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    I'm sure everyone appreciated her enthusiasm but she was extremely loud during the skater's performance. A scream/yell that loud doesn't blend into the crowd and could have been distracting. She was over-the-top, exaggerated and a little comical.

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    Eeeekkk! So glad I am NOT the individual who is the subject of this thread! I do hope that if she shows up at Nationals, someone politely and firmly tells her to dial it back. Or an usher, perhaps? At Canadian Nationals this year, I had a really obnoxious person sitting next to me. Luckily she wasn't a noisemaker, just a space-taking, interruptive know-it-all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swurvestar View Post
    Just wondering if any of you are former skaters?

    Since we could even hear this women on all the videos and on tv, it was really distracting, over the top, and completely unnecessary. It was really distracting because it didn't blend in with the other cheers. I'd go as far as saying that it goes right up there with flash photography and it's a hazard. I'm willing to bet that at least 1 of the skaters noticed and it could have made them loose focus, especially the screeching during spins when you're trying to count your rotations.
    I am a current (adult) skater and I agree, although, if you are in the zone, you are in the zone and you know exactly where you are in the music even if everyone is screaming!

    WRT the screaming woman in the stands, some of my friends were at SA and said the crowd was mic'd. She must have been right by the mic. :(

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    I appreciate her like my sister. Love from long distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brightphoton View Post
    Didn't know this forum had so many hoity toity fancy pants opera-glass wearing snobs. Perhaps at next years Skate America we should screen spectators, so only people who support skaters in the right way be part of very small, and I assume, elite audience. Got to keep out the riff raff.
    LOL. Sadly, there is some truth to this. I'm the most enthusiastic fan of people I actually know but some of my friends would also consider themselves fans even if only casual and have come to competitions with me. The amount of snobby looks we've gotten from people once they found out we weren't in the sport or didn't personally know one of the skaters was too many to count. And even just overhearing all the snarky, snide remarks about the skaters not being perfect or hearing other spectators making fun of the rest of the audience for cheering on such a bad skate can be intimidating. Geez, no wonder FS is not more popular.

    Saying that, I have also met many wonderful people at competitions too.

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    LOL aside everything else, that girl's behaviour did get her her own personal thread on this forum. She's a celebrity now!
    I wonder if she's somewhere around, reading all this and cracking up.

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    The OTT screaming was annoying, especially during the programs with gentler, more introspective music. Imagine trying to appreciate Kwan's Lyra Angelica or Klimova & Ponomarenko's Bach free dance with all that yelping in the background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mskater93 View Post
    I am a current (adult) skater and I agree, although, if you are in the zone, you are in the zone and you know exactly where you are in the music even if everyone is screaming!

    WRT the screaming woman in the stands, some of my friends were at SA and said the crowd was mic'd. She must have been right by the mic. :(
    Had heard the same thing. She was seated in the area behind the announcers apparently, and so her screaming was amplified

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    She was obnoxious. I was at SA and I know which woman it was, I managed to spot her in the audience because I was seriously contemplating going over there and telling her to stop. A lot of people in my section were annoyed. I had a migraine after listening to her all day Saturday. I don't mind cheering at all, I even do it myself, but there's a line where it becomes excessive and annoying.

    As someone who danced I like it when people cheer for me but she was seriously distracting and at times it came off like she was mocking skaters who weren't performing so well. I won't name any names, but I've spoken with some skaters about cheering/whooping/etc during their performances and a lot of them are in agreement that here and there it's appreciated and welcome but when it's excessive (like this woman) it can be distracting as well as annoying.

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