Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A special section for the kind of people who yell "Down In Front!" and "Watch Your Language!"

  • "Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry."
    -- John Lennon on November 4, 1963 at a Beatles performance attended by the Queen and the Queen Mother. "John had intended to say 'fucking jewelry but was persuaded against doing so by Paul McCartney and the group's manager Brian Epstein" according to Wikiquote.

To see the quote, watch at the one-minute mark of the following video. The Queen Mum's glittering wave at 1:10 is priceless:

Why do we, on this Rutgers football blog, run this Beatles video about the folks sitting in the expensive box seats today?

Read about the new club seats and loge boxes priced from $3,150 for a seat to $17,600 for a box (and why not round it up to a more Rutgersish number of $17,660??) here and here.

These well-heeled Scarlet Knights fans are going to be sitting up above my cold backless aluminum bench in their heated club seats offering the comfort of a chair back, armrests, cup holder, added leg room and "premium seat width". If they get too comfortable up there with their private bathrooms, plasma TVs, and "all-you-can-eat, premium buffet menu", then maybe we should use the "rattle your jewelry" line on them when they're sitting on their hands and "premium width" asses during our opponents' third downs.

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