|Does exactly what it says on the tin - the forum for football-related discussion.
12 posts • Page 1 of 1
I see, according to the Daily Mail, that " Bubbles (1919 version) has been included in the provisional song-list for the Opening Ceremony. It joins such luminaries as The Sex Pistols, Clash and Eartha Kitt as well as Hyden.
If it happens what a publicity coup for the Club, 90,000 singing and swaying to it ( that bit may just be wishful thinking).
We could even invite Mr. Hearn to conduct the community singing.
The fact that the words West Ham (due to the train station) is written on all travel buff sent out with the tickets will make it almost impossible for the average person attending not to think the Olympic Stadium is on our manor.
How on earth is taking advantage to possibly advance the fortunes of our football club a "stitch up", no sense, especially as they'll have no say whatsobloominever in what goes on in the Olympics.
apologies for arguing against sily negativity folks
They can all f*** off and get their own songs…
"I'm forever blowing bubbles" is so much ingrained in the clubs history (90 years and counting) that I often cringe when hearing the various versions on TV and the likes. I used to think it was cool to hear it outside a game… as a school boy! But it means so much to me now that I would prefer non West Ham fans did not sing it. IMO
BD, I obviously understand why you feel as you do, but Bubbles isn't just "our" song. I remember at school a friend who didn't know anything about football said (without any prompting from me) that "everyone knows I'm forever blowing bubbles"; I also learnt the clarinet when I was young and Bubbles was included in one of the books that my teacher used (although admittedly I had to request that I learnt it...she followed Woking & Man U). Probably whoever compiled the book is a West Ham fan, I remember it was described as "popular with swing bands...and the supporters of a certain football team." I've still got the book (and the clarinet) somewhere... I wonder if I can remember how to play it. I had to take it to a game once, my Dad really wanted me to get it out and play Bubbles at half time but I was too embarrassed! My point (if made in a rather rambling way) is that although Bubbles is "our" song and is associated by most people with West Ham, it is known outside of those who follow football.
Fantastic that it's going to be in the Opening Ceremony imo!
Correct on both counts.
Rocket. I admit it's not obvious but I was being a little bit 'tongue in cheek' when I said others can go do one. Having said that though, I stand by what I said about not wanting others to sing it. For instance, if we do end up moving into the OS and our first game is televised you just know that when we sing Bubbles you will get some prat off Sky Sports saying "… and now the West Ham fans are singing 'Bubbles'. A song sung for the first time in this stadium by those present at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics…"
*i need to get out more
Last edited by Baker's Dozen on Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.
12 posts • Page 1 of 1