When we got there and started setting up, a group of military guys and their wives/girlfriends pulled up right across from us and starting setting up tables, chairs, tents, and their own spread of beer and food. It was pretty hilarious to watch them set up. We were convinced they had a pre-determined game plan where everyone had assigned tasks because their tailgate was up in about 10 minutes. I'd say there were maybe 10-15 of them in 3 pickups. Anyway, Joe, George, and I started setting up and I threw on some burgers and kebobs.
|We had a little mishap with one of the burgers|
|Walking into the Stadium|
|From Our Seats|
The game itself was...well...the NFL All-Star game. These guys really look at the Pro Bowl as a free trip for them and their families to come to Hawaii. They don't take the game seriously AT ALL. It was actually kind of humorous (more so b/c I was drunk). When the ball was snapped, the linemen just stood up and sort of held each other up. When Adrian Pederson would run into a tackle, he just fell down. It was clear they were playing not to get hurt. By the end of the second quarter, the NFC was winning like 45-0. So Joe and I decided to see the halftime show and go back to the parking lot. The truth is, once the tailgate got going, we didn't really want to leave. It was too much fun. It was even fun during the 20 minutes of rain we had before the game started. So we went back to the parking lot, found the guys tailgating still (they didn't actually have tickets to the game) and just kept eating and drinking. Eventually we met up with Alan and George and went home.
It was a pretty fun day and I was definitely happy that I got the chance to go.