LETTERS: Letter to Penticton Vees management

I love the game, love the team, love the arena. Please cut the excessive noise.

Congratulations on winning the Interior Championship against Vernon. Great effort, great opponent. Well done.

Thank you  for not using FLUXX the band during the playoffs as you did on Wicked Wednesdays. A Vees’ game is no place for a band practice. Please, please, please cut the volume of the thumping/earthquake/spine-vibrating/denture-rattling/chest-compressing music during the breaks in play. If the overloud thumpings are meant to encourage cheering, they do the opposite. If it is meant to get the 6-10 year olds to hop/skip/jump, surely a cut of 25 per cent of volume would still get their little feet to hopping. Watch what happens when Sweet Caroline is played (the parents sway and the kids jump) or when Stompin’ Tom Connors sings The Hockey Game (the parents clap and the kids jump). Both song volumes are enjoyable.

The spewing/yelling/screaming/hollering/grating “cheerleader” guy is okay, but do we really need him at every stoppage of play (except when there is a commercial)? I understand that we fans are no longer attending a hockey game, but rather a “hockey event.”  The competition for the entertainment dollar is fierce, I get that.

I love the game, love the team, love the arena. Please cut the excessive noise. Will you make this minor change? Could you please respond through the letters to the editor, and anyone else who feels this way?

Ron Nimchuck

Penticton

Penticton Western News