Vuvuzela.. Whaddup?

At the opening of World Cup last weekend, I switched over the tv channel coz I thought something wrong had happened with the tv retriever due to the noise. As I turned over to another channel, the noise persisted. I turned on another channel which didn’t broadcast the World Cup, and the noise was gone. So I wondered around, couldn’t Indonesia retrieve the broadcasting from South Africa adequately?

The noise persisted in each match. I began to be curious that South Africa was inhabited by some certain hard-eradicated bees or flies, and there were lotta of their populations around the stadium. I sympathized the official of World Cup, coz I thought they couldn’t provide insecticide for a dense insects–populated  area like South Africa. I had just awared after I read Hedi Novianto’s tweet, that those “insects” actually were vuvuzela.

Certainly, vuvuzela is a custom horn instrument of South Africa, a long plastic pipe. It was named vuvuzela, coz if we blow it up, it will reveal voice “vuvuu..

It’s a unique experience to watch World Cup at South Africa, coz this is the first time of an international football match which its spectators bring instruments which potentially annoy the players’ concentration. Lotta players have complained that the vuvuzela sound spread to the whole stadium, and it make players on the field can’t shout to their partners coz the players’ voices are covered by vuvuzela’s sound.

If you think vuvuzelas make noise on the football match that you watch on tv, you don’t need to condemn that the tv channel is uncool. Almost all station complain that the vuvuzelas inhibit the sound that they broadcast. Though actually they’ve put their camera mics far from spectators who bring vuvuzela.

The World Cup officials complain that vuvuzelas trouble them to manage the spectators. It’s hard to announce if someone’s car stand in some others’ way, or warn the spectators to be careful from thieves, coz the official’s announcement are covered by vuvuzela.

For the 2010 World Cup, official wanted to ban spectators from bringing vuvuzela. But the banning is cancelled. Coz, vuvuzela have been longing as Southern Africans custom instrument; forbidding vuvuzela is same as banning local cultures. It’s unfair if we approve the World Cup to be held at South Africa, while we ban the local spectators bringing their traditional instrument. Finally the official decide to allow spectators bringing vuvuzela, if it’s not more than one-metre length.

Maybe any other football organization can learn the lesson well. If we wanna hurd up a city to hold a football match, we just don’t have to find a city which has big fine-cut-grass stadium, or field which is adequate for pre-match exercise. But make sure that the local spectators aren’t noisy enough to bring sounds which may annoy the players’ concentration.

If you watch the matches right in South Africa, I hope you have completed yourself with immunization. Coz, flu virus and bacteris can spread by droplet which revealed out from vuvuzela’s mouth which blown by the infected person. It’s only one person who blows the vuvuzela, who’s caught flu, but the whole stadium can be communicated by the disease.  Perhaps South Africa must release some regulation that someone who wanna blow vuvuzela should have free-flu certificate!

Have a great match! If your favorite team loses the match, don’t be sad coz it doesn’t mean that your favorite team isn’t good enough. Maybe, your favorite player has got confused in the field coz its team’s voice have been covered by vuvuzela..

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. J Tibbs
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 05:36:51

    There are a couple of petitions online to ban the vuvuzela from the World Cup. Here’s one:


  2. fahmi!
    Jun 18, 2010 @ 15:04:09


  3. winny
    Jun 19, 2010 @ 05:49:25

    Hai Vicky….disini aku koq nggak bisa follow blogmu ya, tp koq Vicky bisa follow blogku ? Maaf ya, jadinya jarang berkunjung.

    Btw, it’s one of my favorite blogs, awesome !!


    • Vicky Laurentina
      Jun 19, 2010 @ 07:47:13

      Bisa di-follow kok, Mbak Widya. Caranya:
      1. Buka account Mbak Widya.
      2. Di kotak besar sebelah kiri, ada icon ADD dan MANAGE. Klik icon ADD.
      3. Muncul kotak baru. Masukkan di kolom URL: Klik FOLLOW.
      4. Muncul kotak baru. Pilih (centang) Follow this blog publicly, klik CONTINUE.
      5. Maka blog pun ter-follow. 🙂


  4. Asop
    Jun 19, 2010 @ 18:01:56

    Duh, saya ga bisa bayangin kalo ada langsung di sana, Mbak, dengan suara “nyaring” vuvuzela.. DI tipi aja suaranya mengganggu sekali. Saya lebih suka dengan irama supporter masing2 negara seperti di PD sebelum2nya, dari pada bunyi konstan dan datar dari vuvuzela. 😦


    • Vicky Laurentina
      Jun 19, 2010 @ 18:52:35

      Oleh sebab itu, Bung Asop, kita nggak usah merana kalau nggak kebagian tiket ke Afrika Selatan, coz kalo ke sana bisa-bisa kita malah jadi sakit telinga. 🙂

      Saya tadinya betul-betul ngira tv saya butuh diservis.. :-p


  5. gaelby
    Jun 19, 2010 @ 20:48:26

    Now i can know the meaning of vuvuzela clearly. I have to thank about your own share about it. During the soccer world cup, I didn’t know vuvuzela exactly.

    It’s nice to be here again, I’d like argentina team v. much, u? 🙂


  6. quinie
    Jun 20, 2010 @ 09:40:38

    tetep.. ada sisi kesehatannya dalam postingan ini. postingan bu dokter gitu loh. btw, untuk kasus seperti ini imunisasi apa yang diperlukan? flu burung?


    • Vicky Laurentina
      Jun 20, 2010 @ 09:43:57

      Wah, gw sendiri nggak hafal varian flu apa yang paling pandemik di Afrika Selatan. Kayaknya segala macem imunisasi saluran nafas, Rat. Mulai dari imunisasi flu burung, imunisasi IPD, sampek imunisasi flu babi.. 😀


  7. achen
    Jun 20, 2010 @ 14:43:13

    Mirip kek sangkakala di akhirat nggak mbak… :-))


  8. dhodie
    Jun 24, 2010 @ 10:09:09

    Memasuki babak 16 besar, tentunya suara vuvuzela akan meredup karena tuan rumah tidak lolos hehe.

    Vuvuzela is cool. Awal-awalnya sih terganggu banget dengernya, tapi lama-lama ya sudahlah :-))


    • Vicky Laurentina
      Jun 24, 2010 @ 11:37:40

      Eh, bukannya perasaan Afrika Selatan lolos ya, Dod?

      Iya ya, sekarang penonton lebih toleran sama suara-suara vuvuzela itu. Apa karena susah menahan rakyat Afrika Selatan buat bawa vuvuzela ke stadion ya?


  9. richo
    Jun 24, 2010 @ 19:43:06

    vuvusela is very berisik so ayem cant listen the teriakan of the penonton heheh….. ( b inggris gaya baru )


  10. aldy
    Jun 25, 2010 @ 21:02:16

    Vuvusela, saya setuju dengan panitya piala dunia yang tetap memboyong vuvusela kedalam stadion.
    Berisik ? kalau mau nggak berisik silahkan nonton konser musik klasik, kalau sepakbola ya memang berisik.


  11. sam
    May 24, 2011 @ 15:42:33

    BONEK is solution 😀


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