Monday, August 27, 2007

Please take your seats

Reserved seats
London, Ontario, June 2007

I like patterns. I also like to catch glimpses of places that are often packed with people when they are empty. I especially like when I get to do the pattern/empty thing together. I guess I just like a lot of things, then.

These are the seats at TD Waterhouse Stadium, the football/track facility at the University of Western Ontario. I was looking for color on an otherwise gray day, and found it here.

Your turn: Every fan who would sit in one of these seats has a story. Care to share one?


Beverly said...

I think my favorite story of a seat like that would be when my friend and I went to Chicago for a conference. We went a day early because we gotten tickets for a Cubs-White Sox game at Wrigley field.

When we got to our seats, they were located on the third base side in the grandstand behind a pole. That didn't dampen our spirits at all. We were seated among several young men, all of whom were Cubbies fans, except for one lone White Sox fan.

We laughed and enjoyed and game, and yes, we could see, even though we were behind a post.

The score see-sawed back and forth, several home runs were hit, two of them at least by Sammy Sosa and Frank Thomas.

The only downer was that they had Donald Trump there and he sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh inning stretch. A singer he isn't.

Moi said...

that's a beautiful blue they are painted in ...:)

Shephard said...

I think that blue is very soothing. :)
Funny you'd comment on the empty seats and the stories that fill them. I often think about that when I'm at the theatre... where are they? Why didn't they make it?

I visited you today cuz you were the last comment at the meet-n-greet.

Tara Lynn Johnson said...

That makes me think of.... she who sat next to him at a AAA baseball game. She was oblivious to the secrets he carried, and how he was betraying her again and again, then sat next to her, like nothing was going on.

I'm apparently still VERY hurt. Hoping that changes... and soon.

Chad Oneil said...

You definitely have the "making images out of ordinary things" pretty down pat ;)

I immediately saw "the image" here.

Sarch said...

Yes you do like a lot of things Carmi, and that's one of the things that makes you so interesting.

My story is much like beverlys'. I was in Chicago for a week-long work conference/school at Northwestern University. I had reached that stage where the week had gotten a bit long and I was beginning to realy miss my wife and kiddos. We headed out to a Cubs game that evening and I got to witness Sammy Sosa hit three homeruns. What a hoot. Between that and all the teasing going on between us and the Canadians who were sitting next to us in our row we had a real good time.
A side-note question....those Canadians were claiming they had never heard of corn dogs before. Is that true Carmi? Canada is corn dogless?!

Anna said...

You know I love this right?!?! I am so glad that you stopped by...things have been busy in my part of the world! Always good to hear from you!