betrayed by the jumbotron
August 22, 2010 11:18 AM Subscribe
Do baseball stadiums hire performers to act like audience members to entertain the crowd on the jumbotron?
posted by astrid to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (27 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I went to a Dodger game, where the jumbotron cameras focused on a little kid in the audience, who was rocking out, dancing, and air guitar-ing to the song. Everyone loved him and it was super cute and funny. I happened to go to another Dodger game a few weeks later, where the jumbotron camera focused on a dude lip syncing and singing along to the music and basically hamming it up for the camera. THEN that same little kid from last time showed up and started dancing! It looked like the same kid in the same little blue jersey.
Were they hired performers? Is that something that stadiums do to keep people from getting bored in the middle of the game?