I suppose that melodrama, raised past the baroque all the way to the rococo, is art of a kind. It's just that it's a kind I've never liked. Harry Caray
I often enjoy singing anthems, but I also often feel uncomfortable listening to them.
And it bothers me that so much contemporary music sounds like anthems.
made singing "Take me out to the ball game"
after 7 1/2 innings, something of an institution in Chicago. He sang it at both Cubbies and White Sox games. It became an expected part of the specticle.
Now, I see last night during the World Series, they had some military lady sing: "God Bless America."
I am not much of a fan of singing even the national anthem at sporting events .... the people are not all that interested, wating for the event, and in the case of professional teams, the idea of using my country to sell a commercial product leaves me .... uncomfortable, if not cold. If an amature teams wants to do it ... then go ahead ... but in the pros, fer-get-it!
Drop the chauvinism during these games .... okay, for the Olympics, there someone is representing the country, but it is both irksome and unnecessary for hockey/baseball whatever games.