Saturday I attended my first Division I college football game at the University of Texas in Austin, and captured the experience.

One thing I noticed immediately was that throughout the city of Austin, it was 'Gameday.' At breakfast we ran into loads of Longhorn fans dressed in varying degrees of burnt orange.

En Route to the game we passed patios filled with patrons all showing their spirit in 'Gameday' attire, and college football was on every TV screen I passed. I witnessed my first tailgaters, and was truly impressed with the elaborate set ups that included satellite dishes with big screen TVs, tents and grills.

The experience was all that I hoped it would be. I even got to relive my adolescent band nerd days, and enjoyed watching the Texas Longhorn Marching Band enter the stadium and perform prior to the game, during the game and of course half-time.

Yes, Matthew McConaughey was at the game after his speech earlier that week to the Horns, how could he not be? We saw him on the big screen at the game a few times, and we spotted him in his suite as well. He cheered with the rest of the fans, and encouraged his team, despite their loss. All in all it was a great experience, and I look forward to attending another game with my bestie.


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