what do you get for three dollars and seventy five cents?

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a ticket

to watch

the detroit lions

play

a

pre-season

football game

 the score

has no meaning

 like watching

kids run around with a ball

gentle

careful

not to play too hard

no one wants to get hurt

and

a walk outside

after the game

leads to

a free front row seat

right on the curb

best seat in the city

on a warm and breezy

summer night

 live music

fills the air

 you listen

as our hometown boy

eminem

and his friend

rhianna

sing their hearts out

outside

right across the street

only 50 feet away

where

the detroit tigers

play baseball

fireworks go off

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 great music booms through the air

clear as a bell

 bikes

that light up like magic

glide on by

and

fans of all kinds

music

and

football

and

 those who just love detroit

all

together

running

and

dancing

and

talking

and

smiling

in the street

and

happy police

stand by

and

take it all in

 a great feeling

fills the street

and overflows

as all paths cross

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and

worlds collide

into

a perfect night

between two worlds life hovers like a star,

twixt night and morn, upon the horizon’s verge.

 – lord byron

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  1. I lived in Southfield from age 8 to 18. My dad had a Ben Franklin store on 7 Mile Rd. and then one in Dearborn. Detroit, Vernor’s, Art Museum’s Rivera mural, Briggs Stadium, Motown, Fisher Theatre, oh gee, what else? We went to a Lions game a couple of years ago and it was so special to be downtown (and heartbreaking to drive Woodward Avenue, the strip of my youth :)). Loved this piece of yours. Really captures Detroit’s flavor and promise.

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    • oh, that’s great, jan. what wonderful memories. i’m happy to report that there is a lot of positive activity going on in the city, including woodward avenue, where a light rail train is being built and many new things are coming to the city. it’s a time of positive change and hope has returned.

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  2. I didn’t think you could get anything for $3.75. Sounds like a great deal. Was the music performance live? That would be very cool. I like people watching too. And so wonderful that people are hanging out and getting along just enjoying the time together.

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  3. I’m a hockey fan myself, and my love of the St. Louis Blues puts a prejudice out there whenever the Redwings are being praised. But I know what sporting events are like, and you’ve captured the feel so well. $3.75 sounds like a night at the ballpark watching the San Antonio Missions play AAA baseball, or the Dallas Stars on teacher appreciation night when they’ve already been eliminated from the playoff hunt. Dallas Cowboys, though, are never cheap, and not usually worth even $3. The Lions could probably beat the crap out of them this year.

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