National Anthems at Sports Events

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Re: National Anthems at Sports Events

Postby Bubbha » Wed Aug 28, 2013 16:01

I don't get the connection between movies and national anthems anyway. Movies aren't patriotic events. In any case, I don't remember ever witnessing the national anthem being played in either the US or the UK when I was a kid (I grew up in both countries), so it doesn't even register as a traditional or expected practice to me. It's as much of an "out of left field" practice as dressing up for an airplane flight (something I also associate with backward countries).
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Re: National Anthems at Sports Events

Postby maoman » Wed Aug 28, 2013 17:03

Bubbha wrote:It's as much of an "out of left field" practice as dressing up for an airplane flight (something I also associate with backward countries).

Damn, that's another thing I miss! I was definitely born 40 years too late...
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Re: National Anthems at Sports Events

Postby Kal El » Wed Aug 28, 2013 18:15

Taffy wrote:
Kal El wrote:Aren't "our boys" ( ) generally singing "God Save The Team" instead of "God Save The Queen" though?

True, but there's still the God bit to get my knickers in a twist about.

Um, I didn't say that. :idunno:
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Re: National Anthems at Sports Events

Postby Kal El » Wed Aug 28, 2013 18:18

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Bubbha wrote:Playing the national anthem before a movie is a sure sign of "backward, third-world nation" to me. They used to do it in Taiwan, then they thankfully stopped.

I'll admit, I always liked the national anthem before the movie. We used to play the national anthem in Canada too, a long, long time ago. I've always felt that Taiwanese could stand to bolster their national identity. It's been pretty limp-wristed for ages, first by design, now by circumstance.

Honestly, I quite like it at a stadium before a test match (although, singing it in a pub while watching the game on a big screen is a bit batty), but I'm pretty glad we don't have it before a movie. I think there are other things we can do, like not calling Taiwanese share teachers the "Chinese" teachers ffs. :facepalm:
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Re: National Anthems at Sports Events

Postby jimipresley » Sat Aug 15, 2015 00:03

Jeepers. Had to endure national anthems before a stupid T20 match. NZ vs SA. This is IMPORTANT shit! It's like WAR, man! :facepalm:
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Re: National Anthems at Sports Events

Postby SlowRain » Sat Aug 15, 2015 15:07

Bubbha wrote:I don't get the connection between movies and national anthems anyway. Movies aren't patriotic events.

I imagine it's because it was a largish public gathering.
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Re: National Anthems at Sports Events

Postby sandman » Sat Aug 15, 2015 15:18

Bubbha wrote:I don't get the connection between movies and national anthems anyway. Movies aren't patriotic events. In any case, I don't remember ever witnessing the national anthem being played in either the US or the UK when I was a kid (I grew up in both countries), so it doesn't even register as a traditional or expected practice to me. It's as much of an "out of left field" practice as dressing up for an airplane flight (something I also associate with backward countries).

We used to have to stand up to attention at the beginning of films for the English anthem in my hometown when I was a kid. Late 60s. If you didn't, the ushers would kick you out. Of course, we'd stand. And roar "Flower of Scotland" loud enough to drown out the English moan. Good times?
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Re: National Anthems at Sports Events

Postby divea » Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:23

They should just play the Chariots of fire soundtrack. It never fails to inspire, whereas anthems make me yawn at sporting events.
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Re: National Anthems at Sports Events

Postby Big Vern » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:08

Musically I like the French and German national anthems. They are both very rousing. Most of the central and south American ones go on for far too long.

I can't stand God Save the Queen. They should use the version by the Sex Pistols - that was much better. At the risk of creating a firestorm the Star Spangled Banner is also really bad. I can never remember the Canadian anthem. I always have "Oh Canada" in my head to the tune of America the Beautiful for some reason.

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