Iowa fight song mysteriously returns each night to vacant NY building

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NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — An unusual tune has filled one street in Niagara Falls for the last six months.

For eight hours a day, every day from 3-11 p.m., an instrumental version of the University of Iowa fight song has played from an empty building.

Niagara Falls police have responded to the location several times over the last few months, but they haven’t been able to get a hold of the owner of the building.

Even if they did, local shop owners say they don’t think the music is breaking any noise laws.

“Playing music on the street wouldn’t necessarily be bad, but I don’t know if having the same Iowa fight song repeated every 50 seconds, if that’s necessarily a positive thing,” said wine shop owner David Giusiana.

The neighborhood got a reprieve from the music when the story got national attention in Deadspin and Sports Illustrated, but it was only temporary. The Iowa fight song has returned.


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