Our freshmen and sophomore students spent the last two days sitting in the sun as the non-voluntary audience of the annual school-wide sports meeting.
Each department competes against each other in various track and field events, and they also practice big dance routines for the opening and closing ceremonies. I went last year and this year to see a few events, watch the dancing, and hang out with my students. I enjoyed it! But then, I didn't have to follow the rules.
Check out my teammates' blog HERE for some great pictures of the event and a list of the rules. I think you'll agree that between the daily required dance practices leading up to the event, the 3-minute maximum time for bathroom breaks, and the eight-hour days of forced cheering, being an audience member requires just as much as endurance as being an athlete.