I was able to obtain a ticket to see the New Orleans Saints play Atlanta through a neighbor. The Saints home games are great experiences and I wanted to see my new home team. The games begin with a three hour rally in Champions Square outside the dome. This one was fueled by the Rebirth Brass Band and another team of drummers. Great food was offered and I had a shrimp poboy. Below you can see my experiences through the pre-game into the game.
The first sequence of game pictures cover the Saints first scoring play. There is the start, the touchdown catch in the end zone, the refs signalling a tocuhdown, and the score board doing the same. They went to win 41 - 0 ovw=er Tampa Bay so it was a happy group of fans after a season with many frustrations. I sat with a lively group of regulars, including 4 popes and a painter, Frenchy, who has a stuido in my neighborhood. He did a painting of the fans during the game.