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Old 29.06.2012, 17:17
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Re: People driving around honking their horn after Euro Cup wins

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There were here. And people with megaphones, screaming past midnight.

I don't see why I should "lighten up". I'll lighten up when I can sleep (SOON!).

EDIT: The "lighten up" comment wasn't aimed at you, litespeed.
Exactly - it's not the celebration per se, it's the fact that they're 'celebrating' for hours, well past midnight, on a work night, with no respect for anyone else.

And there were vuvuzelas in my neighborhood, too.
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Old 29.06.2012, 17:38
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Re: People driving around honking their horn after Euro Cup wins

Some time after the Italians had packed up and taken to their nests (i.e. around 4.30am) I swear I heard a lone Alphorn blasting out from somewhere nearby - I guess a local enacting some revenge!
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Old 29.06.2012, 18:13
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Some time after the Italians had packed up and taken to their nests (i.e. around 4.30am) I swear I heard a lone Alphorn blasting out from somewhere nearby - I guess a local enacting some revenge!
Beautiful, just beautiful.
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Old 30.06.2012, 12:45
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I would love to know how many of these people are real football fans and actually go to games or watch matches themselves? Football attendances at matches here are not especially high.
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In case of the Italians in Switzerland, you can make a rough guess and say that at least 88% ARE real football fans, and watch matches on TV or personally.

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Exactly - it's not the celebration per se, it's the fact that they're 'celebrating' for hours, well past midnight, on a work night, with no respect for anyone else. And there were vuvuzelas in my neighborhood, too.
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The Vuvuzelas are not exactly an Italian thing, but have been adapted by Kosovari kids who tend to have pro-Italian sympathies. And here in Zürich-Nord they showed respect for others, and respect for the point that also they had a day in front of them and stopped long before 2AM .


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Some time after the Italians had packed up and taken to their nests (i.e. around 4.30am) I swear I heard a lone Alphorn blasting out from somewhere nearby - I guess a local enacting some revenge!
The Alphorn chap celebrated another victory over "Greater Germany" even if achieved by the southern neighbours
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Old 30.06.2012, 12:52
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Re: People driving around honking their horn after Euro Cup wins

And this thread will be busy from tomorrow after the last game
And very busy if the italians will win
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Old 30.06.2012, 13:21
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Re: People driving around honking their horn after Euro Cup wins

I am well prepared to be majorly pissed off on Sunday night and absolutely exhausted all day Monday.
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Re: People driving around honking their horn after Euro Cup wins

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I would love to know how many of these people are real football fans and actually go to games or watch matches themselves?

Football attendances at matches here are not especially high.
What exactly does attendances in CH gave to do with supporting your national team?
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Old 30.06.2012, 20:05
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Re: People driving around honking their horn after Euro Cup wins

I think it has something to do with being a real, as opposed to selective, football fan.

I know plenty of people who jump on the football bandwagon here in CH and elsewhere who have never been to a game but come out with a load of tosh when a tournament comes round.

It isn't the nicest side of me, but being honest it does grate a bit. Personally I have been to a few games in CH because I like watching football, not because I see it as something to vicariously hitch an emotional lift on every 2/4 years.

yes, I realise this makes me sound a bad person
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I am well prepared to be majorly pissed off on Sunday night and absolutely exhausted all day Monday.
On the plus side, it's only one more night...

Come on girl, you can do it
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Re: People driving around honking their horn after Euro Cup wins

I agree with all the things that have been said in this message
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Old 01.07.2012, 13:35
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I think it has something to do with being a real, as opposed to selective, football fan.

I know plenty of people who jump on the football bandwagon here in CH and elsewhere who have never been to a game but come out with a load of tosh when a tournament comes round.

It isn't the nicest side of me, but being honest it does grate a bit. Personally I have been to a few games in CH because I like watching football, not because I see it as something to vicariously hitch an emotional lift on every 2/4 years.

yes, I realise this makes me sound a bad person
I can also get opinionated about 'real' football fans, but I'm not sure it's relevant here. My football team is in London, and I have seen them play in the flesh over 500 times. But for me there is no relationship between me being a 'real football fan' and watching live football in CH. I wouldn't mind seeing a game here, but I don't feel drawn to live football that doesn't involve my team.

And anyway, when it comes to internationals, I think we can lighten up. Even people who don't normally follow the beautiful game get drawn into the patriotic fervour. Why not?

But I still think driving around honking your car horn at any time of day or night is just a little bit pathetic. Why not just get drunk and fall asleep in the armchair like Brits traditionally do?

