Sunday, October 31, 2010

Indiana Football and Tailgating

We have had lovely weather

for the last couple of home games.

Saturday, October 16,

was Homecoming.

Despite, or perhaps due to the nice weather
the crowd was a bit smaller this day.

I did run into this lovely lady who was sporting
this rather humorous top.

What's that?

You wanted to know about the game?

IU hung on to beat Arkansas State University.

ASU played a good game.

Now, fast forward to Halloween weekend.

Our tailgate was across the street from the student party.

Those wild and wacky students.

Dressed as an exterminator,
this student was spraying shots of vodka at cars
and other people.

If you watch carefully,

you will see a dancing tree.

An American Sycamore to be exact.

I don't know why the tree is dancing.

And I certainly wasn't brave enough

to venture over to try to find out.

A B-17 Bomber flew over the stadium

at the start of the game.

The WWII Flying Fortress was in town for the weekend.

More on that later.

Look what $7 will get you - a water and a Coke®.

The Northwestern band gets ready to take the field

at halftime.

And they're off.

This band was constantly on the move,

fluidly changing formations while performing their


The Wild Cats is the team name for

Northwestern University.

So, "GO CATS" is a fitting message.

Not only that, but it's much easier to spell than


Then it was time for the Marching Hundred to perform.

The announcer invites the crowd to spell along.

The Bands face off on the sideline.

The flag carriers had a bit of difficulty on this windy day.

As a bonus, we we treated to a lovely sunset that evening.

At least I was able to view this one from my back deck.

Hearing a low-rumbling noise outside on Sunday morning,
I went outside and saw the B-17 flying overhead.

The Flying Fortress made several more turns over
the neighborhood during the morning.
The cost of these tours over our neighborhood?
Only $399 in advance or $425 at the door.
Of course, one could take a ground tour of the aircraft
for $5 (free for veterans).
This plane is known as the Aluminum Overcast.


Rosie Hawthorne said...

Lovely sunset pics.
And I like the Tshirt. I had ordered one for me that had a sparkly wine glass with "Drinks Well With Others" on it. Unfortunately "Large" didn't mean what I thought. I ended up giving it to tiny Maxine.

Anonymous said...

I think you mixed and matched football games.