Monday, November 17, 2008

Is Best Buy this year's mall hang out?

Last weekend my husband and I went to Best Buy to purchase the DVD, "Get Smart" and to look at subwoofers and although it hadn't been part of the plan, to browse the TVs. Why not? After all, we were childless for the evening and had nothing better to do on a Friday night.

What we found there were a bunch of teens and tweens playing in the video console aisles. Not just a few mind you, a bunch! In one aisle they were playing Guitar Hero, in another they were playing Rock Band. There were no less than three systems in use. It was even more interesting that I didn't see what looked to be their parents around. They had all drawn quite a crowd and it looked to be a bit of a jam off complete with people rotating in and out. It made me wonder... is Best Buy the new mall? Do parents drop their kids off to play Rock Band only to pick them up when the store is about to close? If I stuck it out until closing would I simply see teens and tweens lined up in front of the store, cell phones in hand, calling their parents because "the show was over?"

1 comment:

Stampmouse said...

Yeah that happens alot there. oh well kids gotta do something I suppose