NFL Munich crowd events to American classics with ‘Nation Roads’, ‘Candy Caroline’ a capella (Video)
In Munich, Germany, the celebration didn’t cease at Allianz Area, even when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks recreation was all wrapped up.
Individuals generally have issue greedy the pervasiveness of American popular culture on a worldwide scale, solely as a result of the cultural change is normally one-way. English has change into the world’s lingua franca via a number of geopolitical processes, together with centuries of British imperialism and American imperialism, in addition to a long time of cultural imperialism emanating from these two nations. “Beatlemania” was celebrated world wide, whereas the worldwide hype for Ok-pop artists like BTS and the affect of reggaeton on American pop music is a more moderen pattern.
On the German aspect, probably the most distinguished instance of pop music change could also be 1983’s “99 Luftaballons” by Nena, a music which stays acquainted to hundreds of thousands of Individuals. However the NFL Munich game proved that loads of American rock classics traversed the Atlantic and made an impression on German sports activities followers.
After the Buccaneers defeated the Seahawks 21-16, over 69,811 German and American NFL followers remained within the stands and sang alongside to American radio classics, together with 1971’s “Take Me Residence, Nation Roads” by John Denver, 1969’s “Candy Caroline” by Neil Diamond, and 1981’s “Don’t Cease Believin’” by Journey.
And all of a sudden your complete stadium begins singing John Denver’s ‘Take Me Residence Nation Street’.
Cellular phone lights all lit up.
Need to say, didn’t see that coming… pic.twitter.com/5VIPMA2ZDe
— jwhittenbergK5 (@jwhittenbergK5) November 13, 2022
Nobody has left the stadium though the sport is over and now they’re singing ‘Do not Cease Believin!’ Okay I like Germany now. https://t.co/GlVrNVTsFf
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) November 13, 2022
NFL Munich crowd celebrates cross-cultural change throughout Seahawks-Buccaneers with ‘Nation Roads’
After the sport, each Seahawks and Buccaneers gamers and coaches remarked on how the gang’s vitality and unison was infectious.
An NFL podcaster supplied some context on the gang: it was a good looking melange of Bavarian customized and American music.
Lived in Germany for 3 years. This crowd is soooo Munich and Germany, interval. The entire nation loves sports activities, and Munich is the most important celebration metropolis. That complete Bavaria space, tbh. They will not go away for awhile.
— Amp Wigg (@ShopTalkingWigg) November 13, 2022
There’s even just a little Germany-England NFL rivalry brewing now, with the Munich crowd besting Londoners with their enthusiasm.
Munich NFL crowd>>> London NFL Crowd🤷🤷🇩🇪🇩🇪
— Will Parkinson (@Willpa11) November 13, 2022
A love of American soccer and music proves that Germany is an ideal local weather for expanded NFL video games… and will maybe usher in a brand new period of American exceptionalism.
the nfl is enjoying their first recreation in germany ever proper now between tampa bay and seattle and for some cause all of the germans are singing “take me house nation roads” on the high of their lungs. worldwide soccer will usher within the second nice american century
— america’s lounge singer (@KrangTNelson) November 13, 2022
However for now, the NFL Munich crowd reveals American NFL followers that cultures world wide can enhance tailgating and crowd tradition for the higher.