Interesting Giveaway in Chicago.
I personally thought the vuvuzela was going to become a giveaway standard in the US after that 2010 World Cup run where it was all you heard every game. But for various reasons, likely the different in sports it never took hold in the US.
Occasionally teams will offer this, and here the the Chicago Steel have made the easy connection for the giveaway to their upcoming World Cup Night.
So expect some low monotone noise coming from Geneva this weekend.
The vuvuzela /vuːvuːˈzɛlə/ is a horn, with an inexpensive injection-molded plastic shell about 65 centimeters (2 ft) long, which produces a loud monotone note, typically around B♭ 3 (the first B♭ below middle C). Some models are made in two parts to facilitate storage, and this design also allows pitch variation. Many types of vuvuzela, made by several manufacturers, may produce various intensity and frequency outputs. The intensity of these outputs depends on the blowing technique and pressure exerted.
The vuvuzela is commonly used at football matches in South Africa, and it has become a symbol of South African football as the stadiums are filled with its sound. The intensity of the sound caught the attention of the global football community during the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in anticipation of South Africa hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The vuvuzela has been the subject of controversy when used by spectators at football matches. Its high volume can lead to permanent hearing loss for unprotected ears after close-range exposure, with a sound level of 120 dB(A) (the threshold of pain) at one meter (3.3 ft) from the device opening.
Come kick it with us at World Cup Night on November 19th at 7:05pm! Vuvuzela giveaway to the first 500 fans in the attendance. pic.twitter.com/fTDMDEq8x1
— Chicago Steel (@ChicagoSteel) November 9, 2022