Monday, April 12, 2010
My Texas Stadium Memories
#3 - Attending my first game in Texas Stadium...in December 1999. I got to see the 'boys square off against the New York Jets coached by the Tuna, Bill Parcells. The Cowboys lost on a field goal under two minutes. However, I don't remember much of the second half. I had a stomach virus that hit and I spent most of the second half in the bathroom puking my guts out. I left the stadium after the game was over and felt the urge to puke again. The port a potties had huge lines. So, I tried to go back into the stadium. The worker wouldn't let me back in. I just went past her. They called security. I told the security officer that he could either let me go to the bathroom or I was going to puke right there. He decided I was not a threat to anyone and let me vomit in peace.
#2 - In August of 2006, I got to go to a preseason game at Texas Stadium with Steven Love. We drove from OKC to see the game. It was a blast. It was the first time T.O. played as a Cowboy. The game ended in a 10-10 tie. I was able to sit through the whole game and not get sick.
#1 - My personal favorite memory is attending Carman's Concert at Texas Stadium. Really, I'm not a Carman fan. I went because the show was at Texas Stadium and I had never been to the Stadium. Plus, it was a free show. I remember sitting in the endzone area. The keyboard player came out by himself at one point to warm up the crowd. He began to sing the chorus of "O Come All Ye Faithful" that says "Oh come let us adore Him." As 70+ thousand people were worshipping God with that chorus, I was overwhelmed by the presence of God. I thought to myself that this has to be a taste of what heaven would be like. By far, it is my favorite Texas Stadium memory.
R.I.P. - Texas Stadium