If you haven’t been around lately …

One of the friends I grew up with is now a City of Pittsburgh cop. She’s always working the Steelers games, and decided to take a little video during the down moments.

Now, there’s nothing terribly exciting about the video. She doesn’t pull a “COPS” or “Police Women of Broward County” and rock drunken idiots. But after she posted it on Facebook, I asked her to put it on youtube (which she did, minus the original B-52s soundtrack), because there’s several things I really liked about it:

  1. Pittsburgh in fall. It’s gorgeous out here now … not too cold, not hot and the colors are just fantastic. And here, she’s right in between Heinz Field and PNC Park. If you haven’t been to the city in awhile, yeah, the North Shore is changing for the better.
  2. The emptiness: What cracks me up is that during the game, you see very few people on the streets because EVERYONE is watching the game. It’s hard to believe that there’s probably close to 70,000 people in the area — 65K in the stadium, and another 5K in the various bars and parking lots in the immediate area. And this is what it’s like throughout the greater Western Pennsylvania region — which is why non-sports fans tend to go shopping when the game’s on.
  3. Letting our hair down. Here’s what part of the city looks like when it’s not bracing for anarchist screwheads to be breaking windows and such. Just cool to see it from a ground view. I drive through this area daily, but I never get a chance to actually walk around and look at it in the daylight. Pretty nifty, actually.

Anyway, I hope she keeps making and posting more short videos — and as she does, I’ll share.


2 Responses to “If you haven’t been around lately …”

  1. 1 Sono Innamorato
    October 27, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Very nice day, indeed. Looking at this video, like watching the Steeler game Sunday, really makes me homesick! Thanks for sending me over here from PittGirl’s blog.

    • October 28, 2009 at 12:23 am

      You should probably also check out Uncle Crappy’s blog, who just posted a bunch of pictures for fall.


      Western PA in fall … gotta love it. đŸ™‚

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