Monday, November 14, 2011

Sports: Chargers vs Packers at Qualcomm Stadium 11.06.11

So who's a football fan?! Gooooo Chargers! 

Too bad they lost.

With much thanks to Yuta, we got front row seats to the football game last weekend to see the Chargers versus the Packers! While it ended up raining the first half the game, it did not get any worse than a heavy drizzle. But nevertheless, the day was filled with fun, food, and yelling.

I borrowed Yuta's DSLR along with his 17-50mm f/2.8 aspherical lens for the photos this time around. While  the wide angle sufficed for the day, it may have been better to bring the 55-250mm zoom lens as well, so I could have taken more close-up photos of the game. But no matter, it was a great chance to experiment with the new lens. 

We began our trek to San Diego in a downpour of rain all the way from Rowland. About an hour and a half of aggravating traffic later, we got close to the Qualcomm Stadium, so we stopped by In-N-Out to get lunch. 

 Brenda's happy that she finally gets to eat lunch before the game.

 Yuta is too!

 We were just kidding, Brenda doesn't get to eat. (jk lol)

In-N-Out is good at any time of the day. :)

Traffic at the stadium itself was HORRIBLE. I mean, worse than the 101 during rush hour. Ten feet covered per minute. But instead, we found a better solution, and got dropped off to the game! Yet we made the fatal mistake of bringing our umbrellas, which are NOT allowed in the stadium for any reason whatsoever. So we did the only thing we could do; leave it at the entrance, with hopes no one will take it. Fat chance, huh. Turns out they got stolen. All four of our umbrellas. :(

 One side of the parking lot. So many tailgaters, apparently they arrive as early as 5AM?! That's what I call hardcore fans.

 Front row! :]

Second quarter, right after the Packers intercepted TWICE and got upset touchdowns on each of them. 

 Ready for kickoff!

 Because he was the only player facing us. Sigh. 

One of my favorite pics of the day!

 The clouds decided to leave after the game ended. Sigh.

 The architecture of the stadium itself is quite interesting.

Thanks for the ride civic!

Although it would have been nice to see the Chargers win and take down the Packer's winning streak, it was still a great experience as it was the first NFL game I have ever been to. Next time, Chargers (Yep, I'm bandwagoning it)!!

Thank you again Yuta!

P.S. I am not done uploading all the photos. Check back soon for some more!


  1. How were you able to smuggle your dslr inside the stadium?

    1. Actually, I didn't smuggle it in at all... Walked straight in holding the camera in plain sight!