ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Buy A Vuvuzela If You Want

Updated on February 10, 2018

What is a vuvuzela?


Buy a cheap Vuvuzela Stadium Horn on Amazon HERE

If you have only watched a minute of The 2010 FIFA World Cup you will have noticed the constant droning sound made by the Vuvuzela. A vuvuzela is a long horn that was originally made from tin but is now made from plastic. A vuvuzela horn is typically less than 1 meter in length. It is played by compressing your lips together like you were playing a trumpet and forcing air out of your pursed lips. The resulting noise is very loud. Cases have been recorded at football stadiums in Africa of noise levels reaching over 127 decibels. If you stand too close to a vuvuzela with such a high decibel output you can permanently damage your ears. There is a further risk of spreading cold and flu viruses through the air expelled air from a vuvuzela.

The vuvuzela is similar to the South American corneta that has long been a favourite with football fans in that continent. Plastic horns were used in Mexican football stadiums as early as the 1970s. It was in Africa in the late 1990s that the present re-incarnation of the football horn known as the vuvuzela was popularized. It is also known in Africa as the lepatata or stadium horn. It is used by fans to show their support for their team. It is believed that the fans that make the loudest noise will brow-beat the opposing fans and aid their team to victory.

Blowing your trumpet

Fan blowing a vuvuzela
Fan blowing a vuvuzela

The People's Game

There was some debate prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup whether to allow vuvuzelas into the stadiums. As you no doubt know those in support of the horn carried the day. The argument went that the vuvuzela is now an intricate part of footballing culture in Africa. It is easy to buy a cheap vuvuzela and fans should not be denied their culture. There is a lot to be said for the cultural argument. Football is the people’s game. This has constantly been at odds with the elitism generated by the phenomenal wealth involved in the sport. No matter how the rich view the game they cannot change the passionate support it commands with the poor and deprived in the barrios, shanty towns, slums and favelas around the world. Violence, jingoism, racism and loud noise are woven into the game it seems. Asking the poor to behave because it upsets their social superiors is somewhat hypocritical when it is the hard earned dollars of the poor that pay the wages of super stars like Lionel Messi. Football represents identity. It represents a way out of poverty. It brings pride to those with little to boast about in terms of social achievement.

So if the people want to make themselves deaf by blowing vuvuzelas then who has the right to stop them? If Christiano Ronaldo doesn’t like it I suggest he becomes a gardener like his father.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)