This year my husband and I were at home in Edmonton for the Grey Cup. Neither of us had ever been to one before, so we decided to go rather than sell our tickets when the Eskimos didn’t make it. It was an unusual experience, and one which we will remember for a long time. It was not an exciting game; in fact, it was a low-scoring defensive match that had very little excitement until the final few minutes when the Saskatchewan Roughriders almost took the lead, before throwing a fatal interception. It was an exciting atmosphere though, with more people in one place than I have ever experienced. Even though there were fans from both sides of the game scattered throughout the stands, everyone was civil and had a great time. Dancing to keep warm at half time was fun and watching the funny costumes people donned was a lesson in creativity. I probably wouldn’t go again to a Grey Cup where my home team was not playing, but I am glad we did go just to enjoy something new.
The day after the game, someone sent us a website with panoramic shots taken in the stadium that day. Here is the photo of us. (Click on the photo to get a closer look.)
If you want to look at more of the photos from the stands that day, here are some links.
From those three main links, you can zoom in closer to see people’s faces. Fascinating and creepy all at the same time; Big Brother really is watching.