While each couple has been different so far, they follow the same picture taking process. After sitting down, both immediately take out their cameras and get to work. First, there's a vertical shot of the playing field, followed by a quick twist and a shot of the scoreboard. This process is then repeated with the phone in horizontal mode, and then occasionally in "square". After about fifteen minutes of texting/instagramming/snapchatting, one of the two inevitably gets the idea that a panoramic shot is called for and stands up (during the game) and takes a shot of the whole field of vision. Of course, not to be neglected, the Snapchat is then opened up for the obligatory post to one's Snapchat story, followed by a series of selfies. The selfies, for some reason, have absolutely no hint of the background in them for some reason. Despite being taken at PNC Park...you'd never know it because its just Face.
If one or two people did this, it wouldn't be worth commenting on, but so far in every game I've been to this season, the exact same thing has happened. Despite my tendencies to exaggerate at times, this is completely true. It's another one of those things that forces me to wonder who determined this pattern/process, why is everyone doing the exact same thing in the same seats on different nights, and whether those involved are even conscious of it anyone. Is this just an instinct at this point to go through the picture gauntlet?
Of course, it's still early. There's another 76 games left of the schedule and perhaps this is an early fluke. I'll be back tomorrow to see if the pattern continues. If so, I'm going to need to start photobombing.