It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. Anyone who follows football or has been to The Clink for a Hawks game knows that hands down it is the loudest stadium in the country and most likely, the world. The Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks fans have gone back and forth with the holding the actual record as far as loudest fans are concerned. Kansas fans were the last to break the Seattle Seahawks fans' record of having the loudest outdoor stadium by creating 142.2 decibels worth of noise at their Arrowhead Stadium at the end of this past September, which was just a hair louder than Seattle. With the help of a representative from the Guinness Book of World Records, the Kansas fans were recorded and reportedly thought to be louder than a jet airplane flying 100 feet overhead. Last December, the Seahawks upped Kansas City’s then-record of 137.5 decibels from October 2013 by one-tenth of a decibel, for a record of 137.6 decibels, bringing us to where things stand right now with Kansas at 142.2 decibels. I'm guessing that the Guinness people are getting tired of going back and forth, but either way, both groups of fans are very loud and only one of those two teams are in the playoffs this year.... and most years... just sayin'.Since Seattle knows a thing or two about earthquakes, it just so happens that CenturyLink Field is equipped with two separate built-in seismometers courtesy of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. Back in 2011, when a 67-yard touchdown run by Marshawn Lynch caused Seahawks fans to get so loud during playoff game, a minor earthquake registered at a nearby seismic center. This is how CenturyLink became commonly notorious for being the loudest stadium in the NFL, but CenturyLink Field’s capacity is only 67,000, whereas Kansas was able to exceed an attendance of 76,000 people when they hit 142.2 decibels. Plus they don't have much playoff football there (that would be my second KC dig). Recently, Lynch had another insane run that many compared to the "Beast Quake". It was was topped off with a $11,000 fine for Lynch due to his crotch grab in mid air as he crossed the end zone. If you missed it, you can watch it here.
This Saturday, the Panthers come to town and always play the Hawks tight. They also are used to playing in front of hostile crowds in their home stadium (there is my first Panthers dig). It should be a great game and hopefully the first of three games they need to win to be world champions again. And now here are a few songs to help you all bring the noise! Quiet Riot - Cum on Feel the Noize (Live at the US Festival) Often heard at sporting events and spelled wrong, here is footage of Quiet Riot during a 1983 festival performance of their rock anthem, “Cum On Feel the Noize”:
Tears for Fears - Shout
This one from Tears for Fears has never really been given love at sporting events, but it really should. And it’s a great battle cry for those who need to get loud. Here’s “Shout” from their 1985 album, Songs From The Big Chair:
Soundgarden - Loud Love You can't do Seahawks loud without Seattle representing! Here one from Seattle’s very own Soundgarden from their 1989’s Louder Than Love release, this is “Loud Love”:
Honorable Mentions: Kiss - I Love It Loud From their 1982 release Creatures, here is the official video for “I Love It Loud” by Kiss, which was the last video they released before the band unmasked from their make up in 1983:
It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. Anyone who follows football or has been to The Clink for a Hawks game knows that hands down it is the loudest stadium in…