Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Unlinked Melody

Sorry about the lack of links. Hopefully those can get tacked on later in the week.

This is a story from the Wisconsin vs. Louisiana Tech game at the Kohl Center December 28, 2005. Actual seat numbers have been changed to protect the innocent. The story begins in the student section, where this blog has season tickets. This blog's brother was in town for the game, and didn't have a ticket for the lower level of the student section, but this is not normally a problem when school is out of session and there are many gaps in the student section. The plan was to have him sit next to this site.

This blog has seat "1" in row "9". About 25 minutes before game time, some old guy and his son that hadn't been there before (almost certainly having scalped), came down when the whole row is empty except for the PunCity brothers in seats 1 and 2. This blog had placed some jackets on seat 2. Guy approaches and immediately says "We've got 2 and 3." This blog and its brother both looked at him like, "Okay dude, well, the whole row's empty, why don't you just move down a seat?" I think this blog's brother even said something to that effect. That would move them closer to the court anyway, so it's not like it would be a scam to him here. Guy says something like "Well, when the rest of these fill up, we want to have the right seats."

The tragic part of this is that obviously he knows nothing about how it's going to fill up, and both this site and its brother know they're going to stay empty, but one can't reason with this idiot. So this site and its brother were like, alright, and in turn, kind of motion for them to go into the row. But they don't move, because the jackets are still on seat 2. Now granted, part of why this blog wanted them to go in was so they could just realize that 3 and 4 were fine and then they'd just give us 2. But seriously, do you really not trust us to move our frickin jackets 1 seat over after you walked 4 feet? Guy says something like "Well, who's going to move those?" Like it's a huge undertaking. So this blog moved the jackets over and this blog and its brother moved to Row 10, seats 1 & 2. We sit there for a while, Row 10 1 & 2 come, as do Row 10 8,7,6, 5, and 4. But the Row 10s are all reasonable and pretty much just slide into a different seat if theirs is taken.

Then, the kicker: Row 9, seat 2 & 3's old-people buddies come down. Some older woman and man. And they sit in Row 9, seats 2 & 3, while the other 2 slide over. That's right, they slide over. This blog immediately turned to its brother and said, "That's horseshit." Because the new people clearly don't have those seats, as evidenced by the woman's statement, "We decided your seats were better than ours." This blog's brother wasn't too concerned about it, but Pun City was totally spoiling to call an usher over at that point. Just to throw out the new people as revenge for the first guy being a jag. This blog proceeded to have an entire conversation with its brother about how we would do that, something to the effect of going to the bathroom, pointing them out to an usher, and saying "This blog wants them gone when it gets back." At this point this blog and its brother didn't really care if they heard.

Luckily, the new people got tired of standing, and saw some empty seats in the normal section next to the student section, and went over there after about 15 minutes. And the 2 jags stayed in seats 3 & 4. So for the 2nd half, since Row 10 was crowded, this site and it's sibling moved back to 1 & 2 without incident. But this site posits that it's just obnoxious to have someone come into a student section without a clue and act like he or she runs the thing. This blog is fully aware that it is no student, but this blog is also under 40 and have had seats in the student section the last 6 years, so don't be all hardcore about seating arrangements unless you have similar credentials. Or seats 2-10.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should have started a fight.

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No way. You should have moved and sat in your own seats! Those people paid for those seats, they have a right to sit in the seats they paid for. You a very bad man!

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lighten up, Francis. It's a free-for-all at those games. Just sit in the empty seats down the row like everyone else would.


9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Dankalicious,

Does your ticket have a seat number on it?

And what do you mean by a "free-for-all" should I bring my riot gear?

Your truly,


11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Francis,

Anyone who's been to a UW basketball or football game knows that seat numbers on tickets in the student section are meaningless. The key is to not be an a-hole, and just sit down the row like everyone else does. Just like the song "That's just the way it is, some things will never change..."


9:41 PM  

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