Sunday, November 11, 2007

A Thrilling Day

For a few months now, I've been trying to get a ticket to today's Packer game (yes, I still say Packer, not Packers. It's a tradition I like and refuse to change.) While the game was here and we do have season tickets, it was a Milwaukee ticketholders' game, so I was out of luck. I really wanted to go, because my son's high school marching band was playing at half-time. Last year, they were invited to play in the Rose Parade in California, and I wasn't able to go. Every time I see the band march (in local parades), I get teary-eyed. Their camaraderie, unity, and dedication is so inspiring, not to mention the fact that they are amazing. Being asked to play at half-time of a professional football game is proof of how great they are.

After several attempts to trade my tickets for this game (chickened out at the last minute over a Craigslist offer and couldn't get TicketKing to work with me), I had sadly resigned myself to missing the performance. So, imagine my thrill when my dear friend offered me her ticket to today's game, not even knowing I had wanted to go quite badly!! So, not only did I get to go, but I got to sit (for free!!!) on the 50-yard line in a Club Seat! (Those folks in the club seats are livin' large, I tell you. The experience was a blog post in the making, but that's another story...)

The best part of the game for me (aside from kicking Minnesota's butt on a gorgeous fall day, of course) was the half-time show, which was fantastic (in my biased opinion) and seemed to go off without a hitch. Also, The Boy's text to me after they marched off the field, "That was so awesome!" warmed my heart.

The Boy had a great time waiting behind the Minnesota bench before half-time, seeing the players up close. He also said that on the way in, the marching band was very well received by fans, who cheered them on and gave them a hero's welcome. He had a "thrill of a lifetime" marching at Lambeau today....and I got to be there.

Life is good.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful experience for your son and yourself. My family and I are huge Packer fans as well. I'm so glad you were able to be there for your son on such a glorious memorable day. And thank God you have a wonderful friend that would give up her/his ticket for you.
    You and your family are blessed to have each other.


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