Harlem Globetrotters

21 02 2012

One of the nice things about being married is that both Hubby and I have buckets lists, but I get to tag along when he checks something off his list, and visa versa. Yesterday was one of those day when I got to enjoy something on his list.

For Presidents day Hubby, Eldest Daughter, and I were off to see the Harlem Globetrotters live and in person. It was very fun and full of such nostalgia for Hubby and I.  Those of you who are of a certain age will remember when Meadowlark Lemon and the rest of the Globetrotters were on television once a year. Try explaining that to the kids. In the days before VCRs (and now TiVo) it was so exciting when you got to see something that wasn’t part of the regular line up. Parents all over America now know that kids will watch the same video 1000 times. Again, back in the day, the only way to see something more than once was when the TV station decided to play it again. So it made it even more special when the Harlem Globetrotters would roll around for their once a year special.

The show we saw yesterday was definitely family friendly and there were lots of kids in the audience (including the little screamer and kicker sitting behind us). I got a big kick out of people watching and I can tell you it was definitely a diverse audience there to see the Globetrotters do their shtick. The age range was amazing with lots of middle age and older adults who, like us, seemed to be there without small children.

The show started long before the time on out ticket and included audience members  who were pulled out on the court for contest or just as straight men. Eldest Daughter called it a “basketball circus” and I think that just about summed it up. I can officially say a good time was had by all and Hubby got to scratch that one off of his list.




One response

21 02 2012

I remember when I was a kid that we had to be ready at night (bath, brushed teeth, night clothes) before we could see the holiday specials on TV like Charlie Brown, Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman. I would get so mad if I missed even five minutes of them!!

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