Take it away Mr. Gray.
First and foremost, I would like to apologize (on behalf of all of us) to Andrew for making you “Rock Out” wearing the Michael Jackson glove for over an hour. Time heals all wounds.
I received a phone call from Scott (a graphic designer friend of mine at Western U) outlining this idea they had to shoot a throw back campaign for Western’s homecoming festivities this fall. From the brief discussion over the phone and without seeing layouts I immediately jumped at the idea after hearing the words “Michael Jackson glove” and “Roller Skates”.
The whole idea was based around the thought of “reliving” the experience had at Western. Herb Ballantyne, Mustangs QB and Class of ’46′s dream was relived by current Mustangs QB and Class of ’13, Donnie Marshall.
Judy Alaszkiewicz, MA ’80 and Women’s Athletic Alumni was relived by Dena Gouweloos, BA ’14
and Gary Groulx, Alumni Association Board was relived by University Student Counsel President Andrew Forgione BA ’12.
I found a whole new level of respect for the football players of “back in the day”, after getting an up close look at the flimsy leather helmets they wore and were essentially playing for pride, glory, and not much more.
A HUGE shout out to Scott, Terry, the whole team at Western for pitching in and pulling all of this together, and of coarse all the talent for taking time out of their days to swing by for a little fun. I think we all had a blast!
Fortunately we can make our own educated decision on the days ‘blast-fulness’ as Professor Gray has provided us with some behind the scenes images from his day spent on campus.
Here’s a look at how Western is using the images for their upcoming Homecoming.