Years back I took a cruise to the Bahamas, to the islands of Nassau and Freeport. On the latter of those, they were selling these giant conch shells for $5. (In the U.S., you can order one online for like $45. Yeah, I know - Why would you do that?)
I treated the solar eclipse the way I treat a football game. Took a look at the beginning... tried to be there for the best part... and listened around me to hear how it turned out... but never sat down to watch it, nor did I go out of my way.