Mexican wave

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Mexican wave

n
(General Sporting Terms) the rippling effect produced when the spectators in successive sections of a sports stadium stand up while raising their arms and then sit down
[C20: so called because it was first demonstrated at the World Cup in Mexico in 1986]
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Mexican wave

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The audience wave their lighters in the air or clap their hands together.
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The audience waves its arms, and you peer through them: at the way the drummer, shot from below, makes the beat, the way the guitarist frames Lane with his back to her, his zoot suit touching her skin, the way the black vocal quartet enters the ensemble, strolling and strutting as if they've been called forth to walk it like she talks it.