The Saints pulled it off - THANK GOODNESS! There was some weird activity there at the end. Don't know what was up with that. Anyone understand why Drew Brees would run backwards and spike the ball behind the endzone so that the team can score a safety? Why not just spike the ball?? Anywho...
The trip was really great. Not only did I get to see the Saints play, but I got to hang out with actual NOLA friends!
We went to dinner at Smiths of Smithfield - a 5 story restaurant/bar where the higher you go, the more expensive it is. We ate on the 2nd floor. :) They did serve organic beer and I have to take a picture of anything that says "Bob". That's for you dad...
The next day we went to the Tower of London. By the time we ate and toured, it was time to head out to the game.
The stadium is apparently only a couple of years old:
They even set up a tailgating party. It was very strange to see all of the people in football jerseys and then hear their accents - clearly English. There's more international interest than I thought!
I was very impressed with how efficient everything was. I was more impressed that the stadium had it's main focus on the Saints due to the fact that they were giving up a home game to be there. San Diego would've been away regardless. There was a mention in the email sent to all who bought tickets, both scoreboards were all Saints logos, there were huge Saints banners covering the first few rows of seats, and there was a Saints flag on every seat. We had first level seats - not too shabby.
Stereophonics started off the show:
Then Neyo sang the National Anthem:
And then Joss Stone sang God Save the Queen:
One of the many great shots we were able to get.
Overall it was a fantastic experience and I can't wait til next year!!