By chance, and much to my glee… I was given 4 tickets to the Minnesota Vikings pre-season game tonight!
So I gathered 3 of my friends and we went! This was my very first vikings game, ever… and the seats were awesome! (10th row, on the 30 yard line.)
Due to a bad storm a couple of winters ago, heavy snow on the marshmallow-ey roof of the Metrodome collapsed it. They have since rebuilt it and things are pretty much back to normal. But, for a few reasons, the team is getting a new stadium. So, sadly, this was very likely the last time that I will ever be in the Dome for a sporting event… I made sure to enjoy every second! I even got to exit through the big doors (because of the air pressure to keep the roof inflated, if you open the main doors it creates a big wind tunnel that propels you outside. It’s just plain fun!)!
It also turns out that I knew one of the cheerleaders! I went to elementary school with a girl that (thanks to facebook) I knew was a cheerleader last year, but who knew anymore. We sat down in our seats, and well, hey! I haven’t seen the girl in many years, I’ll admit… but it was still neat.
In the end, we lost the game 10-12 (seems to be the usual trend), but that last quarter was close! I have hope for a better season than the last couple of years.
It was SUCH a fun night, and I felt so lucky to have been gifted such great tickets! Maybe I’ll be able to get to another Vikings game someday… perhaps even against… the Packers?!