Sport: Mass Participation
Feel the Excitement Seat!   (+8, -2)  [vote for, against]
Hey!! Hey! I'm trying to take a nap here!!!

This is a similar idea to those video game controllers that vibrate during key moments in a game, except this is a seat at a real game that vibrates and maybe makes some sounds or plays music or whatever. In baseball a homerun could trigger it; basketball, a dunk; football americano, a touchdown; football for the rest of the world, a goal...etc. It could come with the option of muting the vibrations/noises if you do wanna catch some zzz's. I'm sure the taxpayers would'nt mind a bit throwing in a little extra money for this option the next time their city has to finance a new stadium.
-- goober, Jun 01 2005

Tactile Transducers http://www.practica...m/bass-shakers.html
Aura, Buttkickers and other bass tactile transducers are ever more finding their way into home theatre seating and furniture. [bristolz, Jun 01 2005]

Anything that's going to (a) put an increase on the cost of a season ticket and (b) ravage my winter hemorrhoids can get to Falkirk.
-- calum, Jun 01 2005

The actuator would only have to work across the edge of the seat, 'cos that's where the occupant should be.
-- coprocephalous, Jun 01 2005

Also, an inconspicuous low-grade heating element might cause a bit of dehydration, resulting in improved sales of beverages.
-- Soterios, Jun 01 2005

Genius thinking there Soterios.
-- goober, Jun 01 2005

Good one for the adult video market. Am surprised you did not mention it.
-- zeno, Jun 01 2005

//an inconspicuous low-grade heating element// ...also useful when playing a computer game and the hero wets himself.
-- moomintroll, Jun 02 2005

During exciting moments at stadiums, people usually stand, unless it's baseball, in which case there aren't any truly exciting moments. Great for the house though. [+]

Kidding 'bout the baseball thing. I love that game.
-- daseva, Jun 02 2005

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