Intimidating intro songs
He thinks that TU/e reacted very swiftly by emphasizing that the chants are not in keeping with its policy ‘that everybody should feel welcome at our university’.Furthermore, the artists scheduled to perform later that week would be briefed about the undesirability of such numbers with subsequent chants.Jan Mengelers, chairman of the Executive Board, does mention that “in this day and age the sensitivity about certain issues has increased” and that this may make it more difficult to react spontaneously, for fear of doing or saying something wrong.“In some cases it does constrain the room for natural movement in the public area.”Yet, as he adds: “If this number invites an audience to start chants like this, we must from now on make agreements in advance that it should not be played”. It’s hard to say what was going on in his mind during his boxing heyday, especially when Tyson walked out to a nightmarish experimental music composition in his 1988 match against undefeated heavyweight champion Mike Spinks.Watch the clip below with the music starting about one minute in.Neither of us thought that Trump had any claim to the music but I wanted to be somewhat sure that it wouldn’t come back to bite Trump’s former advertising people.
It happened again on Friday afternoon with Kris Kross Amsterdam.
“But I do find this an issue.”By ‘this’ he means the collective chants started by students during the Intro when hearing the number ‘Seven Nation Army’, of which the famous guitar riff is eagerly used in various gatherings (including football stadiums) to chant ‘All Germans are gay’ or variations on it.