Monday, November 28, 2011

Painting the Town Blue...

Wednesday afternoon I went up to Stamford to shoot a story about two rival towns playing in a playoff game on Friday. The Stamford High School cheerleaders were painting windows and putting out balloons and ribbons to show the town's support for the team in preparation for the big game against their district rival they were meeting in the playoffs. I hung out with them for a little while following them around town. It was a really interesting portrait of the fanatacism showing how a whole town can rally around the local high school team making its run in the playoffs. And while the sports is football, which does draw more fans than the other sports, the really cool thing is a lot of these small towns will come together and support all their teams that make deep runs in the playoffs and it doesn't discriminate around gender roles either, it's really kind of cool to see.


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