I have been member of this rowdy and ruckus group for since 2008. When the students chant, sing, jump and scream together defines a mob to me. I wanted to try and capture what that was and how it felt. The task was a little harder than I anticipated. Not because of the cold and the lights and the angles I had to work around. The actual mob itself was hard to pull away from.
When I am photographing any event I need to separate myself for the proceedings, to become more of an ignored piece of decoration that moves from one place to another. I could not separate myself for the mob of the MUSS.
Singing while the band plays Metallica, chocolate milk to those who know it, or Utah Man fight song . Putting up your hands and doing the U of U Chop. Jumping and screaming at the top of your lungs during a defensive 3rd down. Even jumping on my visible horse and riding during a specific western song. The atmosphere is intoxicating and pulls me in every time.
So my image is more about not being able to distance yourself from a mob. Like Al Pachino said "Just When I thought I was out they pull me back in."