Last weekend, I crossed something off my bucket list and went here:
That's right: Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. One of my clients this summer gave me two tickets and I couldn't wait for October 20th to roll around! As it turns out, a couple nights before the game I met up with an old friend of mine from the Grand Geneva. She and her husband were going, too, and invited us to join us for some tailgating. We got there a couple of hours before the game and enjoyed visiting with them.
The experience of going to a Packers game is VERY unique. We paid $10 to park in some lady's driveway. Our friends paid $20 to park on a lawn around the corner, where you were allowed to use the bathrooms in the house while tailgating. Everywhere we looked, there were people just walking around the streets with drinks in their hands. It's as if the stadium was dropped in the middle of a middle-class neighborhood - it was literally a block from the driveway where we parked. Very surreal.
Chris and I with Stephanie and Dan before the game.
Our seats were great! Row 17 and right near the end zone!
The polka song was a highlight. Most people are season ticket holders and go every week. They know all the people in the seats around them and probably have for years.
I zoomed in on this one, but was still really impressed by how close our seats were.
Thankfully, Chris watched the weather and bought us ponchos because it rained the whole time. Nothing could put a damper on the time we had, though. We're both so glad we had the experience!