Published on October 14th, 2013 | by Alan Cross


Kansas City Chiefs’ Crowd Louder Than KISS at Full Volume

After winning just two games last season, the Kansas City Chiefs are off to a 6-0 start this year, so it’s understandable that fans are rather raucous (read: LOUD) at home games.  

During yesterday’s 24-7 win over Oakland, the noise level at Arrowhead Stadium reached 137.5 dB, breaking last month’s Seattle Seahawks record of 136.6 dB.

To put it another way, this is almost as loud as a jet engine at 100 feet (140 dB) and 10 dB over what is the threshold of physical pain for most people.

It’s also louder than KISS when they played the Ottaway Bluesfest in 2009 (136 dB) but not quite as loud as Leftfield (136 dB in 1996) or Manowar (139 dB in 2008).  But there’s still time.  The season isn’t even half over.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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