June 5, 2006

The Greatest Show above the Earth

Precision, skill, and ice water in their veins. The Blue Angels thrilled the crowds at the Quad City Airshow again this year. With near perfect weather, visibility was good.

Anyone attend? What did you enjoy the most?

5 Comments:

At 6/05/2006 4:02 AM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

The KC-135 was neat to see, but not as great as the F/A-22 Raptor that the website listed as a possible flyover would have been.

 
At 6/05/2006 4:53 PM, Blogger diehard said...

Never saw it ONCE!!!
Could care less!

 
At 6/06/2006 2:34 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Diehard,
I feel the same way about the opera, but at least I went a couple times before I came to a conclusion.

 
At 6/06/2006 2:41 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Diehard,
I feel the same way about the opera, but at least I went a couple times before I came to a conclusion.

Shouldn't you at least experience something before assuming it's not interesting?

Maybe not. I mean, I think I can safely say, without having done it first, that I'm not interested in grinding a skateboard off of a 4 ft high railing over concrete steps. Same goes for getting my tongue (or anything else) pierced.

But attending or checking out the airshow isn't exactly risky or irreversible.

You might consider expanding your horizons a bit.

 
At 6/06/2006 2:58 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Diehard,
I feel the same way about the opera, but at least I went a couple times before I came to a conclusion. (and even then I allow that maybe the ones I saw just happened to be lousy. I might like the next one, who knows? I'd give it another shot.)

Shouldn't you at least experience something before assuming it's not interesting?

I'm sitting here trying to think of something that I'd have zero interest in without having ever done it, but I really can't come up with anything. Even the stuff I don't like, at least it would be interesting on some level, if only for the experience.

I think I can safely say, without having done it first, that I'm not interested in grinding a skateboard off of a 4 ft high railing over concrete steps. Same goes for getting my tongue (or anything else) pierced.

But attending or checking out the airshow isn't exactly risky, foolish, too expensive (you can watch for nothing if you wish), or irreversible.

It's limiting to assume you won't enjoy something you've never so much as tried once. (except for the exceptions noted above.)

Remind me next year. I'd be happy to take you. I think your attitude would change dramatically even if you have no interest in WWII era and modern military aircraft or aviation. if you can watch,hear, and literally feel Blue Angel's performance and still maintain you find it boring, I'd first check your pulse, and if you still had one, I'll accept that you have no interest in it whatsoever and never mention it again.

 

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