It’s been a Hollywood sort of week and the adventures show no sign of stopping. Thursday brought George Clooney into my life, Friday I was on television more times than ever before, Sunday was the NFL and this Thursday we head to another television show taping.
Every year Wembley Stadium hosts the NFL International Series, so two NFL teams play one game in London. Tom’s dad got him two tickets as a going away present (his favourite team is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Jordan’s mom surprised her with two tickets (she’s from Tampa). Our seats were in different sections (Kathryn and Jordan sat together and Tom and I sat together) but we kept up with one another via text.
Tom and I had seats in the “Wembley Club”. That gave us a few extra perks, but we’re still unsure as to what they were. Better seats and fancier restaurants, we think. Either way, we sounded awesome.
I have to admit, I am NOT a fan of American football. I don’t understand the game and I’m certain I lose hundreds of brain cells watching grown men throw themselves at each other. However, I had a great time. Perhaps because we were seated around some real gems so the people watching was endless.
I won’t bore you with the minor details, but some highlights to keep you on the edge of your seat:
1. There was a squirrel on the field
2. They keep the stadium immaculate. The guy across from us spilled his beer and in less than one minute, there was a mop on hand. Impressive.
3. We had a streaker. It was awesome. He ran onto the field and promptly stripped from the waist up. He managed to run around collecting high fives from the players for a good two minutes before anyone from security made a move. He dodged two guards and the entire crowd cheered him on as he headed for the end zone, where he was tackled to the ground.
4. Perhaps the most important highlight of the night was the fact that THE GOO GOO DOLLS WERE THE PRE-GAME SHOW. I don’t know how many of you know this, but I have an astounding love for them. It’s not Clooney big, but it’s big. That unexpected surprise was enough to make sitting through the whole game worth it.