Vuvuzela – The Symbol of Noise!

Vuvuzela - The symbol of Noise!

During the first match of 2010 Fifa World Cup between South Africa and Mexico, I heard some strange sound around me. The sound seemed like sound from a huge collection of bees. So I started looking around if is there any such bee swarm around our house. But, after changing the channel, the sound gone, it was from the television. I started checking all other channels and found no channel has any disturbance. So, no problem with our cable connection. Later, I told this to my elder brother to talk to cable operators as I believed it is their fault. However, on next day, after coming to my eldest brother’s house, I experienced same during football match. So, now I became sure, it is from the telecasting end! Still, I was wondering whats should it could be! The sound of crowed would never be like this. As I did not find any way to stop it, I dropped watching many matches  as the sound is really horrible.

The surprising is today I see lots of tweets regarding this and after reading those tweets I came to know what the hell this is! I found an facebook group against it and I joined without delay to raise voice to stop it.

Few minutes ago, I googled ‘vuvuzela’ and found a link to Fifa’s site where they said:

Vuvuzela: a symbol of South Africa

But I am highly glad to say “correction please! it will be”

Vuvuzela: a symbol of noise  for world

most interesting someone also edited the main wiki article regarding this. wanna see what he put there? click the image below :P.

I humbly request FIFA and the organizer of South Africa, please stop the immediately during matches and kindly let us watch the football matches without muting our TV sound.

  • If you are that much disturbed, please mute your TV sound. South Africans are celebrating World Cup in their traditional way (first time and may be last!). Is it not bad enough to ask FIFA for stopping this? Better try to enjoy the sound and join with them. Happy Vuvuzela!

  • ha ha ha,
    I could understand this at the first day.

  • The HungryCoder

    well, I don’t believe it is bad to ask bcoz SA is the host only. world cup is an event for all people of world. being host they can’t do anything, at least irritating! and also we don’t want to enjoy half-dead event! how enjoying a soundless motion? I will better avoid watching matches if they don’t ban/control it!

  • Ok, What is the solution for me? How can I filter it from my TV?

    Yeah, that’s what I gonna tell ya now. Let’s learn the very easy step to get rid of the annoying Vuvuzela. Its quit easy. Just mute 233 and 932 Hertz in your equalizer.

    If you don’t have any equalizer settings in your TV set, just add a external sound system in your tv and mut 233 and 932. Of you can use your computer to watch tv using tv cards and tune up the equalizer.

    Very simple! Isn’t it? 🙂

  • The HungryCoder

    Nope! it is not! I have already read this on another site! I don’t see any equalizer on our TV. and you are telling me to buy a card for this in spite of having two televisions? you are kidding!

  • The HungryCoder

    I got a poll link to CNN from here.

    I see 65% is against of this. great! Total voters so far: 105094

  • mak

    মনে পড়ে, অনেকদিন আগে বিটিভিতে (অন্য কোন ছিলনা) ইউরোপীয়ান ফুটবল দেখতাম। স্টেডিয়াম এর দর্শকরা সবাই কোরাস করে কত সুন্দর গান গাইত (বা অন্য কিছু বলত), খুব অবাক হতাম। ভাল লাগতো। টিভির শব্দ নির্বাক করলে ধারাভাষ্যকারের উত্তেজনা ভরপূর বক্তব্য শুনতে পাওয়া যায়না। কি আর করা ভুভুজিলা চুলক। ফিফা সভাপতিও বলেছেন, আমরা আফ্রিকার কালচার বন্ধ করতে পারি না।

  • Unfortunately I agree with Mr. Suhreed.

    At first impression it was just ridiculous .. and i donno how magically i found it funny and i am enjoying this. I am interested to buy one even! 😛

  • The HungryCoder

    well, it appears it is turning to a debate about stopping or upholding culture. in fact it is not the issue. no one is against there own culture. they can do it whenever they wish to do. But don’t we have our own rights? Can’t we ask anyone to limit their cultural activities while it is annoying for us, specially for a large number of people? Anyone can perform his/her cultural activities but not at price of others peace, patiences and comforts. They just should limit uses of it at stadium during the football matches, nowhere else!

    Well, I was also thinking to buy one (that time I did not know it’s name indeed). But that does not mean that I will play at 12am and/or any places where it annoys people!

    If we simply say about culture, one day we may find a cultural group where fart is a part of their culture :P. So, how will it sound when they all fart in such an event! ha ha ha! 😀 I can’t stop my laughing!

  • sarim khan

    May be some problem in my old internal tv card, I didnt hear the sounds of vuvujela. 😀 😀 😀

  • Many people are talking about banning Vuvuzela. It is because it’s happening in Africa – black people are doing this. Much noise pollution happens by others – in much civilized countries. What do you think about so called ‘pop concerts’? I find Vuvuzela is better way than ‘cheer girls’. 😀
    What we need is tolerance to other culture and a sense of respect.

  • The HungryCoder

    Well, I guess all of them are talking to ban only during matches. No one should dare to ban totally! well, I don’t find ‘cheer girl’ issue a reason to support this but I hate that too. And yes, may be concerts are doing sound pollution but it is not subject here. Subject is annoying and discomfort of watching football matches!

    Please do not confuse with other stuffs! My points are very straight!

  • প্রথমে ভুভুজিলা বিরক্ত লাগলেও এখন মেনে নিয়েছি সাউন্ড সামান্য কমিয়ে খেলা দেখি।

    আমি ভাবছি বাংলাদেশে ক্রিকেট ওয়ার্ল্ডকাপে যেভাবে ঢোল পিটানো হবে অথবা বাঁশি বাজানো হবে তাতে কি সারা পৃথিবীর ক্রিকেটপ্রেমীরা এভাবে ঝাপায় পড়বে নাকি বাংলাদেশীরা ঢোল বাজানো বন্ধ করবে???

  • The HungryCoder

    Oh Vuvuzel,
    I miss you too much now! Though you were annoying a bit, but now can’t think you are not with us anymore! 🙁

  • mak

    the real use of vuvuzel.

    Vuvuzelas Storm BP Headquarters in Protest of Gulf Oil Spill


  • zaman-zaman

    @The HungryCoder, boss Vuvuzela is a symbol of South Africa as well as symbol of noice.I agree with you.

    But you should agree with me that people of the world now knows a new things
    — ‘Vuvuzela’ the symbol of something.

  • The HungryCoder

    Zaman Zaman bro,
    Nice to see you on my blog!

    Yep, I agree with everything now! 😛 Because, it is not going to disturb me anymore ;)!

    But I really miss the football and Vuvuzela now :(!

    ha ha! creative idea!

    Absolutely I agree that Vuvuzela should be used for such cases ;)!

  • zaman-zaman