The soccer World Cup of 2010 has been characterized by the use of vuvuzela horns. These are long pieces of moulded plastic that are usually between 60 cm to 1 meter or so in length. When you blow through them as if you were blowing a trumpet they make a very loud buzzing sound. It has been compared to a swarm of insects or the cry of a elephant. These instruments definitely play a huge part in the atmosphere that is created at the football matches in South Africa. Of course for the soccer fans that have travelled to watch the World Cup football tournament in person it is easy for them to get a vuvuzela while on their holiday. But what about people outside South Africa who want to buy a vuvuzela? Is it possible?
Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on whether you are a South African vuvuzela lover or hater, there are many places where you can buy a vuvuzela online. These instruments have traditionally been played by football fans who live in South Africa. They became popularized in the African Cup of Nations and now have been brought to world wide attention due to the 2010 World Cup football competition. With so many people buying vuvuzelas is this going to mean that they will start appearing in stadiums in the U.S. and across Europe? There are a few reasons why they may not become as popular in these places. Although my hypothesis could be completely wrong and perhaps during future sporting events stadium horns will be the instrument of choice for fans all over the world.
In football, particularly English football which I am most familiar with, singing songs is a huge part of the supporter tradition. These songs can be in support of your own team or to try and irritate the opposition. However when I have been watching the football matches at the World Cup it has been really difficult to hear the songs of the fans above the din of the vuvuzela horns. The Englandufabet มือถือ matches have provided the best attempts at breaking through the buzz of the vuvuzela but even then, the songs sound no where near as loud as I know they are. This is the one problem if you get a vuvuzela. They are simply too loud. On one hand I think they are really good and can be used to create an exciting atmosphere. However when