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The Bones Shaking In Your Ears

 
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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:11 pm    Post subject: The Bones Shaking In Your Ears Reply with quote

On the Richard Allinson show today on BFBS Radio Richard was talking about the occasions in the past when he has hosted concerts and introduced bands to the stage. He mentioned he nearly lost control of his senses because of the incredible noise created by the audience-in short girls screaming along with the music played-he mentioned concerts given by Curiousity Killed the Cat and Take That. He went on to say the noise was measured at 112 decibles and it made the "bones in his ears shake".

This got me thinking-anyone been to a concert where the noise was just too much to stand. I remember going to a Queen concert at Earls Court many years ago where I thought "I am not sure if I am going to make it to the end because it was just too loud".

Anyone else been through a similar experience they are willing to share.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Off topic a bit <sorry> but I always know when my mobi is going to ring because my right ear vibrates Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark,

I've certainly been to pub gigs that were too loud and we've moved into the lounge. Heavy metal groups are quite common in the midlands here and tend to blast the pubs with their sound.

Have to say that 112 decibels will do damage, and particularly for a period of more than 15 mins. That level is akin to the sound of a chainsaw and workmen will wear defenders. It's also about the same noise as 20 pigs make at feeding time Laughing


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pardon, I eard that! Yes have been to gigs where we have had to either leave or move to another room, one such was Joe Cocker in 68 at our local hop, The Vic, in Chesterfield. Trouble is my hearing is just about shot it from aero engine noise, particularly Harriers, when they came in to land on the hover pad, on Sennelager range in the 70's. Rolling Eyes The aircrew told me it was the sound of freedom Exclamation
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw Led Zeppelin at Earls Court in 1975. First Aid post ran out of cotton wool, people bleeding from ears etc. Serious noise, especially considering the vast size of the auditorium.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barkingbiker wrote:
Trouble is my hearing is just about shot it from aero engine noise, particularly Harriers, when they came in to land on the hover pad, on Sennelager range in the 70's. Rolling Eyes The aircrew told me it was the sound of freedom Exclamation
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My hearings not shot quite just yet, but any more sustained engine noise (such as when photographing B-52s lining up for take-off, i.e. during the Kosovan campaign) won't do me any good. Exclamation
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forget gigs, what about 'do's'. Why is it that when I attend a wedding, birthday party or any other function that requires a disco, I end up leaving the thing with my eardrums bursting, and a severe case of laryngitis due to the level of the volume?
There you are, sitting with a bunch of mates, trying to have a bitch and a natter and the music just gets louder and Louder, so that you end up shouting yourself hoarse or using sign language to make yourself understood. Either that, or you just sit there completely mute making "I can't hear you" signs.
Is it really necessary to have them so VERY LOUD ? What is it with these 'DJ's'? Sure, they tone it down while you are eating your chicken leg and sausage roll, but after they've cut the cake, passed the baby round, patted granny and granpa on the back for surviving 60 years of wedded bliss, away they go again, and by the time the party has finished and you've danced the last dance with the a guy you've met that night, you are too bloody deaf to hear the sweet nothings he is hopefully whispering in your ear.
So all you deaf DJ's out there, give us a break please
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in the good old days of R2 when Richard Allinson was on Saturday afternoons for three hours, every so often his show was an outside broadcast (A Yorkshire shopping centre, a museum in Belfast [Ulster folk & transport?] R2's week in Newcastle, you can still read about this on http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/events/newcastle/index.shtml) However the one that is the point of this message took place at a seaside resort (I don't remember which now) where there also happened to be a sea front air display. I remember everything went according to plan until, enter from stage left, the F16 Fighting Falcon. "Seriously noisy" is how I can remember Richard describing it. Indeed, it only has one engine, but what a racket it makes with afterburner on! Richard had to give up talking and play some music which the listener could hear (not sure if Richard could) with the F16 in the background. Every time I've seen one of these display at an airshow since, I've always thought of Richard's day at the seaside! Good job it wasn't an F18 Hornet, imagine the noise of a twin jet fighter with afterburners!! Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
However the one that is the point of this message took place at a seaside resort (I don't remember which now) where there also happened to be a sea front air display. I remember everything went according to plan until, enter from stage left, the F16 Fighting Falcon. "Seriously noisy" is how I can remember Richard describing it. Indeed, it only has one engine, but what a racket it makes with afterburner on! Richard had to give up talking and play some music which the listener could hear (not sure if Richard could) with the F16 in the background. Every time I've seen one of these display at an airshow since, I've always thought of Richard's day at the seaside! Good job it wasn't an F18 Hornet, imagine the noise of a twin jet fighter with afterburners!! Shocked.


F-16s? Pah, they're just lawn darts.... Smile MiG-29s and Su-27s make some clatter, as do F/A-18s. But....

Loudest one I've ever heard was the US Navy F-14A Tomcat (think of "Top Gun") that displayed at RIAT Boscombe Down in June 1990. During one ear-shatteringly deafening turn, it managed to set off virtually *every* car alarm in *every* car park on the airfield. There were people scurrying about all over the place afterwards trying to reset their alarms, and quite a few dead batteries when it was time to leave the show.... It's about the only time I ever wished I was wearing ear defenders.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherskiy wrote:
Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
However the one that is the point of this message took place at a seaside resort (I don't remember which now) where there also happened to be a sea front air display. I remember everything went according to plan until, enter from stage left, the F16 Fighting Falcon. "Seriously noisy" is how I can remember Richard describing it. Indeed, it only has one engine, but what a racket it makes with afterburner on! Richard had to give up talking and play some music which the listener could hear (not sure if Richard could) with the F16 in the background. Every time I've seen one of these display at an airshow since, I've always thought of Richard's day at the seaside! Good job it wasn't an F18 Hornet, imagine the noise of a twin jet fighter with afterburners!! Shocked.


F-16s? Pah, they're just lawn darts.... Smile MiG-29s and Su-27s make some clatter, as do F/A-18s. But....

Loudest one I've ever heard was the US Navy F-14A Tomcat (think of "Top Gun") that displayed at RIAT Boscombe Down in June 1990. During one ear-shatteringly deafening turn, it managed to set off virtually *every* car alarm in *every* car park on the airfield. There were people scurrying about all over the place afterwards trying to reset their alarms, and quite a few dead batteries when it was time to leave the show.... It's about the only time I ever wished I was wearing ear defenders.

The funny things, I was at that Boscombe Down show too! I just love it when the jets set off car alarms Laughing A couple of the best at Farnborough were the Tupolev 'Blackjack' & SR71 Blackbird Shocked
Just what would Richard have made of those!!
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