Things got a little wild during Golden State Tuesday the Warriors Championship Parade Ceremony. Any team that wins a championship can bet the fans will lose their minds along with the athletes who won the title on the field. A young woman decided to take her chance when meeting Stephen Curry face to face and wasted no time in kissing.
Carrie immediately realized that she wasn’t just moving for the hug and backed off before security could intervene. This incident was apparently harmless, but the lack of respect for personal boundaries is troubling. That act isn’t what surprised me, as we’ve seen fans try to do everything they can to get closer to their favorite athletes and artists for decades.
No, I’m thinking the age we live with with COVID is still moving. I understand the excitement about the event, but that’s just too much. The fans already feel entitled in the arenas to say whatever they want to the players on the field. Then we have this kind of incident where someone tramples on another person’s border for their own gain. This is a ridiculous long past.
Clearly the hug wasn’t good enough here. We usually talk about the boundaries between fans and players after some kind of hostile act like fans shouting obscene comments or throwing things. While this incident with Carrie could be considered fun, it was still a huge invasion of personal space. How some people have such little self-awareness so far after the past two years is mind-boggling.
I’m not trying to be Mr. No Fun Guy, but come on, we’re just talking about common sense. Let’s at least try to be sane, folks. Sure, nothing crazy happened, but what if this was someone who wanted to cause Carrie harm, and they came close. It seems a little out there, but you don’t really know someone’s intentions. Even local Bay Area rapper P-Lo got Remove By a fan woke up in the face.
Fortunately, something more serious was avoided but come on, what happened to act like you’ve been there before. Just stay out of people’s grills unless they invite you. Until then, proceed with caution.