No, not the deranged, French speaking, slack-off denizen of beautiful Down-Town Ohio.
The Randall with two L's
Camp Randall. Like, the stadium where the Wisconsin Badgers throw parties for 80,000.
On Wisconsin, On Wisconsin
Dude emails me with an offer of 4, count 'em-FOUR season tickets, 45 yard line, twenty seven rows up right behind the Badger bench. And the sweet part is the are HALF price tickets
(called obstructed view- pffft, I'veused 'em before; if someone gets smacked RIGHT in front of the bench, you may not see all the blood)
So I am slacking at work and making some phone calls. Kick-off is 11am. Lucinda and Joslyn and I were just talking about a football game in Madison and how much fun it can be. Joslyn is checking with Carver, but it all seems like a lock. Now, please, I will not disrespect any other Big Ten schools, but Wisconsin rocks for football. I would go to Camp for the party even if they DID NOT play a game. Beer is all over the place, brats and cheese are readily available!!And the Marching Band is truly awesome.
Now the partying starts early, but the best tradition is at the end of the game. That’s when the band does the "Fifth Quarter." Usually 50,00 fans hang around to sing and dance to stadium favorites such as "On Wisconsin" and the "Bud" song, which is punctuated by the phrase: "When you’ve said Wisconsin, you’ve said it all!" The whole stadium rocks. And the partying continues all day. You never know what will happen. I remember some very memorable times there when I was in my twenties. Or, I sorta remember them. On one occasion I hitch-hiked from Oshkosh to Madison...... and woke up Sunday morning in Chicago. That one is a real foggy memory.
We're checking out the Dane after the game
Great beer. Great Burgers.
And the cozy part is that the Black Keys are playing a free show that night. At the alliant Center.
Bubba is going down to the concert and we may hook up with him there. Or maybe not.
Fuck Politics..... gonna catch me a football game!!!