Harvey’s and Football
My parents decided to treat my brother and I to a Harvey’s dinner. It seemed like any ordinary dinner. I thought nothing of it until my Dad pulled his phone out. My parents were going on about something; I wasn’t paying very much attention to them. Then out of the blue, my Dad turned off his phone and told me, “You and I are going to the football game on Saturday!” I was obviously in complete shock as I had never been to a football game in my life, and according to my parents, I had a priceless face.
It was finally game day and I was PUMPED! Ever since I was 8 years old I watched the football games with my Dad on the television. It was so surreal to be able to watch it live and in action. I had put 3 layers of clothing on as my Mom told me it would be cold, which it was. My Dad and I left at around 12pm so we could be there a bit earlier. When we arrived at the parking lot for season ticket holders, my Dad showed the man some sort of ticket to get us in the parking lot.
My Dad parked the car and we walked to the football field. When we got to our gate, my Dad showed them the tickets. We were body scanned and we went towards the staircase. As we were walking towards the stairs, my Dad noticed a small stand-up shop. We waited in line and my Dad bought me a Tiger-Cats blanket. After that, we went up the flight of stairs, past the bar and towards the food/drink area. We waited again in line to order. Eventually, we went up to order. I ordered nachos and cheese with iced tea as my Dad ordered popcorn with a water. We made our way to our seats. Sooner than later, the players ran out. I’m surprised I didn’t lose my voice, considering the fact that I was cheering like a mad man. I mean, I was pretty loud throughout the game. It was my first game after all! I took a lot of notice towards the field, trying to drown out the crowd.
I’d say for my first game, it was pretty good; it was a real nail-biter. The game ended at around 3:30pm on that lovely Saturday November 5th. The team sadly lost 32-25. Honestly, it still was an amazing game. From the laughing at the small crowd of fans for the Montreal Alouettes to the crazy funny comedic-like fans, it was probably one of my favourite memories.