I currently had the pleasure in going to see the Harlem Globetrotters 2013 “You Write the Rules” Tour on March 6, 2013, in the Lakeland Center here in Florida with my family.
The Harlem Globetrotters have been around since 1927, and they are all about family, and bringing everyone together and having a great time. Personally, I have never seen a Harlem Globetrotters basketball game till now, but when I went on the 6th, it was just an astonishing experience.
My kids were so excited, and my husband was just as stoked. I wanted to make our first experience better than ever so I also purchased Magic Passes. Where you can meet, take pictures with, play and get signatures from the Harlem Globetrotter Basketball players before the game started.
When we arrived we had purchased a Harlem Globetrotter’s basketball, so they could sign it. Soon after the Magic Pass session started my husband and youngest son took a picture with T-Time, the tenth female basketball player to play on the Harlem Globetrotters, and Globie, the Harlem Globetrotter’s mascot.
And my little son, had the chance to spin the ball on his finger. With the help of Too Tall, another Globetrotter. Of course, I got to spin the ball on my finger too. My daughter spun the ball on her finger with the help from Spider, as well.
My husband shot some hoops with my two sons, while I and my daughter took great pictures.
Later, the Magic pass section ended and the game began to start. It didn’t start right away, Globie and the crew got the audience pumped for the game. With funny games, competitions, music, and great dancing.
Suddenly, all the lights went out and streams of colored lights flashed around and smoke appeared and Globetrotter began to run out when their name was called. They did a little trick and told the audience a little about themselves.
Then they began to play, while Special K narrated some of it and made fun of the refs. It made everyone laugh.
Every once in a while they would pull a member of the audience out and get them to do funny things for a prize, or they would play tricks on them.
The crew even threw shirts, wrist bands and headbands into the audience. Sadly we couldn’t catch any. After about 3 hours the game came to a close, and the Harlem Globetrotters won!
About 30 minutes before it truly ended everyone was able to get pictures from any player and signatures. I got a great picture with Firefly, and the coach. As you can see I never set my date and time correctly on my camera so please disregard that. I can assure you the date is incorrect.
My youngest son, got a lot of pictures with the players. My favorite was with Tiny, the tallest Harlem Globetrotter in the world. Standing at 7,8”! My son was so small compared to him!
By the end we had almost all player’s signatures on the ball, besides 1. The game was funny, family friendly, and just plain ol’ wonderful. I’m so happy I had this opportunity.
“The Harlem Globetrotters love seeing families laugh together during our games, and would love to see your family when we come to a city near you. If you’re looking for an awesome event the whole family will enjoy, get your tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters “You Write the Rules” tour. Your family’s smiles will start before you even get to the game because this year, your family can vote at harlemglobetrotters.com, and decide rules for the game like two balls in play at the same time that could affect the final outcome. After the game, Globetrotters will stay on court to sign autographs and take photographs with your kids. The only thing better than finding an event the whole family will enjoy, is getting a great deal on it. Save $7 per ticket* by using the promo code “TOGETHER“. Get ready to experience a show your family will remember for a lifetime! *Discount available on select ticket levels”
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