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    If it didn't bother the skaters, then it is whatever.

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    IMO it was as annoying as the OTT clapping to music done at competitions held in Japan. Cheering is supportive of athletes; screaming/screeching seems to be more about the audience member focusing attention on herself. I'm not hoity and I'm not toity and that's my opinion.

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    I didn't mind her so much, although she bothered my chauffeur.

    He ran off to nurse a headache at the exact moment I needed him to run to the snack bar and get me some caviar.

    So difficult to get good help nowadays. Don't you all agree?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TontoK View Post
    I didn't mind her so much, although she bothered my chauffeur.

    He ran off to nurse a headache at the exact moment I needed him to run to the snack bar and get me some caviar.

    So difficult to get good help nowadays. Don't you all agree?
    At least you had your second assistant for backup...

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    Probably you didn't hear the Korean girls.. (and sometimes the Chinese girls )

    The Korean girls are the best!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by meem View Post
    IMO it was as annoying as the OTT clapping to music done at competitions held in Japan. Cheering is supportive of athletes; screaming/screeching seems to be more about the audience member focusing attention on herself. I'm not hoity and I'm not toity and that's my opinion.

    agree! i hate it when they clap along the music, we cant hear the music and the skaters need to her the music too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaraM View Post
    agree! i hate it when they clap along the music, we cant hear the music and the skaters need to her the music too!!
    Depends whether they're clapping on the beat or not.

    Perhaps there need to be clapping auditions to become an audience member.

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    I can't take my wife anywhere. Whenever we go to a local football or basketball game, she yells and carries on so bad the people around us tell her to shut up -- or at least to move to the home team side.

    I once went to a cheesfest here and a bunch of kids sitting in our section had brought a stack of large blank placards. When the name of the next skater was announced they would hurry up and write the skater's name on a card, then hold it up and start in with the whistles and noisemakers that they had brought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plushyfan View Post
    Probably you didn't hear the Korean girls.. (and sometimes the Chinese girls )

    The Korean girls are the best!!!
    I looked for this video on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdDddEkUxqc they are really annoying not the girls on SA.

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    ^ Off topic, but Plushenko always treats the young ladies with such gallantry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaraM View Post
    agree! i hate it when they clap along the music, we cant hear the music and the skaters need to her the music too!!
    IIRC, Virtue/Moir were the last to skate the Tango Romantica CD in 2010 at Vancouver.
    As they took their turn skating to the same music that already had been heard umpteen times, the crowd started clapping along. Tracy Wilson commented that it was the first time she ever had witnessed an audience for a CD getting so excited that it clapped along to the music.

    Afterward, an interviewer asked V/M what they were thinking out on the ice when they heard the audience clapping.
    I believe that the interviewer (as well as dumb ol' me) was expecting them to say something completely gushy like, "Nothing could help us more to skate well ... it was the best feeling in the world ....", etc.
    Instead, Moir first said -- very politely and candidly -- something like, "We were nervous. It was so loud that we could not hear our music. I was yelling at Tessa to LISTEN TO THE MUSIC." Virtue/Moir then were quick to add (I'm paraphrasing) that they were extremely fortunate to have such an appreciative crowd, whose support inspired and energized them, etc., etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by TontoK View Post
    I didn't mind her so much, although she bothered my chauffeur.

    He ran off to nurse a headache at the exact moment I needed him to run to the snack bar and get me some caviar.

    So difficult to get good help nowadays. Don't you all agree?
    Tonto, you are so sneaky. I almost missed the joke. You are a worthy rival for Mathman in the wisecracking department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plushyfan View Post
    I looked for this video on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdDddEkUxqc they are really annoying not the girl on SA.
    Totally unrelated to anything in this thread, but man, she was one lucky girl. I wanna skate with Yags and Plush too!

    Also, please don't judge young excited girls for screaming like that. The first (and only) time I saw Yagudin live, at 18, I was even worse. To this day I cannot watch my own videos of him, because the screaming is unbearable :P
    I also screamed like that at Brian Joubert during the 2007 Euros. You know, teenage girls, hot guys (who also happen to be great skaters) hormones... :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimplyLex View Post
    Totally unrelated to anything in this thread, but man, she was one lucky girl. I wanna skate with Yags and Plush too!

    Also, please don't judge young excited girls for screaming like that. The first (and only) time I saw Yagudin live, at 18, I was even worse. To this day I cannot watch my own videos of him, because the screaming is unbearable :P
    I also screamed like that at Brian Joubert during the 2007 Euros. You know, teenage girls, hot guys (who also happen to be great skaters) hormones... :P

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    All of this is nice, but if that girl/woman sits behind me at Nationals this year I may have to go all BIT-H on her. I can't imagine sitting anywhere near someone who did that for an entire competition. Scream when the skater comes out, scream when they finish, but be respectful of those around you. I would think that constant noise would be a distraction rather than support.

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    Just wondering if any of you are former skaters?

    When I was skating w/ my team, it was great to hear the cheers, but it all kind of blended in and at times when it got so loud that you couldn't hear your music, it got really annoying and distracting. It could get loud at synchro events. However, at the final bow, no amount of cheering could have been too much!

    Save it to the end, trust me, it would be much appreciated.

    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.

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