Vuvuzelas. The FIFA World Cup 2010 will be remembered for these horns. Some people love them, but others, including me, hate them. If you don’t know about them, your ears will love you. A brief background on these horns.
The instrument requires some lip and lung strength to blow and emits a loud buzzing sound. Now, imagine 80,000 people blowing them at the same time. To me, it sounds like watching a football match in an air-con vent. But apparently, different people have heard different things. Descriptions ranged from ‘a stampede of noisy elephants’ to ‘a goat on the way to slaughter’.
Football players have been complaining about it, with France captain, Patrice Evra claiming that people start playing them from 6am.
If you believe the conspiracy theorists, the vuvuzelas have claimed a ‘casualty’ in Robert Green, who dropped a clanger in England draw with USA.
And no wonder Green made the mistake. The crowd uses the vuvuzelas for EVERYTHING that is happening in the match.
Watch this space for the vuvuzelas’ next victim.