Originally Posted by Skip Towne
Hey, MHM, you're back. Could you give us a synopsis of your "Arrowhead Experience"? Did you have good seats, etc.?
Aside from it being as cold as I've been in years... and DEN playing like hell, it was a great time. I can't recall the section, but it was in the left corner / upper deck of the endzone that received zero sunlight. It was maybe 10 degrees outside (give or take a few degrees), but with the wind and no sun ... our section was ice.
So, after the first few series - we just moved to the sun. It wasn't an issue, b/c there were plenty of seat options.
Overall, the stadium was pretty cool. The atmosphere was great and the fans really got into it which made it exciting.
The funny part was getting there with my brother in law. He doesn't spend much time on the Internet, but I was telling him we would try to find the guys at B5. He was a bit perplexed that I was trying to meet people that I've only talked with on the Internet ... Chiefs' fans even. So, we pulled in and one section over from where we parked, I saw B5.
Cool! Then it dawned on me, it's arctic like temperatures and everyone will be wrapped up, how in the hell am I going to find these guys without walking up to each tailgating crew and asking "Are you the ChiefsPlanet crew?"
Then it happened...
I was telling Joel (brother in law) about a few of the 'characters' from the site. (We had already run into Weirdwolf howling in the parking lot.) I'm looking at the actual B5 sign and I see this dude, with yellow and red bell bottoms. I said "Joel, now be prepared... I think that's First Down Elvis... I think we get along, but I know we like kicking each other verbally in the groin on the message boards... this could be interesting."
So, I walked up to the group - I was wearing a DEN sweatshirt, so it was obvious that I was not a Chiefs' fan. StevieRay turned to me with this "who are you look" and I said "Stevie Ray?" He said "yes" and all I said was "Mile High Mania".
And from there, it was greatness. I met Dartgod, KC Dan, Jazzlover and several others. These guys cooked the hell out of a pig. Yes, a full pig ... not just a pork BBQ set up, hooves, tail, head... they pulled the skin off there and everything.
Overall, it was a great time... it could have been about 20 degrees warmer though. It was fun meeting everyone.