I impulsively jumped on a contest sponsored by my friend and dentist, Dr. Greg Elliott and won tickets to a basketball game on Friday, Jan. 4th. The Detroit Pistons were playing the Atlanta Hawks.
I invited along my friend, Sandra, and we headed to the Palace after work from Ann Arbor. We got pretty good parking and the door that we entered was *right by* our section! We couldn’t have asked for anything better! Our seats were right on the aisle, too! 4th row in the second tier. 🙂 We could see everything.
Even more impressive, to Sandra, was the fact that it was Star Wars night, and we got to see Storm Troopers everywhere! 🙂 She even had her picture taken with one:
I don’t like the way this guy is pointing his gun at me…
We arrived in time to get snacks: popcorn, pretzels and soda. The popcorn and soda were bottomless, but, alas, we did not make it past the first serving.
R2D2 looks on as one of the Hawks stretches out in the middle of the court:
When our guys were announced, they got the cool lighting! 🙂
On the back of the program, there were different things that you could text in to try and win things throughout the game — to make it a little more interactive. The first one was to predict who would win the tip off:
I didn’t get an entry in this one. The wrong team got the ball.
I was pretty surprised with how many times the game was interrupted when it was not a time-out or break in the game. Perhaps they were for commercial breaks…? The plus side, was that we got to see a lot of side acts and dance routines.
At one point, they showed a video of one of the players light-saber dueling with Hooper in the locker room:
At one end of the court, there was a board displaying tweets sent to @detroitpistons. I tried all night to get my tweet up there. FAILED. Not sure why; I used all the right hashtags and stuff.
Some action shots:
“Detroit Basketball” in Star Wars font:
Okay, I think we both know that this post is already a glut of photos. Why not add to it? 🙂
It was so funny… This Atlanta player looks either scared or bewildered in every picture I took of him. 🙂
We must have brought our luck to the game, as Detroit won! 🙂