I've been routinely taking photographs of fans at Steelers games for this blog for eight seasons now, and never had a particularly catchy name for this feature (I think 'Scenes from the Parking Lot' or derivatives thereof have been most frequently used).
Given the popularity of Humans of New York and its many spinoffs (including a local one), I think we'll go with that as a title, minus the heartwarming vignettes about humanity and rather with the occasional smart aleck comment. And more accurately it should be the Humans, Clever Getups, and Food & Drink of Heinz Field.
(Note: A small number of the pics from inside the Great Hall are leftovers from the Cleveland game)
This is how you start a day off. Win or lose, you're gonna have a good time.
Pierogies, kielbasa & Mineo's. That's a party.
Fashionistas: Houndstooth, Zubaz, Wigs and Horizontals are the rage, dahhhling.
"Dahn Dog" lolz ... Guy on bottom left looks like a repatriated G-20 protestor. Love the really retro LOOOOOUUU jersey.
It was a Steelers game, but the second annual Buctober is nigh, so we have no problem letting these slide.
I thought that haircuts like the one on the bottom right only lived in lore, but I am wrong.
Place on the top left is easily among the best Steelers bars in America.
Major anachronistic jersey foul in the top left corner. Vintage Lloyd & Woodson. Bottom right fun but questionable.
Directions home, awesome vintage, Metal and Snark.
A banana, ladies with a lucky lawn gnome, Keisel disciples & the Terrible Tat. It takes all sorts.
The Pittsburgh pope getting photobombed by Sinead O' Connor in top left? Gent at the bottom may renounce his Waltzing Matilda status after Brad Wing's shank of a punt.
Top left: St. Louis Steelers Fan Club T-shirts. Because I'm an idiot, I though they were French fries at first. But it's the Gateway Arch. Duh.
Terrible game, but a beautiful day, and it was heartening to see many, many fans visiting at the new World War II monument, which is a wonderful new addition to the North Shore park. Check it out when you have a chance.