screaming on the top of Queen Anne

Even though I was curmudgeonly the other day about people swarming the city with Seahawks mania, I certainly don’t mind other people enjoying themselves. I understand the camaraderie, the mass mentality of being in a bar with others who are all rooting with you, the chance to lose oneself in a larger cause. I understand because I’m a baseball fan. This twelfth-man mania might not make much sense to me, but when the Mariners are in the World Series, you’ll hear me whooping from here.

Tonight, I did hear people whooping from here. I knew the game was going on, but I wasn’t aware of the score. Late in the evening, I was on the phone with a friend, when I heard screaming. High-pitched, warbling screaming. Repeatedly. Now, I live at the top of Queen Anne, so this doesn’t happen often. Alarmed, I looked out the window to see what crime was being committed. When I didn’t see anything, I wondered if the neighbors downstairs were having a nasty fight. Then, I noticed the repeated screaming seemed to be male, and it was joined by three or four other voices, all exulting, and perhaps a little drunk.

Then I understood. The Seahawks must have won. And they did.

i’ve never seen Seattle act like this, especially on the top of Queen Anne. Wonders never cease.

Go team?

2 Comments so far

  1. Joel (unregistered) on January 24th, 2006 @ 11:35 am

    Come on now! This is huge! :-) Would a World Series but just as cool? Of course. But here we are with a looming world champinship now. Sorely needed!


  2. Gary (unregistered) on January 25th, 2006 @ 2:22 pm

    I am happy for Seahawk fans, but at the risk of sounding like a real killjoy, I’d like to point out something that folks seemingly have forgotten: as recently as early this season, the club had to scramble to sell out home games in order to avoid a local TV blackout. This, after several years of having no local TV broadcasts because home games weren’t sold out. Where was the vaunted “12th Man” then?

    Until such time as the club consistently sells out games regardless of the team’s fortunes, Seahawk fans will have to be considered bandwagon jumpers.

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