Well, it finally happened. I was tinkering with my latest blog entry and somehow managed to delete the whole damn thing. I tried all kinds of cached history, the time machine gismo, the control and command functions... but to no avail. Fortunately, it wasn't one of my lengthier entries. So for the first time in my 10 year history of blogging, I am going to attempt a "limited, scripted recreation." Think of it like one of those annual, semi-stale American-Indian War reenactments staged at Oglebay Park's Camp Russell (Nesbitt).
So without further adieu...
Yep, a bunch of braved the torrential downpour and hit up the Stones concert last night at Heinz Field. I had a good time, but generally came away unimpressed. The band seemed like they were just "going through the motions." Like they were in a hurry to "git the hell outta town." High expectations can often yield a bit of a let-down in accordance with lofty concert-going principles and practices. And I have absolutely no idea what the fuck that means. So rather than yammer on and on about the show, I'll just post a few pics and finish it off with some routine stampede prevention propaganda. And I'm also gonna throw in a suggestion for Mayor Peduto.
Alright, so here's the deal. The NFL and the federal government won't go anywhere near this shit. So feel free to be proactive and just tell people the TRUTH --- LEGIT stadium evac orders don't come from your personal cell phone. It ain't rocket science.
Please forgive the tangent. I just really can't stand the ear lobe disc holes. As if a greater facial embellishment is warranted or remotely deemed necessary. I'd sooner fondle Caitlyn Jenner's cock and/or balls.
Anyhoo, since the city of Pittsburgh can't/won't take my advice regarding stadium/ballpark safety and security, here's an idea they might be able to grasp... in collaboration with the "infinite wisdom of Alcoa" of course.
You've got all these parking lots on the North Shore and thousands of people who have absolutely zero idea where they're going. Most of them are happy just making it through the Fort Pitt Tunnel without getting rear-ended or cut off by some douchebag jackass flying in from the West End on a scalene triangulated diagonal. Hey, he's in a hurry to get to the Monroeville Mall so he can shoot the place up. I completely sympathize with the sense of urgency.
And finally, since you've come this far, here's my killer suggestion. PAINT THE DAMN PARKING LOT BOOTHS THE ACTUAL COLOR OF THE LOT. Currently, all the booths are blue. So if it's a green lot, paint the booth GREEN (show me the money). If it's a red lot, paint the booth RED (your blood will pave the path to the future). If it's yellow, yer YELLA. If it's blue, you keep it the same (no change is necessary). See where I'm heading with this. Maybe even paint the actual parking line spots with the same consistent theme.
I realize my multi-faceted, societal advice is often too difficult for the average imbecile to fully comprehend. Hopefully, we can get the ball rolling and make a tiny bit of progress with this here Pixburgh Paint'n'Sip. And then move onto something bigger. Baby steps.
But it won't be easy. Seriously, check out this.
I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to future Steelers opponents. Rumor has it that next year we'll be playing Lexington... and maybe someday face off against the sinister team of Paducah!