Monday, August 28, 2006

Friday Night Lights

Friday night was the first High School football game of the season. Normally, that would not be a big thing, but this year, Clinton is playing in the drumline for the band and we really wanted to go hear them play. His school was selected to play in the "Kick Off Classic" against one of the best teams in the valley. They played at ASU stadium under the lights, with a Big Screen showing all the action and slow motion playbacks. I think it was really fun for them, they could make an outstanding tackle and then look up at the screen to see instant gratification for their efforts. And the game was televised tool...how cool is that! The band did a great job too, playing all those classic stand tunes for the cheerleaders to dance to. There was a great turnout that included many painted up guys running around with their underwear haning out of the top of their pants. (Seriously...what's the deal with kids and showing their underwear!)

Here's the thing...it was HOT! We were sitting there in the stands with sweat running down our faces, and it was dark out. Can you imagine how it would be in daylight?? Or how those poor football players felt running around? Back in the day, when I went to my high school games, it meant putting on a sweatshirt for those brisk evenings. Not handing out fans as people walked in.

We stayed until the 3rd quarter, then couldn't take it anymore. Clinton came home completely exhausted! Good thing he's young!

6 comments:

peebugg said...

I just had a major flash back to high school and the Kelly Greens flipping their hair as the drummers started that song that they liked....and then "Barbara Anne"

Glad he did well....can't imagine the heat that late.....especially after all the rain...must of been humid

SalGal said...

AWW!! I totally miss our HS football games!!!

Jillian said...

You know, I can't relate to the heat part of your story at all!

I was a BAND-O for all 4 years in high school (piccolo, section leader, and band president my senior year -- top that for BAND GEEKDOM! LOL). I remember FREEZING during football games and competitions. On one particularly frigid evening, I completely lost the feeling in my right pinky finger halfway through our halftime show. I was TERRIFIED that my finger had died! LOL Try playing the piccolo with a frozen pinkie.

Sweating? Nope. That doesn't fit in with the hot chocolate and french-fries-in-a-paper-cone-with-vinegar-and-salt! :)

G.W. Mama said...

Sounds like you had a fun, but sweaty time at the game on Friday night! Too bad they didn't hand out mini air conditioners for ya'll! LOL!

Kristen said...

Blame global warming! Even when I was in high school (1999)- it wasn't this hot in the fall.

monica said...

gEez!!! Oh the underwear. Oh the stories. LOLOL that's too funny.

Have a great weekend!