Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Globetrotters

One of our Christmas gifts to the children was tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters. None of us had ever been to their show, and it seemed like a fun Holiday activity for the family.

My daughter was born in the year 2000. That was a momentous year, and several companies offered babies born in 2000 perks and freebies, including the Harlem Globetrotters, who gave her one free admission every year for life. I was going to cash in on that free ticket for this show, but when I recently read the fine print on the card the Globetrotters sent me back in 2000, I realized we could not order her ticket in advance, and had to get it at the venue box office. That seemed risky to me. I wasn't sure if they would sell out or not, and since we don't live all that near to any of the venues, it would be inconvenient to go get it in advance, so I decided to order her ticket online and pay for it. Now that I've been to a show, I think if we decide to see them again in the future, we'll be safe getting the tickets the day of the show at the box office, and getting hers for free.
The players had an autograph session after the show, provided you bought official Globetrotter merchandise for them to sign. My daughter really wanted to get autographs!

Here she is waiting for Cobra to sign her shirt. (she's the one in the colorful poncho)

Scooter was signing autographs out on the concourse. The official Fan Photographer was on hand to snap photos of Scooter with the fans. I tried to sneak in my own shot with my own camera, but that photographer had as many moves as the Globetrotters themselves. He threw me an elbow right as I snapped, and blocked my shot.