Over the past three years, I’ve had the opportunity to perform my kid’s balloon entertainment for the Chicago White Sox. One of the neatest things about being a balloon entertainer is that I see things that the general public doesn’t have access to. As an entertainer, we check in early and see the pregame prep for the fans. I’ve seen the vendors getting ready, customer service attendants doing bomb checks, athletes working out, and visiting the ballpark before the fans enter the stadium.
Here are two pictures of US Cellular before the kid’s game. This is a panoramic view from the 1st level.
This view is taken from the bottom of the 5th level. This is the highest level at US Cellular Field.
While performing at this event, a loud BANG happened 20 feet from where I was working! I quickly turned to see a mini Pepsi refrigerator fall off the vendor’s display and hit a brick pillar, and shattered into hundreds of pieces. Vendor Services was quick and had the mess cleaned, and verified that nobody was injured. I have to admit the Chicago White Sox’s staff works very hard to keep the stadium clean throughout the game. I overheard a supervisor call that a bag of popcorn was spilled and requested that it be cleaned, and in minutes it was. It is nice to work with professionals who take public safety seriously.