

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I'll bet most of the stay at home fans like myself are noisier at home than fans at the arena. Hmmm...perhaps it could be the cheaper price for beer contributing?

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LOL ahahaha

I'm guessing you're not a Canucks fan. Listen here, our team has dealt with more trolling than the entire Western Conference (obviously minus us)+Southeast Division combined. It will take a lot more to get people upset here.

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the best part about u not liking my post is u really have nothing to argue against but put up that stupid face palm youve contributed as much to this convo as you have to society 0

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I've been kicked out of my house for cheering to loud.

I'm ringing my cowbell in salute to you.

(And yes, it's a rinky tink thing...so no blown eardrums on my account) ;)

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im a huge canuck fan .. its everything about rogers arena i dont like and its not just canuck games its every event in the building me and my buddies used to get ice packs every year, and half seasons and it just went down hill year after year for entertainment value to the point where we dont go to a single game anymore. its the biggest waste of money for entertainment... only people who think canuck games have good atmosphere are people who have only been to canuck games. in conclusion love the team hate the building and management.

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Nice article GC, as usual!

I'm a bit of a nutjob at games (within reason - no animals or small children are hurt in the process). Me and my cowbell cheer HARD. But here's why I don't seem to ruffle feathers....I try to befriend those around me pre-game so they're guilted into accepting my behavior. I'm already one of the family by the time my eruption of cheers is unleashed, so they just roll with it. They actually join in at times. I had a very conservative Asian fellow in a suit with his two young children behind me a few games ago and it was tense at first....opera claps and upright postures for all. But I high fived him at the first goal, got him singing along with some of the songs and, by the end, he was walking on the wild side with me.

So it's all about approach...if you see someone sneering, talk to them. Ask if they're bothered by your cheering and, if they are, try to get them laughing and having fun WITH you then they'll be more inclined to ignore things. But if you take an "in your face" attitude, it usually isn't readily accepted or welcomed.

Sure, you'll always have that one idiot who wants to take a nap. Or, in my case, Colorado fans behind you (me) who yell "SIT DOWN" during Lu's final, winning save in a shoot out. Really? No.

It's about compromise and meeting in the middle. Respecting those around you and trying to encourage vs argue with them. Most people have a soft side and if you work on that, it's usually more successful than simply making your stand.

I don't get being asked to sit down with no one behind you....there may be more to this. Were they spilling beer on the people in front of them? I've had that happen, and it ain't cool. Messy drinkers are not good cheerleaders, even if they think they are.

But instead of fighting to be heard I think it's a matter of convincing others that we should be. It's a hockey rink for crying out loud.

Signed,

Deb the Homer Cheerleader.

Woo.

(Great article, GC...always love your stuff)

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