Thunder Up! March 7, 2010
My adventure at WWE Monday Night Raw March 2, 2010
|HBK and Triple H|
$30 T-shirts, big shiny belts, and men with long hair wearing speedos- Does this sound like a good time? The idea of going to WWE Monday Night Raw was not really one I was willing to entertain until my city boy got us free tickets. I mean, what else were we going to be doing on a Monday night? We have a house guest to keep entertained too, his little sister, so we couldn’t turn down the opportunity!
Upon arrival there was a sea of fans lined up at all entrances. I loved the idea of getting to walk past them and take our places inside (mostly because I didn’t have on a coat)! We reach the door to the concourse guarded by the sweetest little granny. We gave her our names and we were let into a holding area of sorts. After talking to a few people I realized these weren’t just any free seats, we are seat fillers! When the time approached for the matches to begin they started to let over 10,000 fans flood the Ford Center. Every walk of life you could imagine was there, and their mama’s too!
Finally a producer came to wrangle us into a room. He explained that we have free tickets on the floor of the arena and we’re to wear a bright orange wrist band that nobody else in the building would have. We were instructed to stay in our seats for the first hour and anytime that anyone in the view of the camera left their seat a producer might come get you to fill their seat until they return. There were few woman and mostly men in the seat filling group. When the producer said “Tonight you work for the WWE!” they let out a very manly exclamation. I knew then that this might not be something I will enjoy.
|A view of the crowd.|