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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Quidditch on the Campus

I was hired to take pictures on the campus of University of Alabama. I asked Brock to meet me so we could spend a little time together before and after my gig. While I took pictures, he led his grandmother and sister on a tour (a very goo one I was told) of the campus. Hopefully I will get a raincheck for another tour.







But it was what happened as soon as we arrived, parked the car and got out that was really interesting.
A boy went running by on a broom.
A broom.
Between his legs.



Brock began to laugh as he explained, "Oh, my goodness. They are playing quiddich....you know, the game for Harry Potter. I actually ref'd a game earlier this week. There were a thousand kids there." About that time we rounded the corner to find close to a thousand of college kids... Some on brooms, many in costume, most speaking with a French accent.

Here is the article from the campus news of the day event:
http://uanews.ua.edu/2010/11/ua-students-mount-brooms-for-ground-quidditch/

Tuscaloosa News:
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20101115/NEWS/101119782

Video:
http://www.cw.ua.edu/2010/11/15/quidditch-on-the-quad-video/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HVeDL41NNc&feature=related

2 comments:

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Hey - - - I just saw on "Sports Nation" THIS WEEK that there is a national Quiddich championship tournament!!! So - - -maybe Bama is getting ready to win that!

Jane said...

Just saw this...how cool! My sons would definitely get involved with this....