This weekend I attended my first sporting/knitting in public event at the Philadelphia Phantoms. It was a cool little event and it was fun to knit with friends and watch mullet-ey men beat each other up for three hours.
Maybe it's because I never go to events like these, but I found it all to be a little disturbing. Not really the hockey or knitting part, just like...everything else. The thing I was most surprised/disturbed about was the fact that EVERYONE WAS USING THEIR CELL PHONES FOR THE ENTIRE DURATION OF THE GAME. Seriously, taking pictures, texting, calling, twittering, texting, chatting, etc. etc. etc. Does anyone go to these things just to watch the sport anymore? Or is it all about showing your friends where you are and what you're doing so they can feel like they missed out? I kind of get it, but mostly I don't.