rattle the rafters

Rattle the rafters is the idiom used to describe any situation which will intentionally cause excitement or strong feelings to a crowd, such as one in the rafters of a concert, stage production or sports game. In terms of a sports game, certain things within the game will rattle the rafters because in the game something impressive will happen in the field causing the fans to stand up and cheer which rattles the rafters in the literal sense.