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The Music Man At The Rinks In Sochi

from Neil Davidson of the CP at Yahoo,

Perched high in the Bolshoy Ice Dome, music director Ray Castoldi is constantly taking the temperature of the fans below.

If they are already on their feet or chanting, he leaves them alone. If the atmosphere needs a jolt, he turns to his organ or sends White Zombie's "Kernkraft 400" or Darude's "Sandstorm" pumping through the PA to get the party started.

It's a skill that has taken the 51-year-old Castoldi from the Super Bowl to the Sochi Olympics.

His day job is music director at Madison Square Garden, where he plays the organ and DJs at Rangers, Knicks and Liberty games. But he has travelled the world with his keyboard and laptop.

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