I made some real progress in the reduction of the stack of papers to read, both academic and not. Of note, the recent issue of the Believer is good. There is a nice article exploring the phenomenon of "So Bad It's Good" and how it differs from Camp, as described by Susan Sontag.
By late afternoon, I was ready for a break. I departed for Seattle Center to watch MSU's practice at Key Arena. It was about as exciting as you might imagine a basketball practice to be, but was still kind of neat even though I was sitting behind a row of spazzy kids. I got the sense that the majority of people in the arena were there to watch Gonzaga, who had the next scheduled practice, but there were a few people with MSU apparel.
This difference highlights an important difference between sporting events and rock shows. No one wants to be "that guy" who wears a band's t-shirt to a performance, but it's almost mandatory for sporting events. Go figure.