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lsufan_26
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Georgia Tech fan's perspective of Death Valley - LSU vs. Florida
Not sure if this has been posted, but here's a blog post about a group of Georgia Tech guys who made the trip down to Baton Rouge for the Florida game.

I always love reading/hearing about other people's thoughts/experiences on their first trips to Tiger Stadium, especially when they're not LSU fans. I thought this was a good, interesting read and figured y'all might enjoy it.

Fansville Field Trips 2019: It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium

I love what they had to say about it receivers.
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The actual game was a blast to watch. LSU has some incredible athletes and Joe Burrow was playing out of his mind. I was pleasantly surprised with how Florida hung in the entire game too; They didn’t end up covering, but I think that’s not actually accurate to how the game played out. Up until the last few minutes when UF blinked, the entire game was back and forth. Every time LSU scored, UF would march right down the field themselves for six. The only difference between the two teams was two plays: a huge interception (on an insanely athletic play by the DB) and an awesome goal-line stand. Without those, we might have gone to overtime.

In particular I’d like to call out how fun to watch the LSU receivers were. They were absolute magic with the ball in their hands and if you weren’t already on your feet, you stood up when they caught a pass. It felt like they were effortless making defenders miss and routinely gaining extra yardage. Oh, and Joe Burrow only had 3 incompletions all game.
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bhtigerfan
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The 15 minute span in which we saw both a fight and a marriage proposal within 20 feet of us was absolute poetry. I assume this is the wavelength that most of the state of Louisiana operates on.


Good read, thanks for posting.


Canrig1
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re: Georgia Tech fan's perspective of Death Valley - LSU vs. Florida
Great read!!


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Georgia Tech should have stayed in the SEC!


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LSU Tigerhead
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re: Georgia Tech fan's perspective of Death Valley - LSU vs. Florida
Terrific read! Thanks for posting.


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Jim Rockford
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The 15 minute span in which we saw both a fight and a marriage proposal within 20 feet of us was absolute poetry. I assume this is the wavelength that most of the state of Louisiana operates on.


Plot twist: it was the same people.


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doze4
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Stadium Impressions

Stephen: ‘’ There was something palpable in the air, however overused that expression is. I can’t describe it further than that, but watching the sun set over that stadium was truly magical. You always hear the words “When the sun finds its home in the western sky”, but it’s one of those things you really have to experience to understand. I texted Chris a few days prior to the game that I was “borderline expecting a religious experience”, and I think that’s about how I would sum up what Tiger Stadium at night is like. It’s like going to church with the most fervent devotees you’ve ever seen and having a shared enlightenment. I will forever be comparing my future college football experiences to this one. My only regret was not sitting closer to the student section because they look like they had one hell of a time from start to finish. "

Chris: "I love Bobby Dodd with all my heart, but there really is nothing that compares to Tiger Stadium. First off, it is absolutely MONSTROUS. The word “behemoth” comes to mind. I swear it took us 25 minutes to walk down from the top level to the exits. Second, it is L O U D. And not that fake kind of loud you get from pumping in music (*cough*Sanford*cough* (Stephen: *cough*US*cough*)), the real kind of loud that comes from 102,000 fans screaming their eyeballs out. I was actually struck by how little they utilized a speaker system. When the band was playing they were loud and when they weren’t playing the crowd was louder. It’s the epitome of what I love so much about the college atmosphere: it’s entirely organic and human-powered. I’m also a sucker for stadiums singing songs together, so getting to yell along to Callin’ Baton Rouge was such a joyous experience for me. Overall, the energy of Tiger Stadium was simply incredible. By the end of the game I was completely exhausted; I got sucked right into whatever magic that place possesses. The best way I can describe it is that it’s like the outside world seems to no longer exist. Everything else seems to melt away and for a few hours you’re in a dream. I don’t think it’s a place where you can just sit back and watch a game. It’s a place where you have a shared experience with everyone else in the crowd, a place where you feel like you’re more than just yourself, a place where you feel like there’s nothing else in the world that matters as much as what’s happening in front of you."


The Real Drooby
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re: Georgia Tech fan's perspective of Death Valley - LSU vs. Florida
Fantastic article couldn’t have written better
Been going to Death Valley for 35 years
These guys understand after first trip
Geaux tigers ??


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TexasTiger89
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re: Georgia Tech fan's perspective of Death Valley - LSU vs. Florida
Interesting


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cajunduby
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re: Georgia Tech fan's perspective of Death Valley - LSU vs. Florida
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The 15 minute span in which we saw both a fight and a marriage proposal within 20 feet of us was absolute poetry. I assume this is the wavelength that most of the state of Louisiana operates on.


Sad, but true....


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FLBooGoTigs1
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re: Georgia Tech fan's perspective of Death Valley - LSU vs. Florida
Great read and tiger fans let’s keep this going against Auburn


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oOoLsUtIgErSoOo
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I always love reading/hearing about other people's thoughts on their first trips to Tiger Stadium,


Me too. It seems we always have people show up here and ask for advice for visitors from all over the place. Those people rarely return and tell us about the trip though, which sucks.


oOoLsUtIgErSoOo
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re: Georgia Tech fan's perspective of Death Valley - LSU vs. Florida
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The best way I can describe it is that it’s like the outside world seems to no longer exist. Everything else seems to melt away and for a few hours you’re in a dream


I have had this exact same thought about LSU football gameS many times. Such truth to this statement.


Great great read.
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Awesome story


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TL
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re: Georgia Tech fan's perspective of Death Valley - LSU vs. Florida
Very well written. Captured the reality of the Tiger Stadium experience. Someone should caution that write up and put it on a plaque of " Visitor Comments on Tiger Stadium".


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Oilfieldbiology
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re: Georgia Tech fan's perspective of Death Valley - LSU vs. Florida
That was awesome. Their description of the stadium was incredible.

But why were they so surprised that people got to the stadium/started walking to the stadium at 6 for a 7 kickoff. Do other stadiums not do this?

Are we just that unorganized that everyone else does it so much faster?


TheHarahanian
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re: Georgia Tech fan's perspective of Death Valley - LSU vs. Florida
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“The things we do for love” - Tyrion Lannister


He might have said it, but that's not who the quote should go to.


TigerstuckinMS
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re: Georgia Tech fan's perspective of Death Valley - LSU vs. Florida
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But why were they so surprised that people got to the stadium/started walking to the stadium at 6 for a 7 kickoff. Do other stadiums not do this?

Are we just that unorganized that everyone else does it so much faster?

You see it at schools who actually have strong pregame traditions. Ohio State fans aren't missing dotting the "i". We're not missing the band playing four notes and whipping the crowd into a fever frenzy. It's one of the greatest pregame traditions in college football, and we get there early so we don't miss it. If your program's pregame tradition consists solely of pumping shite music and advertisements into a stadium while the fans are walking to their seats, you get there at the last minute.
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lsufan_26
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re: Georgia Tech fan's perspective of Death Valley - LSU vs. Florida
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But why were they so surprised that people got to the stadium/started walking to the stadium at 6 for a 7 kickoff. Do other stadiums not do this?

To be fair, they're GT fans


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jimbeam
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re: Georgia Tech fan's perspective of Death Valley - LSU vs. Florida
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The best way I can describe it is that it’s like the outside world seems to no longer exist. Everything else seems to melt away and for a few hours you’re in a dream.
This is spot on.


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