We didn't realize at first it was Homecoming but we didn't let that deter us. It took quite a circuitous route to get tickets but we were eventually successful and found ourselves in the bleachers, choosing seats near the band.
Sitting in the student section was an experience in and of itself. Not knowing the fight song or the alma mater song, or why they sing a song about the Chicago Fire, we felt a little left out at times, but we quickly caught on to the little diddies the band played in between plays. We had a great time.
The weather was perfect. Cool when we arrived but by the end of the first quarter we were both out of our sweatshirts and basking in the sun. We're both pink on the right sides of our faces today.
We left after the halftime band show. After indulging in two hot dogs and a pretzel. After witnessing more than our fair share of drunk college kids, but also participating in the mass celebration of a touchdown and a great catch. We laughed with the band's antics and we cheered for the team.
It was, all told, a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
At the game.