Game Day in Green Bay

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Early morning fog over Lambeau on game day

At about 7:00am, everyone was up and bristling with excitement. There were only five hours until game day!

After breakfast at the hotel, we grabbed the beer we picked up the night before (I decided to go with a 4-pack of Milwuakee's Best Ice), and started walking the two blocks towards Lambeau.  Our other friends weren't quite ready yet, so we decided to take a walk around the stadium to see what was already going on.  So, at about 9:25am, I cracked open my first beer.

It was foggy, slightly windy and about 14 degrees at this time.  We were a little worried about the fog, but there was still time for it to lift.  There were already hundreds of cars out in the lots, either already partying or setting up their spreads.

  Tables upon tables of booze, grills getting fired up, portable deep-fryers eminating various delicious smells and of course, beer flowing freely.  The most interesting things we saw were multiple vehicles that were foremerly abulances, all converted into football party machines! We asked one guy if we could look around his, and he gladly wanted to show it off.  It had a beer tap built in, and he said he didn't have to do much since there were already places for chemical tanks!  Awesome.

We found our friends and continued sipping beer with them through the morning.  Many people were going down the sidewalk heading to the stadium in very interesting garb: fox-fur hats (complete with the head), vintage Acme Packers uniforms, a pair dressed up as Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street, an older man wearing what appeared to be his wife's fur coat.

Packers fans
  "GO PACK GO" yelled random jovial fans as they walked by.  Occasional Seahawks fans would go by and get good natured ribbings, all in good fun.

At one point, I looked down at my beer and noticed that any dribble on the top of the can, as well as any stray foam...were frozen!  Finally, it was almost noon, and thus, game time.  The air had warmed up to a steamy 25 degrees, and the sun had come out and lifted the fog.  We couldn't ask for anything better!

On out way in, we were handed free towells for waving, wiping noses, etc.  They had the Packers logo on them, and said GO PACK GO.  Once inside, we all hit up the restrooms, and then went our separate ways, as no more than two people were seated together.

A converted ambulance that was now a Packers party machine
  We grabbed some Miller High Life and Wisconsin Beef Sticks and found our seats, section 123, row 7...on the 25 yard line, behind the Seahawks' bench.  NICE.

The excitement was in the air as the stands filled up, and the starters came out of the tunnel.  Some guy who was a runner up on American Idol sang the National Anthem, and some military jets flew over.  Long story short, by half time, the Packers were dominating.

At half time, we got a unique show; "lumberjacks" came out with chainsaws and hand saws to compete in sawing through some logs.  Only in Wisconsin would you see such a thing.

Well, four interceptions, and a whole lot of scoring later, the Packers came out victorious, 48-10.  With the Giants' loss, they were guarenteed a spot in the playoffs, so everyone was extra happy.

Packer nation entering the stadium
  Chants and high-fives all around...and it would mean a continuation of the party.

After getting sandwiches at a local Jimmy John's in order to soak up what we'd already had, we bought more beer and headed to the Best Western for more poolside fun.  A side trip was made to the hotel bar, where we took turns singing Karaoke, and then it was off to Stadium View to close out the night.  And what a night it was, full of more chanting and yelling, cursing at the Redskins/Cowboys game on TV (everyone hates the Cowboys) and more drinking and dancing.  By 2am, we were all exauhsted, after one of the most fun days of our lives!  When in Green Bay!

DCBackpacker says:
Sounds like you experienced a typical gameday in Green Bay...it really is unlike any other, and I've been to plenty of games in Baltimore and DC!

Did you have a tower of beer at the Stadium View? How about cheese curds?
Posted on: Dec 30, 2009
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Early morning fog over Lambeau on …
Early morning fog over Lambeau on…
Packers fans
Packers fans
A converted ambulance that was now…
A converted ambulance that was no…
Packer nation entering the stadium
Packer nation entering the stadium
Yes, we were this close.
Yes, we were this close.
Wisconsin Beef Sticks, free towell…
Wisconsin Beef Sticks, free towel…
Partying at the houses across the …
Partying at the houses across the…
One of the houses across the stree…
One of the houses across the stre…
On one of Green Bays infamous sno…
On one of Green Bay's infamous sn…
Stadium View bar is hoppin at 10am
Stadium View bar is hoppin' at 10am
Wisconsin Cooler
"Wisconsin Cooler"
Ambulance
Ambulance
Tundra Drumline.  Only all-white d…
Tundra Drumline. Only all-white …
Beer freezing on the lid
Beer freezing on the lid
Warmups
Warmups
Halftime entertainment hahaha
Halftime entertainment hahaha
Interesting characters in the crowd
Interesting characters in the crowd
Final score!
Final score!
Green Bay is the smallest city to …
Green Bay is the smallest city to…
Singing karaoke at the Best Wester…
Singing karaoke at the Best Weste…
Finishing the party at Stadium View
Finishing the party at Stadium View
PLAYOFFS!!!
"PLAYOFFS!!!"
Dancing the night away
Dancing the night away
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