This is my cousin who invited us to tailgate with them. Her entire family went to Marshall. She is showing off the cookies that she bought especially for us. We were surprised that Walmart made cookies for the opposing team!
She told us not to bring anything, but I had to take something. This is a football tray from Dollar Tree that I filled with green candy for Marshall and orange (circus peanuts) and maroon candy (strawberry licorice) for Tech.
This is another cousin. She told me she played tennis while she was at Marshall. (Notice that my Dad likes to get in the pictures.)
This is my third cousin, their brother, who was at the tailgate. It was great to see all of them.
Their parking spot was right beside where the cheerleaders and team enter.
Marshall is the Thundering Herd. (I think he's a buffalo.)
I like that the team is dressed up. At Tech, they wear sweatsuits/jogging pants.
This is my uncle, Mom's brother. He is an usher at the games.
See the motorcycle. It's dressed up like the buffalo.
The cheerleaders came up in the stands. I was disappointed that my favorite cheerleader didn't come to this game. I guess they have to take turns.
We were so impressed at how friendly and welcoming the Marshall fans were - really a class act. They were anxious to tell us we wouldn't be treated the way fans were treated in Morgantown. (That's another post I could do, but I won't.) After the game, they congratulated us on our win and wished us a safe trip home. Go HERD, as long as they aren't playing my HOKIES.