Saturday, September 30, 2006
Half Time is Game Time!
This is Homecoming Weekend at Joshua's school. Last night's football game was well attended even though the temperature was a bit chilly. At game time it was about 64F/18C. By the end of the game the temperature had dropped a bit. I was wearing two T-shirts and a sweatshirt, so I didn't start getting cold until near the end of the game. As soon as I got home, I made some hot cocoa!
Unfortunately, the home team got slaughtered in the football game. It was pretty much over by the end of the 3rd quarter. Joshua's band did not have a very good night either. He looked at the photos Dave and I had taken and critiqued the formations, etc. He was pleased with the final formation, however, as the band's straight lines were actually pretty straight. If you don't think it's hard to march in a straight line, you haven't marched in a band. The final photo below shows the end of the program. It evokes the movie, Field of Dreams, in which the players exit the ball diamond through the cornfields that border the outfield.
The photo at the top of this post shows the back of my football game T-shirt, which I wore over the sweatshirt. Many of the band parents wear these to the games. There is something of a (not too friendly) rivalry between band parents and football parents. Last year, a band father sued a football father over a nasty incident that occurred at a football game. The band parent won the suit.
Here are a few shots from the half-time show. Sorry, I don't have any from the football game. After all, everyone knows that Half Time is Game Time!