Unless you’ve been living under a rock, my Baltimore Ravens brought home their second Lombardi Trophy on Sunday! I can’t tell you how excited I was watching the game with friends. It was the same group I’ve been watching the games with because if it works, it’s not weird. We had great food, beer and a very exciting game. Here are a few photos from the night!
Then it was announced that there would be a parade and celebration on Tuesday. You can guess where I was! I headed down with a friend and man, was it something else. The traffic and parking situation were crazy. We parked two miles away and walked. It was worth it. When we saw how and where people were parking, I knew that someone was going to be pissed when they tried to leave. We made it to the stadium around 10:30-11:00 and the place was already packed! They even allowed people onto the field. Instead of dealing with that we went right to the upper deck to find a seat. We ended up having a great view. We were right where the players were being introduced and near the stage!
I told you it was crazy! And this doesn’t even include all the people that lined the streets for the parade. They estimate between the stadium and the city, about 200,000 people attended. They actually had to close the gates at M&T because it reached capacity! How crazy is that?! The stadium has enough seats for 70,000 people, so just think about that! People were standing all over the place inside. I’m glad we were a happy bunch and nothing went wrong. It was simply amazing to see. People of all ages were there. I saw parents with kids, groups of friends, the random singles and everything in between.
I’m glad, thrilled, I was able to take part in this. The team really loves this city, just like we love the team. They were filming and taking photos of the crowd, almost like we were the celebrities. Everyone was smiling, clapping, cheering and singing. Of course, some of them shouldn’t be singing and yes, I’m talking to you Ed Reed. You never know when something like this will ever happen again. All I can say is if your team wins something big and they have an event like this, go. It’s worth it. It’s worth sitting in the cold for hours. It’s worth walking a total of four miles. It’s worth sitting in traffic for almost two hours. It’s worth it.