Sunday, 11 November 2012

Aust v SA - Day Two

Brisbane Aquatic Centre
It rained.

Most left at lunch. Some stayed to eat pies and sip mid strength beer.

It rained.

By tea, exhausted by entertainment that was only ever designed to fill tea breaks or distract patrons attention from umpiring mistakes, most had left. There is only so many times you can watch uncoordinated video footage of members of the Australian Test team playing scissors/rock/paper against randomly selected members of audience. It was remarkable how many of those selected were blond, wearing approved supporter merchandise and female.

It rained.

Even the diehards left in the hour after lunch, leaving just the lonely,the confused and the people without bus fare to wait to be kicked out when at least the free buses would be running. By the time the umpires called it quits a little after 4:00pm, the crowd, the groundsmen and Graeme Smith were all pissed off, whilst the journalists were just pissed.

It was still raining when I got home.