These high paying, obnoxious fans are the people the kings are trying to reach with all the corny gimmicks. The stupid loud bailey antics, the Harlem shake garbage, the f'n t-shirt toss. It's a shame but thems the facts.
Real fans are an afterthought in game presentation.
The words "fuddy duddy" make a first time appearance on LGK. Awesome.
Be grateful it's only a drum. A large cowbell like the one the Dark Knight uses at the Reign games can be ear splitting. Not a lot of fun when you're in close proximity.
Beat the Hawks!
What Bailey does during games doesn't bother me and is occasionally amusing. But if he was pounding the drum 5 feet away the OP does have a point.
And for the Yankees, beards and long hair are verboten. But apparently steroids are OK.
If you're in the crowd that thinks Bailey's current routine is just fine, here's the right way to say it:
But it's a waste of time to argue that anyone who wants him to STFU during play is the one with a problem.
Nobody should be up in the aisles or making more noise than 20 fans could collectively make ... while play is going on.
That's hockey étiquette, not "old people" being grumpy.
And it's not prejudice against mascotkind either. They could put 3 sexy cheerleaders in front of the glass and it would still be wrong.
Maybe the average Kings fan is too quiet. I don't think so. But if they are, you can't fix it with Bailey's drum anymore than you can by flashing
"make some noise" on the board during a ****ing television timeout. We accept that **** after the whistle for the sake of the pursuit of the
casual fan. Because everyone gets that, and it's still not the point.
Bottom line - casual fans/serious fans/Bailey can all shut the **** up and sit down during play, or they're gonna hear about it.
As a Sound Designer who would like to prevent hearing loss as long as possible, whenever he sneaks up on all of us in 115, I quickly put a finger in the ear that is directly facing his drum.
It is just as loud as a snare drum being recorded in studio, which is, damn loud.