Agree with the sentiments in Crash’s original post.
When I was a kid I used to dream of going to Grey Cups - always seemed so elusive, not just for my team but big sports events in general, having immigrant parents who didn’t really follow Canadian traditions.
Being older and having some disposable income I’ve had the good fortune to attend several Cups, both out west and in Ott, Tor and of course here in Hamilton. It’s always a great time and you will start to see and meet the same people every year who make it an annual tradition.
The game itself always seems secondary. If you have never been, please at least take the time to take in some of the events around the city. If you only get to one team party try Spirit of Edmonton, believe they will be holding it at Bridgeworks near bayfront. If boozing isn’t your thing, James Street should be hopping and the Fan Zone at the Armouries is always fun especially if you have kids.
Fans from the other cities are almost always very cool, personally I’ve never been made to feel like an outsider or given too hard a time about wearing Ticat gear, outside of some good natured jabs. It’s a community spirit with a bunch of fellow countrymen who love and follow the CFL. Be gracious hosts, buy a drink for an Argo fan and enjoy the weekend.
I am looking forward to the events on the Saturday downtown, especially the Covention Centre football themed stuff.
I’m undecided on the game itself. It might actually depend on the weather forcast now that the Cats are out.
In terms of Greenday at halftime, that’s cool but their 15 minute 3 or 4 song set is not enough of a reason for me in itself. I am interested in seeing the stadium transformed, especially the Cannon street area.
Coming in from BC. Bro coming in from Newfoundland. All staying with the other bro who lives smack in the middle of downtown.
Going to enjoy all the festivities and treat people from out of town with a ton of hospitality. Grey Cup weeks are such a great time. Celebrate our league!
Time to make the Hammer shine!