As the train arrived at the station Child No. 2 and I high tailed it to the collection marquee while the two plus ones meandered up to the stadium. Concerned about missing the game and the centre bounce (kick off) we ran up myriad of stairs and sprinted to the collection marquee only to find that there had been some 'issue' and we had to queue. Well there were approximately 10 people in front of me and all I could hear was the roar of the crowd from inside the stadium every time something exciting happened and from where I was standing there was a lot of roaring and often. Eventually they gave us tickets. Whilst they were NOT Reserved seating as promised but General Admission, they were free tickets nonetheless and we were busting to get inside. We hurried in only to be directed to the 4th floor; OK no big deal sometimes the best view is halfway up and behind the goals. We handed the man our tickets and we were directed to "any seating that starts after AA". Now if you know the layout of a stadium and how the seating works you know where I'm going with this.
We started ascending the stairs and just kept climbing and climbing until there were only six rows of seats behind us. Going back for snacks and refreshments was not an option. The players looked like ants and I'm pretty sure the air was a lot thinner up there because within 5 minutes of being seated we were all laughing and having a great time even though we could barely see the game below. Even the screens weren't much help and I'm pretty sure I scared the people off next to me because I was clearly affected by the altitude and being overly friendly. I didn't give them my number or even a business card but a lot was said about 'our' team and 'the other' team and suddenly they were gone. I thought they were nice people.
Anywho the point I'm trying to make here is that we could have been at home in the comfort of our own lounge room with some beautifully prepared Lee's Quick and Easy Hommus and Black Olive Tapenade with fresh vegetable sticks, watched the game and not scared anybody because everyone that knows us understands 'that's how we roll' when it's footy finals.
Unfortunately my team didn't win last week but 'they' and we will be at it again this Saturday night with No Milk No Wheat No Sugar snacks aplenty.
Enjoy your day.