November 16th, 2010 | Uncategorized

Vuvuzelas will not be allowed at The Game

In an e-mail sent earlier this evening to several members of the Yale Precision Marching Band, Tim Wheaton, associate director of athletics at Harvard, said that vuvuzelas will not be allowed at The Game this Saturday.

“It has become apparent that some individuals intend to use artificial noisemakers to both disrupt play on the field and detract from the overall fan experience for many spectators. In keeping with Department of Athletics’ commitment to conduct athletic contests in a manner that promotes good sportsmanship, artificial noisemakers will not be permitted inside the ticketed footprint of Harvard Stadium for the upcoming Harvard vs. Yale football game. We greatly appreciate your cooperation.”

This comes in response to the complaints of various YPMB members, who argued that their performance during the halftime show would not be heard by the audience, and athletes, who feared they would not be able to communicate during The Game. At least Harvard managed to do one thing right.


The e-mail was also sent to other members of the Yale and Harvard communities besides just those involved with the YPMB.

  • Veritas

    Okay, so we’ll just boo the YPMB. They already sucked musically, and now they suck socially, too.

  • mrmike527

    I don’t think anyone was really excited for the vuvuzelas in the first place. It was a big prisoners dilemma. All fans are better off with no vuvuzelas at all, but if they’re going to have them, we sure as hell better have them.

  • Labanite

    The article fails to mention that the football teams didn’t want them there either. And they’re why we’re going in the first place.

  • wlys

    @Labanite Let’s be real, most people going to the game don’t care about football.

  • Sillitar13

    Veritas, that actually makes no sense at all. That being on top of your douchebaggery.

    I’d really love to hear how helping to get vuvuzelas banned = sucking socially, or how that relates to this at all.

  • radicaltank89

    Doesn’t Harvard have enough obnoxious, noise-producing entities that make you want to cover your ears all the time? We don’t need vuvuzelas on top of that.

  • prion

    So, if we can’t enjoy our vuvuzelas, are they planning to give us some football for a change?

  • ShaveTheWhales

    mrmike527 just learned about the Prisoner’s Dilemma in econ and was just waiting for an opportunity to spice up his conversations.