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August 17, 2012

Joyous group-think.

I photographed a pretty meaningless Vikings preseason game and  witnessed something pretty extraordinary. Bored fans began doing the wave, and I was thinking to myself, man, this is an impressive wave. Lots of screaming and everyone on their feet. And then a few fans started throwing their programs, and shortly after EVERYONE started throwing them. Thousands and thousands of people tossing their programs skyward and eventually ripping them up into confetti, showering their neighbors. It was a ridiculous and wonderful moment of a sort of joyous group-think. Literally everyone tossing ripped up paper into the air and laughing uproariously about it. It was so fun to watch!

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