September 6, 2011

Bear Down!

One of my favorite things about this time of year is the start of football season. So, when my friend, Caitlin, from grad school, called last week to ask if I wanted to join her for a Bears game, of course I was on board.

Oh, how I love my Bears! I would never turn down Bears tickets!

The tickets were for Thursday's game, the last preseason game, but it was against the Browns, so we knew we had a good chance to see a win. Oh, and did I mention these tickets (and parking) were free??? 

Our original view. Still not bad.
I love my life!

And if I'm completely honest, I was thankful for an opportunity to experience another Bears game without my ex-boyfriend. I hated that my only other game was tied to memories of him, and this was a great chance to create new memories that had nothing at all to do with him.

So, on what I swear was the hottest, most humid day of the year, we went to the game, decked out in our navy and orange, ready to cheer on our boys. We had about an hour to tailgate in the parking lot before the game. Honestly, that was all the time we needed. We chugged down a few beers and were ready to go.

Our seats were in the 300 level behind the endzone. The thing I love about Soldier Field is that there really isn't a bad seat in the entire stadium. Even from way up there, we could see all the action, even if some of us didn't wear our glasses and couldn't tell who was who (no one I know... I'm just sayin').

As we sat there, though, Caitlin and I were enviously texting other friends at the game with seriously better seats. Our mutual friend, Aaron, was there with a couple friends (one who I went to high school with) with season tickets at the 100 level. He said there were open seats behind them and to come on down.

Our view from our new seats!
So, like any good rule breakers, we made our way down to his section, and he came out with "extra" tickets for us. Okay, so they really belonged to the other people who were sitting there, but we just needed to get past security. And we got to watch the rest of the game from amazing seats. Holla!

Being that close to the field make the game so much more exciting to watch. That's where the hardcore fans sit, ya'll!  I loved the atmosphere. It was awesome!

Oh, and we won! That was pretty cool too. Even if it was only preseason.

This is gonna be a good season. I just know it.

Go Bears!! 

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