[nabs-l] Independent Travel At Crowded MajorCollegeSporting Events

Albert Yoo albert.k.yoo at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 01:07:46 UTC 2010


get some one to help you to your seat. Are you going to ask some one to get
your food and go through the line with you? What is your email address?

On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 5:54 PM, Kerri Kosten <kerrik2006 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Al:
>
> They are playing the Cincinnati Bearcats...a team that isn't that good
> since they lost Brian Kelly to Notre Dame but Butch Jones is making
> his return...should be interesting.
>
> Albert...just curious...what's your opinion...do you go to many
> sporting events...should I get someone from the stadium to help me or
> use my cane to find my seat?
>
> Just for curiosity's sake...trying to get as many different opinions as I
> can!
>
> Kerri
>
> On 11/11/10, Albert Yoo <albert.k.yoo at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Enjoy the game Carrie! Who are they playing this weekend?
> >
> > On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 4:52 PM, Kimberly thurman
> > <kimthurman at insightbb.com>wrote:
> >
> >> Kerry, okay!  That's great.  I'm breathing a sigh of relief.  I was just
> >> concerned about you girl.  I guess I had a picture of little old you
> >> wandering that crazy parking lot all aone and it made me frightened for
> >> you.
> >>  Odds are you would probably have even survived that, but why?
> >>
> >> I think you have it figured out, and which ever method you choose, enjoy
> >> yourself.  You're definitely a brave girl.
> >> On Nov 11, 2010, at 3:00 PM, Kerri Kosten wrote:
> >>
> >> > Hi Kimberly and All:
> >> >
> >> > Okay let me clear a few things up.
> >> >
> >> > Kimberly I appreciate your concern so very much.
> >> >
> >> > I am not going to go wandering through the parking lots; I want to go
> >> > to this game for the game and do not plan to tailgate either before or
> >> > after the game. So, I will be nowhere near the parking lots...they are
> >> > a perfect recipe to be raped...you have a bunch of rowdy crazy drunks
> >> > all in one area...I'm not gonna get lost in that mess.
> >> >
> >> > I dont want to go to this game alone to prove I am independent or to
> >> > practice my self-defense/screaming techniques with a drunk...I want to
> >> > do this alone to prove that I can in fact go to crowded events and do
> >> > not need to wait around for feel-sorry-for-the-blind-girl sighted
> >> > people.
> >> >
> >> > I have to disagree Kimberly about the couch burning...we only do that
> >> > for big major wins and I do not agree with that at all...it makes our
> >> > school and the state of West Virginia look very bad.
> >> >
> >> > I will have my cell phone and a whistle; I have also made arrangements
> >> > to be dropped off and picked up at the stadium entrance and have two
> >> > arrangements to get home. Like I said I do not plan to wander around
> >> > the parking lot at all; I want to go to the game to enjoy the game.
> >> >
> >> > I know I will need assistance to my seat...I don't plan to just do
> >> > this entire thing without asking a single person for help...what I
> >> > haven't decided is whether I will call the stadium ahead and have
> >> > someone who works at the stadium escort me to my seat (similarly to
> >> > asking for assistance at airports) or whether I will use my cane and
> >> > ask random people along the way "excuse me what section is this?"
> >> > "Section 102" Okay...I need to keep going; I need section 145...
> >> >
> >> > Since this is my first game I am leaning toward just having someone
> >> > who works at the stadium help me...but the adventurous side of me who
> >> > loves loves loves structured discovery cane travel wants to do
> >> > otherwise...
> >> >
> >> > Thanks everyone again!
> >> > Kerri
> >> >
> >> > On 11/11/10, Ashley  Bramlett <bookwormahb at earthlink.net> wrote:
> >> >> Joe,
> >> >> That's right.  That's why I haven't gone to huge events like the one
> >> Kerry
> >> >> spoke of alone.  Instead I started small by going to school plays and
> >> >> concerts and out to eat.  Later I may attempt large things with
> >> thousands of
> >> >> people.  I think you need to build up confidence.  Otherwise as you
> say
> >> you
> >> >> might have a rotten time and get so frustrated in the process.  So
> its
> >> fine
> >> >> to build up to independence with no guides.  Maybe a few times use
> >> >> assistance.  Then you'll be familiar with the layout and next time do
> >> >> it
> >> >> alone.
> >> >> Someday I'd like to attend a concert or play with thousands such as
> at
> >> the
> >> >> Verizon center but I'm going to work up to that goal.  Even when I do
> >> go, I
> >> >> might go with a blind friend and we can figure out things together.
> >> >>
> >> >> Ashley
> >> >>
> >> >>
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