This is the 2nd part in the narrative of the Cal FanFest 2007. Please read the earlier portions first to be up to date.
As we got to the front of the line, a gentleman there said that the line was for entering the field. And that the field wouldn’t be open for another 10 minutes. And that you could easily just walk right in if you had no interest in entering the field. And you could easily enter the field from the stands when they opened the gates. So, basically, there was no reason to wait in the line, because you could just walk into the stadium, get down by the field, and walk in a lot quicker than if you were in line. But because we are all sheep, we just up and waited in line.
No matter, we walked in and went into the stands. There was thought of getting the free burritos, but there was a line for those and we felt that we’d miss out on getting to run onto the field at first chance. So, we got down right by the field and watched the players start to trickle out. At first, it was some players I didn’t really recognize.
Although then that running back Vereen came down.
And Don Cheadle showed up.
It was kind of a process of elimination. Players that people didn’t really know well were easily able walk down without getting hounded for autographs. Which makes me sad that this guy made it down so quick:
But then, yknow, I saw Forsett walk out and just get mobbed. This is either Kyle Reed or DJ Campell, but either way he looks 45:
And then, all of a sudden, the big guns started coming down. Beginning with the biggest gun of them all, DeSean Jackson. To avoid the mugging or just because he has a giant ego (or a little from column a and a little from column b), he had a posse of security guards.
HE WALKED RIGHT BY ME ON THE WAY DOWN. UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!! TO HELP HIM, I EVEN YELLED "MAKE A HOLE" IN CLASSIC BAND FASHION.
After DeSean headed down the field, Nate came out. If it had been the other way, I think I woulda been "OH MY SCIENCE, NATE LONGSHORE!" Instead I was like "That’s not DeSean at all!" He also has grown his hair out and looks vaguely like a hobo. I half-expected him to have all his possessions in a bindle over his shoulder. Oh well.
And now and only now did the day actually begin. They opened the gates to the field and the mad dash to get to Nate and DeSean began. I will detail that in the next installment as I attempt to describe, using words, what words.cannot.describe. GO BEARS!!!