I want to start by saying how unnatural it is for me to write about football, but in fitting with the theme of sticking out like a sore thumb, I am just going to go with it.
On our second to last day in NY, Troy, Jon, Doug and I ventured from Manhattan to Jersey to watch the NY Giants play the Pittsburgh Steelers... the tailgating was OUT OF CONTROL as you can see from the below picture. It was a sea of blue, red and Denver Hayes... I rolled in wearing a leopard print sweater and grey skinny jeans... the only red thing I had on me was my Starbucks cup. Awkward.
We were getting some serious stares from the locals who had all the comforts of home in their designated parking space- beer, sausages, propane tanks, chips, chairs, music.. so major, and so quickly bought some toques from a vendor in order to be a little more discreet.
By the end of the game I went with the full Monty of Giants gear in order to fend off the minus 50 wind chill that I was feeling as we sat and watched the Steelers win the game. It was a crazy day and pretty neat to see New Yorkers screaming and fighting (literally) for their beloved Giants.
Below is the progression of my outfits...
|Tailgating... you really have to see it to believe it|
|#tourists... I think Troy actually said to me, "You have to get rid of that cup!"|
|Giants toques: check!|
|Down on the field watching the Steelers warm up- this was really neat!|
|National Anthem was sung by Megan Hilty from one of my shows, Smash|
|Got the blanket and jacket... still cold.|
|And then just straight up cuddling with Doug to keep warm... what a day!|