Originally Posted by SheTexan
Went to the SB for the fun this year and had a great time, but, I would not go back unless our boys were playing there. Their big mistake was mixing it up with Madi Grai. (my spelling sucks) Every restaurant, cafe, venue, hotel, was PACKED, and long waits for cabs, buses, and trollys, plus, parking could cost you up to $50/day depending on where you wanted to park. Traffic was horrendous! The French Quarter smelled like raw sewage, esp along Bourbon Street. WAY to many people in a small area, and the weirdo's were out by the dozens!!
I went to both SBs that were here in Houston, and honestly, I preferred the first one, back in 1974, I think it was! Charlie Pride sang the National Anthum and i believe college bands played during the halftime.. Not sure about that, I'd have to look it up. BUT, never the less, it was affordable for common old football lovin folks like us. It was all about the GAME, not a bunch of rich people trying to outdo each other, or Hollywood idiots trying to make a name for themselves, or big, huge, expensive parties that only the rich can afford to go to. Nope, just a good old fashioned football game between the Fins and the Vikes! I'll never forget it!
OK, I did a little research! The game was in 1973 and the Longhorn Band played at halftime, along with Miss Texas who played the fiddle. Got a good laugh out of that one!! Can you imagine a halftime like that in this day and age?? Geeezz, I miss the good old days!! lol