What a friggin trip !!!! The only bummmer was the Jet Blue flight to Long Beach which was supposed to be a nonstop was going against a 120 mph headwind so we had to refuel in Denver and since it was snowing we had to de-ice the plane twice . The six hour trip became 9 hours(ouch) We met Socal Bong and his lovely wife (thanks for the muffin) at the designated time Sunday morning to make the short drive to the stadium. The highlight was when some Charger fans mooned us with Go Chargers written on their cheeks. We formed up a line of cars to drive together. The error occurred when So Cal took the right on red into the traffic. (you should have waited for the green light) We never saw him again. We were following a car (who we thought knew where the caravan was going) but he went into the wrong gate and about 9 cars followed him since we had no idea where to go. It turns out the meeting spot was supposed to be on the other side of the stadium but there was no way to drive around. We decided to set up our own line of Pats fans and it actually worked out better for me since Plaza 54 was right next to us. Tailgating was a Blast. Good natured ribbing although as we got closer to kickoff it became a little more intense. The Charger fans thought (as you can guess) that this game was nearly a formality along the way to the Super Bowl. Walking in I narrowly escaped some clown puking on me from behind. The attendents still let him in. Stadium is old but good sightlines and plenty of room. A little blind spot in back of endzone where we were sitting because the wall is pretty high and close to the field. Fans near us were extremely condident. The guys in front of us refused to shake my good luck handshake before the game. They had a girl with them that was so drunk she was passed out from the 2nd quarter on. I even reported to security so she could be taken home but they did nothing. Typical "Brady sucks !!" chants ringing down during the game. The stadium at points was deafening. Easliy as loud as Invesco during last years Playoff game. We stood the whole game which was great since my stomach was in knots (as I'm sure everyone here's was )and I needed to stand. Bathroom situation sucked until I found a line of Port a Potties (just like old Foxboro stadium LOL) I don't know if it came across on TV but the fans thought that were going to get another chance at FG when they call unsportsman like penalty on us at end. They were all jumping around me(sorry Charger fans) At the end it did get very ugly. I saw at least 6 drag out brawls on the way to the car. Some of the Pats fans brought in on themselves by giving **** to the Charger fans but some were in the wrong place at the wrong time. There were some exremely drunk angry Charger fans after the game. I saw one guy that was arrested being escorted with a hood over his head. the only thing I could think is that guy was so out of control they were worried about biting. We stayed about an hour and a half until some of the Pats fans in our group almost got into fight amongst ourselves so I called it a night at that point. I've been to a lot of Patriot games (snow bowl, Super Bowls ect) and this one ranks very high on the list.