Did I ever tell you about leaving ACL the first night? There were literally thousands of people all leaving at once, and we all needed to catch a cab. ACL had a special "taxi-cab" line, so we headed that way. It was one of those Disneyland/ Six Flags type of set-ups - you know, where the fences are set up to make you zig-zag? Hopefully you know what I'm talking about. Well, I'm not lying when I say we stood in that line for about an hour, maybe 1.5 hours. Not sure. The intentions were good - you wait in the long line and then there are constantly taxis driving in. Except.... the taxi drivers didn't know about it, so instead of lots of taxis, it looked like this:
The entire crowd started cheering when one or two cabs would pull up, like this:
So anyway, we were talking back and forth with the pretty couple in front of us:
For example, a mom asked a security guard to take her little boy to the bathroom. So the security guard and the little boy went off to the bathroom together. We were all... "Are you kidding me? You just sent your 4 year old boy to the restroom with a stranger!?!" Or when a really drunk guy was trying to break out of the chain link fence, we all thought he was cutting in line. (Turns out he just wanted out so he could use the restroom.) But we started yelling for security so that he wouldn't cut in line, and the guy pictured above said, "Yeah, AND he said he hates cops!" Which was pretty funny. So anyway, since the guy was tall, I asked him to take a picture of the line for me, and he kindly obliged. Here it is:
You don't get the full effect, but trust me.... it was a looooooong line. We finally caught our cab and went on our way.
Turns out, he plays for the Spurs. He is probably used to people asking him if they can take a picture WITH him, not if he can take a picture FOR them. Oh well. Next time you're watching basketball, root for Matt Bonner. He's a nice guy.