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Spending Friday night at a high school basketball game is retro cool (sorta)

The Story

I went to the Providence at South Meck high school game Friday night. No, I don’t have a nephew on the team. In fact, I didn’t know anybody on any of the teams. I just wanted to go with my kids. Yes, I have no life.

What I learned: Old is never old

I’ll just say it’s been a few years since I’ve graduated from high school. Truly, nothing has changed. Here are five things that felt eerily familiar:

(1) The smell of high school gyms is still a mix mustiness and popcorn.

(2) Cheerleaders and athletes still preen. Some have good reason to, others don’t.

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everyone come out to south meck tonight to see your very own lady panthers game starts at 6!

A photo posted by @adddsblack on Jan 16, 2015 at 9:43am PST

//><!--(3) One section was all students, yelling obnoxiously. Some of the boys had dressed up country, I guess making a statement of sorts. All of that was cool.//--><!

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(4) People got into the girls varsity game. That was cool, too.

(5) After the game, I was told, Cookout was the place to go hang. I wasn’t invited. I was okay with that.

C5’s Take

Glad I’m not in high school anymore. But also glad I can go back and relive it – from afar.

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