Some pre-game pictures below. I didn't take any during the game because I knew it would be way too rowdy for camera safety when the crowd went wild as the first small group of Saints players walked on the field just to warm up. Fans started howling, clapping, jumping up and down, twirling their towels, waving their signs and the popcorn started flying.
I knocked a beer out of the hand of the guy behind me with my towel dubbed "The Terrible Towel" after a catch by my Saints boyfriend, Marques Colston. Not long after that my brother, Dave, accidentally smacked me on the boob during a frenzy of hand slapping over another good play. Things were very crazy all night. I was very hoarse yesterday from all the yelling and screaming I did.
The Saints and the fans were on fire Monday night. It was the best football game ever.
Oh! U2 and Green Day were pretty good, too.
NFL = NOLA Football Lovers
|NFL In NOLA
The Goo Goo Dolls played outside the stadium before the game.
|Goo Goo Guy
Dale & Renee enjoy a calm moment. (I like Dale's hand-decorated top hat.)
|Renee & Dale
Phil, a friend from work, with his wife, Mary, and his special sign. ESPN flashed it on the screen with about 3 minutes left in the game.
|Phil & Mary
Ready for some football!
|Juannie and Me
The crowd went wild when U2 and Green Day sang the refrain during "The Saints Are Coming".
|U2 and Green Day
The Black & Gold brigade take to the field!
|Saints Go Marching In