Petition Calls for Ban of “Woo-Wooing” at House Music Gigs

Author : Chelsi Sherrell
April 14, 2022

Petition Calls for Ban of “Woo-Wooing” at House Music Gigs

A new petition has emerged asking for the ban of “woo-wooing” at house music shows, EDM.com reports.

The petition, titled ‘Stop ‘Woo-Woo’-ing When DJs Play House Music’, was created by John Jones who somewhat jokingly posed the idea.

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So far, the petition has only collected over a dozen signatures but aims to reach 100 before supposedly working its way to the government for debate.

“We get it, you finally like house music even though it’s been around for decades,” writes the petition’s author, John Jones. He also adds, “there is nothing more annoying than when people shriek “woo-woo” to the beat when DJs play house music. Some would even say it’s worse than fan-clacking. Just dance and enjoy the music… there’s no need to squawk like a pelican every 5 seconds.”

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The petition then asks for the ban of such behavior, particularly in the US where the genre is becoming popularized again at festivals and gigs.

“House music is becoming more and more popular in the states every day, so this problem is only going to get worse. Stop with the woo-woo’s.”

While the “woo-woo” or “ooh-ooh” chant has been around for a number of years, it’s hard to track down the origin of where it began – even after some keen detective work. “I’ve been going to raves for two years, hear this at every event, even inserted into tracks like the one above. Where does it come from?” asked a Redditor some seven years ago.

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“I’ve been going to raves for two years, hear this at every event, even inserted into tracks like the one above. Where does it come from?”

Reddit user

Despite the Redditor’s best efforts, he had no luck tracking down the pivotal chant. ”I posted this thinking y’all being veteran ravers would know exactly what it is but it’s still a big mystery that goes back decades,” he commented.

“Is this something that just ‘happened?’ Who was the legendary First Douchebag that created this phenomenon? When did it begin? So many unanswered questions.”

If getting rid of woo’s at clubs shows interests you, you can join the movement HERE.

Originally reported from Mixmag and EDM.com.