We had a very busy weekend and spent a lot of time driving from here to there, but made the most of every bit of it. When we arrived at MSU's campus on Friday night for Melissa's pompon rehearsal, all was quiet, but in was the calm before the storm, since it was game day the next day. We had to take a photo with the Sparty statue, since there was no one around, and that is unusual. Walking around campus at night is beautiful.
We watched Melissa and the MSU Pompon Team at their well attended rehearsal and it was fun to see their routine all come together. I had seen the costumes already, since I was asked to do alterations on them, earlier in the month. That made it especially fun to see the final product and see the girls dressed as spartan warriors (think the movie 300) complete with helmets and shields, making for a very dramatic routine. We had dinner with Melissa after the performance and it is always fun to hear her excitement about what she is working so hard on.
The game. What can I say about the game the next night except that the stadium went from total excitement to total disappointment, in the span of a few hours. It was exciting to be on campus all day. As we hopped from tailgate to bar to another tailgate; all inside since it was very cold, the excitement began to build for the game that would decide the Big Ten Championship game appearance and even had national playoff implications. There were Ohio State fans everywhere making it a true college game day experience. The outcome of the game may have been disappointing and not what we hoped, but we still enjoyed the atmosphere of a game played under the lights. It was quite the weekend.