I didn't really hit the Tailgating Areas until after 1:30. (Kickoff was scheduled for 4:15).
The parking lots were beginning to hum with activity--Music blaring, horns blowing...The scent of fresh lighter fluid...
Presto Bistro, (on Graham Street) is known for fantastic Western Style Hot Wings.
Every Human Being should order them.
They are That Good.
The stadium from the Bistro parking area...
A fine couple I met on the way...
Full Face Painting was $10.00. Small paintings were $5.00.
This suddenly loomed up from the Hospitality Tent Area next to the stadium.
The US Marines were onhand in concert with Toys for Tots.
"Some people live their entire lifetime and wonder if they ever made a difference to the world. Marines don't have that problem." -- Ronald Reagan, January 1995
Panthers WR Steve Smith warms up along the sidelines.
Warming up while watching the Falcons/Buccaneers game on the Jumbotron.
Flashing to the Jets game.
Your host, yucking it up with some other shooters...
The tunnel from which the Panthers emerge.
One thing I have noticed--When people first come into the place, they speak quietly, and they Always Smile.
Smiles all around...
The Panthers' Bench warms up.
Panthers Kickier Lloyd warms up. He started off by kicking field goals with Only One Step. He kicked a few, and then backed up. Soon his kicks were full-stride.