Monday, September 17, 2007

Proud to be an American

Maybe it's a corny title but I was very proud to be an American on Saturday night. Or maybe I should say proud of my fellow Americans.

We had tickets to attend the Brewers game on Saturday with some friends. Our tickets included passes to the .300 club. Considered an elegant dining room and upscale sports lounge the .300 club is in the left field corner of Miller Park. Seating in the dining room gives spectators a beautiful view of Miller Park. We decided to stop up there before the game to have a drink in the lounge. Packed close to capacity, we were able to grab a little bar table and some drinks without much of a wait. The TVs in the bar broadcasted the game because you can't see the field from parts of the lounge. No one was really paying any attention to the TVs and the bartenders were running around making drinks. Quietly we could hear the announcer say "please rise for the National Anthem" and that is where I was shocked. The bar and restaurant went silent. Everyone stopped their conversations to turn their attention to the field or TV, whichever was their better view. The bartenders stopped mid drink and turned their attention to the TVs. I had chills. It was nice to see the respect people still have for their country.

Oh, and by the way, people at Miller Park do not treat "Jump Around " like they do in Madison. Pretty sure we were the only people jumping around, like idiots, in our seats.


SV said...

I'm one of those jump around kids too, apparently. I would have been jumping.

Angela said...

I've never heard Jump Around at a Brewers game. I would have been jumping also.

Danica said...

I jump around too when they play it!

On the National Anthem note, whenever we are in the .300 Club that always happens too and I always feel this sense of pride as well. However, it has never happened that way when I've been in Friday's and our table ALWAYS stands and is silent despite what is going on at the tables next to us. What is wrong with people?!?!

jessie said...

That would have made me extremely happy and proud too.

2 confessions:

1) The national anthem makes me cry
2) There are few things in the world that annoy me more than people talking and fidgeting around during the national anthem. Working in sports I see this entirely too much.

Sierra said...

I would have jumped too.

I always cry when I hear the National Anthem. I am a proud American. :)