Trip to the footy game

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The tension started to mount even before fans got in to the stadium. Armed with their faces painted and their footy game voice, the battle between the long time rivals Carlton Blues and Collingwood Magpies is going to get underway. Getting ready for the game, everything becomes a running commentary. The bus station is just a sea of Magpies and Blues colors. It seems like the clowns are in town. Clowns all dressed up in either black and whites, or navy blue, with faces painted ready to entertain, or in this case, be entertained.

The collective nerves and tensions are evident on the faces of the fans trying to hold back from pre-game cheering. Until some one no longer can and shouted something which I couldn't make out. The rest of the fans just follow suit and before I know it, there is the huge roar coming from the fans even before we entered the stadium.

The initial siren sounds sparking once again a roar around the ground. The electricity created would have powered the lights had it been a night game. A small brawl and a bit of a push and shove combine to create the perfect start to a perfect rivalry game.


I love being in a sports game atmosphere. It was exciting and invigorating. Being in the crowd of 20,000 people supporting 2 teams was unbelievable. Everyone was so excited; yelling and screaming. People were doing the wave, holding different flag and banners and different cheers, and when I sit back and listen, all I could hear was one loud roar of all the fans screaming and shouting for either teams. Being in this atmosphere made my adrenaline pumped and it makes me want to be involved. 'The world of sports also offers us the chance...