So, if you're in Lincoln, you probably picked up a copy of this morning's Lincoln Journal-Star this morning, whether you get it delivered or at U-Stop with the Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino.
You flip it to Sports to get the takes on the Nebraska Cornhuskers, as well as the front page and the funnies. Then you get to the Local spot, and you flip through the Letters to the Editor. And this one... THIS ONE.
Now, to be completely empathetic to Mr. Ackerman, when you replace 20 year old speakers with something bigger and better, it will be louder. And, if you're sitting in North Stadium and right under those bad boys, yes it's going to be louder.
The internet, however, had a different opinion...
Blue Hairs complaining about the volume of the music at Memorial Stadium is absolutely asinine. #Huskers— Not Shawn Eichorst (@NotADEichorst) September 10, 2014
It's settled. Ameer gets more touches and gets to pick the music too. Outkast it is. #Huskers— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) September 10, 2014
Memorial Stadium should sound like a prison riot + a 747 + a Jimi Hendrix solo + Neil Peart on LSD + BOOM MOTHERFUCKER!!! #Huskers— Jeff M Huskerfan (@TheRedOne80) September 10, 2014
We do realize that new things at Memorial Stadium is hard to take sometimes. I mean, folks are calling Lincoln Police over the new fireworks and such. However, change isn't necessarily a bad thing when it helps your program out.
As far as music goes, well, that is something where you can't please everyone. For those wanting the dulcet tones of the Glenn Miller Band, you want a group wanting Korn and Limp Bizkit, while others want Dre and Beyonce. And, lord knows, there's a Justin Bieber fan in there wanting a bone thrown his way.
Now, if you're in the stadium and you're having issues with talking to someone next to you, here are some helpful tips for you to enjoy your experience:
- Use that brand new WiFi system to text your friend next to you that the guy behind you won't stop talking about when he saw Nebraska beat Oklahoma in 94.
- Bring a white board and marker! You can write a lot of things, plus give directions and such to folks around you.
- Remember all those cups you take out? Take a couple (preferably with all soda out of it) and put them around your ears. It may not be quieter, but you'll know what a full stadium would sound like under the ocean!
- Sign language is always helpful.
- If it's unbearable, ask your handy dandy ticket agent if you can switch seats in the stadium to a place where it's quieter.