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Old 01.07.2012, 15:01
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Re: People driving around honking their horn after Euro Cup wins

Am I the only one remembering Swiss people around when they won the first match against Spain during the WC2010 ???


I'm really surprised to read all these comments... All living in the city center and all complaining about somebody else joy.
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Am I the only one remembering Swiss people around when they won the first match against Spain during the WC2010 ???


I'm really surprised to read all these comments... All living in the city center and all complaining about somebody else joy.
It's not their joy that we're complaining about, it's their expressing it with absolute disregard for everyone else's right to a peaceful night's sleep.
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It's not their joy that we're complaining about, it's their expressing it with absolute disregard for everyone else's right to a peaceful night's sleep.

thanks to clarify the point... I'll clarify mine:
we're not speaking about a daily event, not about dog barking from 00:00 till 07:00...

they're just happy people which usually go to work the day after and they have some fun usually till 00:30-01:30 at max!

I was in the city center of Zurich when Germany won WC2010, in Darmstadt when Spain won WC2010, in Basel when Italy won last time EU2012... in all the cases, noise up to 01:00, people singing and then all at home.

Telling you honestly, I also don't like the small boys playing football during the early afternoon of the weekends close to my house. But they're just small kids, happy and playing around for one or two hours. Even if I'd like to rest a bit or play my guitar or just listen to the music.
Then I smile and I think, it's just few hours during the whole week.
Of course if they would do it every day, in the late night than I would complain to their parents. But it's not this case. So I smile
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Old 01.07.2012, 19:22
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they're just happy people which usually go to work the day after and they have some fun usually till 00:30-01:30 at max!
I've never come down on a moderate celebration - but for 3+ hours after the end of the game? Every game night I got honking morons until after 2am - and as I was unfortunately living directly over the road, it was extremely loud. Add that to a 6am wake-up time and you have the start of a very unhappy day.

Why is it football gets this douchebaggery exemption? Today is Canada Day - if I were to gather up a crew of riotous Canucks and parade through the streets at 1:30 honking horns, playing bagpipes (I am a Scotian, after all) and shouting 'Happy Birthday Canada, eh?', would it get the same exemption?

I don't think so.

There was an earlier thread with multiple people telling an American who wanted July 4th fireworks that it wasn't permitted and that they had to wait until Aug. 1 - well, there were fireworks after the Italy - Germany game...

(I admit that horn honking etc. is less dickish than the traditional post-Cup riot in Montreal, but that's not tolerated and handwaved away)
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Old 01.07.2012, 19:29
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Re: People driving around honking their horn after Euro Cup wins

Thanks Occasional, I got it.

I see same other celebration longer in NYC... and many other places.


Some I like, some others not... but the difference - if it's not violent - it's about tolerance


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I've never come down on a moderate celebration - but for 3+ hours after the end of the game? Every game night I got honking morons until after 2am - and as I was unfortunately living directly over the road, it was extremely loud. Add that to a 6am wake-up time and you have the start of a very unhappy day.

Why is it football gets this douchebaggery exemption? Today is Canada Day - if I were to gather up a crew of riotous Canucks and parade through the streets at 1:30 honking horns, playing bagpipes (I am a Scotian, after all) and shouting 'Happy Birthday Canada, eh?', would it get the same exemption?

I don't think so.

There was an earlier thread with multiple people telling an American who wanted July 4th fireworks that it wasn't permitted and that they had to wait until Aug. 1 - well, there were fireworks after the Italy - Germany game...

(I admit that horn honking etc. is less dickish than the traditional post-Cup riot in Montreal, but that's not tolerated and handwaved away)
this is part and parcel of living near a main road. same as with church bells, if you don't want to hear it, pick your apartments more carefully!
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this is part and parcel of living near a road. same as with church bells, if you don't want to hear it, pick your apartments more carefully!
I did - moved yesterday

However, I disagree that it's like church bells, tram tracks or the highway - this is a deliberate, unnecessary act, not noise purely related to the environment.
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I did - moved yesterday

However, I disagree that it's like church bells, tram tracks or the highway - this is a deliberate, unnecessary act, not noise purely related to the environment.
Just think of it its Canada day
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I did - moved yesterday

However, I disagree that it's like church bells, tram tracks or the highway - this is a deliberate, unnecessary act, not noise purely related to the environment.
all your examples are also deliberate - and i'd argue that church bells are also unnecessary.

i had a similar thing - once i was hung over and was awoken by a yodelling festival (who knew?!) - just have to roll with the punches...
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