Thursday, January 28, 2016

Niagara Falls: Vacant Building Annoys Neighborhood with Nightly Performances of the "Iowa Fight Song"

Residents of Niagara Falls, NY, have been entertained by repeat performances of the University of Iowa Fight Song almost every night for the past six months -- and nobody knows who is playing the song or why!:
There's a tinny sound dribbling out of a vacant building's open windows on the corner of Ferry Avenue and Third Street. It's the University of Iowa's fight song, a 60-year-old composition played at Iowa Hawkeyes' sporting events, which has played on a loop from about 4 to 11 p.m. on most nights for roughly six months. The winter weather has not deterred its play. Even through stretches of freezing temperatures, the sounds echo faintly for a city block in any direction. 
The Niagara Gazette reports that neighboring businesses have complained for months about the looping song. The Niagara Falls Department of Community Development is reportedly aware of the issue, but hasn't gotten involved. It's unclear from the article if anyone has called the police.

I've heard speculation that this might be related to Iowa Caucus. But I sincerely doubt it.

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