On the last day of my 26th year of my life, went to my first DC United tailgate and game today with friends Kaitie, Mackenzie, Juana and Amy today. Below, a not-complete photo account.
Had to take a tailgate selfie. The shadows indicate that we are hiding under some shade because it was so ridiculously hot and we were trying to keep from melting. Photo from Kaitie’s phone.
Welcome to RFK Stadium! View of the walk from the tailgate. Still hot.
Stood in the Screaming Eagles section, where they were handing out flags. They sadly didn’t cool anyone off.
We kept hoping that these giant clouds would create some cover, providing relief. They didn’t really.
Flags up after they score another goal with only a minute or two before the end of the game. DC wins 2-0. Vamos United! (We were still miserably hot. I drank about three bottles of water and two bottles of Gatorade in an effort to hydrate.
The rest of today has been lovely. Cold showers. Thai food. “Chuck.” Not a bad way to send off 25.