Big-O craziness

Feb 26, 2009

I went to the Olympic Stadium yesterday in Montreal to be one of the 55 571 fans witness the Montreal Impact defeat the Santos Laguna by the score of 2-0 in the first game of the quarterfinal series of the CONCACAF Champions League.

I won’t complain too much about the craziness around the stadium and the total absence of police officers or parking staff to help direct traffic, which made us miss the kick-off – (we almost felt like we were there already by listening to the broadcast on The Team – almost), or about the lack of ushers inside the stadium to direct people to their seats, or about the fact that people didn’t seem to know what was actually going on on the field (Is Montreal really a soccer town?), and I will say that I had a good time. Because I did.

However, I didn’t get to eat any of their famous hot dogs, long line-ups and lack of supply to be blamed, but my travelling companions, Laura, Théo and Melissa did, and considering the speed at which they engulfed their dogs, they seemed quite content.  They looked as big and juicy as they used to be.  They shouldn’t use styrofoam containers, though. 

As for refreshments, I could not believe my eyes: a Pepsi was going for $3.75, and a bottle of Carlsberg was going for $6.75.  Craziness!!  Feel free to compare with the listed prices at the Beer Store.  The catering at the Big “O” is controlled by Aramark and clearly, they haven’t heard there was an economic crisis going on and that Quebeckers don’t have the money.


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