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Event Photography: New Stadium, Same Old Ending

This past weekend was Homecoming at the University of Michigan. For its alumni, the university pulled out all the stops.

Take, for example, the College of Engineering. My father’s an alum, and I attended the college’s events with him. The pre-game party included a Michigan Marching Band concert…

Event photography - Michigan Marching Band performing in Ann Arbor, Michigan

An a capella version of "Hail to the Victors" from Amazin’ Blue…

Event photography - Amaizin Blue performing in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Since this is the University of Michigan College of Engineering, your pregame party must include a car show. Doesn’t matter if the car is powered by the sun and driven by the national champion Solar Car Team…

Event photography - University of Michigan Solar Car Team members and their championship vehicle

Or if you’re like the the University of Michigan Formula SAE Team, which races a gasoline-powered car…

Event photography - University of Michigan Formula SAE Team members and their car

On to the game.

Michigan Stadium just underwent a renovation and expansion, which included the addition of skybox seating. It’s still the biggest football stadium in the country…

Event photography - Fans entering Michigan Stadium before the 2010 Homecoming Game

There was much anticipation in the air when the Michigan Wolverines came out for their pre-game warmup…

Event photography - Michigan Wolverine football team doing warmups before the 2010 Homecoming Game

The excitement grew more intense as the Michigan Marching Band’s pre-game show began…

Event photography - Flag runners at the start of the Michigan Marching Band performance before the 2010 Homecoming Game

Despite the new stadium, the Wolverine faithful saw the same old, same old. Our Michigan team just couldn’t get it done on the field. Much disappointment in the stands…

Event photography - Michigan Football fans at the 2010 Homecoming Game

Final score: Iowa 38, Michigan 28.

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