I’m sure the Sabres never meant to torture their fans. But apparently, they did.
The Sabres just introduced a new program that lets fans choose some of the songs to be played at the HSBC arena on game night. The idea is simple enough: fans can just type what song they want into Twitter, followed by #SABRETUNES.
It’s fun to have a hand in what gets blared out of the speakers at the arena, but whoever is in charge of the jukebox didn’t count on fans slipping in snarky suggestions. The Sabres need to remember that Twitter doesn’t have a sarcasm filter.
So, sports fans, that is exactly how the notoriously mocked Rebbeca Black song “Friday” descended upon the unfortunate ears of fans in attendance of the Sabres/Canes game last night. Click “play,” if you dare:
Sure gets you pumped, doesn’t it? At least for the play to restart so the song is mercifully killed. To put just how horrific this track is into perspective, at least one Yahoo! blogger considers it as potentially the worst song ever written. EVER. Still, it is not as if fans weren’t warned. From the Sabres’ web site yesterday:
From the comments section under that
music warning chart:
Kudos to @SabreKallision, though, who proved once again that the internet can be used as a weapon that, if utilized cleverly enough, can deliver a wicked pun to 18,595 people all at once.
Well played, @SabreKallision. Well played.
UPDATE: “Perpetrator” Danielleia wrote today in her blog, Sabre Kallisions, about the tweet, the backlash, and what it all boils down to as a fan caught up in a Twitter storm.