One on One: Ballpark Organist Nancy Faust Gives Final Performance
For more than 40 years, Chicago White Sox fans have been treated to the musical stylings of organist Nancy Faust. She started playing during the 1970 season and began making a name for herself by taking popular songs and turning them into ballpark battle cries. Her most notable rendition was of "Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye," taken from the little-known pop group Steam. Her role and her music have changed over the years, but she has continued to be a game-day icon for generations of Sox fans. In September, Faust announced that the 2010 season, her 41st, would be her last at Comiskey Park, and to honor her musical accomplishments, the Sox created a bobblehead in her likeness. Catherine Liewen asked Faust how the organists' game has changed over the decades.
Q: How did you get the job?
Q: How have things changed since you started?
Q: How do you prepare for that sort of thing?
Q: What are some of your favorite songs to play?
Q: What was your reaction to getting a bobblehead?
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