Many of you will read this and think I’m pretentious or merely care too much about unimportant things. While another portion of you will feel my pain. Consider this a Public Service Announcement and a pet peeve rolled into one. You’re doing the “Let’s Go Flyers” chant wrong.
In the proper chant the “Fly” is the only part that is emphasized. It is “Let’s-go-FLY-ers”. For you musically inclined people, the 1st, 2nd, and 4th notes are the same. So if “1″ were one particular note, “2″ were a different (lower) note. It would be Let’s(1) – Go(1) – FLY(2) – ers(1). I find it a bit amusing that the organ plays the melody and yet it’s still gotten wrong.
What everyone actually does is the 1st and 3rd notes are the same, and the second and fourth notes are the same. LET’S(1) – Go(2) – FLY(1) – ers(2). This is not correct.
Maybe I’m just nostalgic, which is probably a bit strange being that I’m 26 and I’d bet that fans have been doing the chant wrong during my more hockey cognizant years more than they have been doing it right, but I so desperately want to hear the chant done in all its Spectrum glory.
It was a chant that was unique, and belonged to the Flyers; and yet over the years it has morphed into the generic “Let’s go <team>” chant that the New York Rangers employ (not that there is anything wrong with that). But I don’t want to be generic. I don’t want to do the same chant that every other team does. I want our chant! Tell me this doesn’t sound incredible!