Saturday, January 7, 2012

White People On Cell Phones...*

So I went with a friend to Greensboro, NC yesterday to deliver a car. It was a simple up and down trip with us staying overnight at a Sheraton hotel. Simple enough. But just exhausting enough that we didn't REALLY feel like going out to explore last night. Fortunately for us, it was not just a Sheraton, but a Sheraton Convention Center. This means a plethora of people watching! Watch out, you little weirdos! We SEE you!

Sadly, it is apparently the slow season for convention-ing in Greensboro. Not even all the bars and restaurants in the place were open. Ah well...with sketch book in hand my friend and I headed for the lobby to do some people watching. I was loaded up on sweet tea caffeine and he was running on "coffee" and we took up our positions overlooking a ball room that was in and out with people in suits. Through the door we could see a giant screen with people screaming emphatically into microphones while disco lights flashed and techno beats filled the air. It was either a corporate Tony Robbins "pump up the sales-people" conference...or a Republican fundraiser. And judging by the amounts of white people...I have my own suspicions about what this was.

Which leads me to my series I did in the lobby:

White People On Cell Phones

Here is where the * in the title comes in...this was the only couple of the evening that were sitting still long enough for me to sketch that DIDN'T have cell phones. Mostly they had what can only be described as a "crushing amount of angry tension".

And these last two gentlemen whom I actually drew this morning who were going into a completely different lecture. And were black. And not talking on cell phones. (Although the first guy IS playing on an iPad. Does that count?)

An odd little weekend. See you next time!

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