A Wichita Falls, Texas Area Photographer




9.21.2009

UFC 103

Wow, I can't believe it has been over a month since I updated. Time really does fly. So our latest adventure - the UFC fights. I know, I know, most people are like - how can you watch that? I'm not really quite sure. It doesn't make my hiney cringe (stole that saying from thepioneerwoman.com - but it totally fits) like I thought it would. I even thought it might when we saw the fights at the casino, but nope. Maybe because it is in a controlled environment and it is actually mixed martial arts? I'll tell you though - street fighting does make me sick. In fact, there was a fight in the crowd that made me nauseated. Go figure!

Anyway, on to the event. First off, we planned on leaving that Saturday morning and taking Carter to Brandon's parents to spend the night. Well, Friday night at about 11:30 our power went out - well, only partially out that is. The AC and most everything was out - except our bathroom lights worked and some of the lights were real dim. Apparently we had a "phase" in power? Never heard of that before. So, Oncor came out at about 12:30AM and they couldn't figure it out. There were 3 other houses effected. The guy said that the backyard with the transformer box was full of water, so maybe that was it. Well, Brandon stayed out there with him until about 1:30 and then came to bed. I couldn't sleep of course, so I was up until about 3:30am when the power came back on. We woke up at 7am to get the day started. I was T-I-R-E-D. So we made it down to Dallas and of course went to the Man Malls (Cabelas, etc) and then to our hotel right at 3pm to check in. Got changed and then headed to the American Airlines Center. The fights started at 5:30pm.

So we get there at about 4 and people are waiting in line to get in. Let me just say now that there were ALL walks of life there. wow.wow.wow. So, they finally open the doors after about 30 min, but they were doing a sound check so wouldn't let anyone go to their seats - which was stupid to me. So when we got up to our seats, the view was not to bad. Good thing we had binoculars though. Those were nice. We got some dinner and enjoyed the show. For a few fights we enjoyed it. And then it went downhill. These 2 guys arrived and took their seats in front of us. One guy (I'll call him Green Shirt Guy) was one of those people who thinks he knows everything and has to give a play by play and tell the fighters what to do. Like they can hear him.

So green shirt guy proceeds to yell and scream at the top of his lungs about everything. Sure, I understand his enthusiasm, but if he was sober, I'd hate to see him drunk. He was yelling the F-word constantly. Pretty soon, this older man came across the isle and asked him to stop. He didn't. How disrespectful is that? So after a while, a security guy came down and told him no more profanity. He stopped for a little while but then started back up again. So then before the main fights, the security guy came back and got them. We thought they kicked them out. Until later when Brandon saw them in the middle section! What kind of message does that send? Yell, scream, cuss, annoy people - and you get a better seat? Whatever.

Needless to say, we had a much better time after they moved. And I got to put my feet up on their chairs ;-). So after the fights ended (about 11:30 - 6 hours!!), we went over to my friend Jodi's 30th birthday party. She is my best friend from high school. We hadn't seen each other in about 6 months so it was good to see her! But, we didn't know many people there, so we ate, hung out for a bit and decided to go. Plus we were soooo tired! It was a whirlwind trip, but it was fun! Check out fight pics.

















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