"Big Dave" in disguise; hiding from Melissa
29 March 2009 | (part 2a)
One fixture of HK 7s worth mentioning would be Melissa, a slinky blonde extrovert, who I'm told is a local aerobics instructor - those of you from the SF Bay Area, think Joanie Greggins in high-heel black boots, with lots of attitude. Each year, she roams the stadium with a camera crew, whipping up the crowd; "discovering" characters and giving them 15 seconds of fame on the stadium screen; and just generally having a good time. My Aussie friend "Big Dave" is a favorite target of hers, and she seems to get a great deal of pleasure torturing him by hauling his shirt up and rubbing his belly, all the while leering at the camera and whispering in Dave's ear.