Going to my first game tomorrow, things I should know?

Discussion in 'Patriots Fan Tailgate Meet Ups' started by neuronet, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. neuronet

    neuronet In the Starting Line-Up

    I'm curious about traditions I should know about at my first Gillette game.

    For instance, is there something everyone shouts when the Pats get a first down, for instance? Any other local traditions I should know about?

    For instance, when the Jets get a first down, should I throw a Jets fan out of the stadium for good luck? :rolleyes:
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2010
  2. MossWelkowski

    MossWelkowski Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    One thing... It wont be as cold as you think. Everyone I'm sure has told you "you're gonna be so cold" Thats really not the case. If you layer up, have some beers, and enjoy the excitement, you don't really think about the cold until the walk from the stadium back to your car.

    I went to the ravens playoff game last year. Highs in the mid 20s, and I was sweating on the walk over.
  3. patriotscpfc

    patriotscpfc Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Make noise on Jets 1st down.
    Make more noise on Jets 2nd down.
    Make even more noise on Jets 3rd down.

    Be silent on Pats 3rd down.

  4. dalero

    dalero PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    You'll be prompted when to yell after a first down. Feel free to toss any Jesst fan in your area.
  5. Brady_to_Moss

    Brady_to_Moss The Butler did it PatsFans.com Supporter

    Be loud whenever the Jets are on the field and yell for FIRST DOWN

    Cant wait!!
  6. blackglass3

    blackglass3 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    On first down you yell "First Down!" You'll get the gist.

    Be loud and have fun!!
  7. denverpatsfan

    denverpatsfan PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Unless you are in the fancy lower level seats where they actually have enough bathrooms I would not drink too much beer. In the cheap seats you will miss a good part of the game if you have to pee. The lines are awful. I have only 1 before the game.
  8. Dufflebagz

    Dufflebagz 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    They play the Cheers theme song and everyone sings along.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2010
  9. Eugene Chung

    Eugene Chung Practice Squad Player

    This year they have started to play a foghorn sound when they want the fans to get loud. It's the same noise they make at B's games when they score a goal. They also have these video clips they play on the scoreboard of Pats players telling you to make noise.

    Traffic is going to suck tomorrow night with people leaving work and normal game traffic.

    And if you're sitting up top, I'd highly suggest bringing warm clothes. It's supposed to be in the low 30s with 30 MPH winds.
  10. TheGodInAGreyHoodie

    TheGodInAGreyHoodie Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Or bring one of these.....

    Stadium Pal, Portable Urinal, Restroom
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    Michael Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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  12. Michael

    Michael Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Probably not the kind of advice you're looking for but, I'd wear 2 pairs of socks and a warm hat.
    With my [​IMG] hat I could stay in sub zero celsius temps all day.
  13. Mike in 333

    Mike in 333 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

  14. 102 Pat

    102 Pat In the Starting Line-Up

    PLEASE make sure you bend your knee's when attempting to throw...:D
  15. TheGodInAGreyHoodie

    TheGodInAGreyHoodie Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Could be.

    Actually one year for her b-day I got my gf a gag gift of a Female Urine Director (basically a funnel that lets chick pee standing up like a guy). Her b-day is April 1 so gag gifts are a tradition her parents started when she was 7. I also got her some very expensive earrings for the real gift. She LOVED the FUD. She even wrote our initials in a heart in the snow. The earrings got returned to the store.
  16. PatsDeb

    PatsDeb PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Instead of not drinking, just hit the bathroom BEFORE you go up to your seats. Fewer lines before the game. The announcer yells, "And that play is good for another Patriots'..." and everyone yells, "FIRST DOWN!" and makes the signal toward the appropriate end zone. Make sure you high five everyone around you upon a score and they play "This Is Our House" by Bon Jovi after a TD, so sing loud!

    Have a great time. I am not going as I gave my tickets away at the beginning of the year before it became apparent how important this game is. :(
  17. PatsDeb

    PatsDeb PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    This too. The only thing that ever gets cold on me is my feet. Toasty Toes in the boots and ski socks work well!!
  18. R_T26

    R_T26 Banned

    Last time I went to a game I had to piss and get a beer... Missed a quarter in a half. At least their were 20 empty ladies rooms.
  19. neuronet

    neuronet In the Starting Line-Up

    Awesome tips. I'm from New Hampshire, so am an expert layer-er. I'm in the upper upper deck (row 26 of section 308) so will definitely need to keep my face/ears warm.

    I'd like to wear a buncha layers under my Welker jersey, but will likely end up wearing my winter jacket in addition to the layers. As I get older, I choose comfort over cool. :O
  20. JerseyDevil26

    JerseyDevil26 Practice Squad Player

    Definitely be as loud as you can these guys aren't kidding. Make as much noise as you possibly can when the Jets have the ball and after we score.

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