The Not The Footy Show team attended the Ice Hockey yesterday at Cockburn Ice Arena and watched the Perth Thunder win their first game against an AIHL side, and none- less than the current reigning champions the VIP Adelaide Adrenaline. Well done Perth Thunder and coach Stan Scott.
While we were there someone raised the point about the music cutting in during the breaks in play and how quickly it came in and how modern and up tempo it was. This then reminded us as to how good they are at the Wheelchair basketball when the Perth Wheelcats play, and also when the West Coast Fever play, yet so horrendous at Emirates Western Force and Perth Glory games.
This raised the issue why so? Is it that at these two bigger sports it is simply a technician driving the music, and therefore they do not understand the breaks in play? Is it that at the three events we have mentioned as being outstanding that those working there have a passion for the sport?
We do not know the answer but we do know that when done well it really adds to the atmosphere, yet when done badly sounds simply terrible. Well done Ice Hockey WA and Wheelchair Sports WA, you make it a really enjoyable experience.