Friday night was the Big Orange Blast. It was a "rally" for the fans and a concert featuring Sara Evans, who was only eye candy for the boys! You know we can't go anywhere without some sort of chaos. When Daniel and I walked into our hotel room we shut the door without finding the light switch first. So, Daniel dropped the suitcase (in the middle of the floor unbeknownst to me) and went to find some light. I proceeded to the bathroom to turn that light on. I soon met the floor with my face. I completely tripped over the suitcase and almost wet myself laughing so hard. So, I woke up this morning all bruised but extremely pumped for the game! Daniel was like a kid on Christmas morning!
We arrived at the Vol Walk early so we could get a prime spot and that we did. We did get (or have to, you would understand if you were there) an evangelist. A story for another time. But the atmosphere is just amazing. There was a sea of orange! It is hard to even put into words how incredible it was and the pictures don't even do it justice. It is just an environment that cannot be duplicated. I am sure it is like that whoever your team is!
We found our seats about an hour early but that gave us a chance to get pumped up for game time. Our seats were perfect. We were in one of the end zones and only 6 rows away from the field. There was a passion at this game that has been missing from UT football. There was a fire! You could see it and feel it all over the place. There is just nothing quite like it.
We are home for tonight and then headed to KY tomorrow for another exciting night of music with Jamey Johnson. Then next week it is back to business. 4 days until surgery.