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Painful, noisy day for true cricket fansv
The first day of the current cricket Test match at the QP Oval was painful and not only because the West Indies were outplayed in all departments of the game. You see, the noise level between the Trini Posse and the Carib Beer Stands was unbearable for all except a minority of mindless louts.
I love a party like anyone else but to have a constant, toxic, deafening mixture of dancehall, tassa, full rhythm section and, worst of them all, the vuvuzela all day long is a nightmare no real cricket lover should have to put up with.
To even have a conversation with the person sitting next to you in the pavilion required a full shout. It was horrific. At one time during the day I left the ground briefly and even at the top of Elizabeth Street, near to Wildflower Park, I could still hear the so-called music, which really sounded to me like a pregnant goat bleating into an amplified biscuit tin.
However, I have a solution to the problem aided by today’s technology. Those who want constant noise at cricket in the Trini Posse Stand and wherever else can purchase headphones when they enter the ground which will feed then the ear-splitting sounds of the DJ, tassa drumming, rhythm section etc all day long.
The rest of us (85 per cent) will get down to watching and analys-ing a serious day’s play of Test cricket.
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