Thursday, November 13, 2008
Harlem All Stars
I'm sure you have all heard of the Harlem Globetrotters. Well, the Harlem All Stars are kinda like a branch of the Harlem Globetrotters. MeadowLark Lemon started the All Stars after he retired from the Globetrotters. And now what does this have to do with me? We were lucky to be graced by the presence of 4 of the All Stars on Monday night. They were up here to go to one of the small villages (Goodnews Bay) to boost village moral and it just so happened that someone talked them into doing a show here in Bethel. Since it was a Monday night, Eric and I didn't have anything going on and thought we would check out the show. It was a 7:00 pm show so we left the house at 6:35 pm. When we got to the high school there was a pretty long line already. We stood in the line for about 15-20 minutes. By the time we got to the doors, the line was even longer then where we started at. The show itself was pretty typical of the Globetrotters. The figure 8 passing, the audience purse trick, the water on someone in the crowd, the "we want you to make a basket, down there". We couldn't hear alot of the banter because the guys weren't wearing mikes. The show was done as a fund raiser for the Bethel Rec Center/Pool fund. They raised over $8,000! We desperately need a Rec Center or someplace in town where the kids can hang out at.