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Have you ever seen the rain?

Someone told me long ago there's a calm before the storm; I know it's been comin for some time.

When it's over, so they say, it'll rain a sunny day - I know, shinin down like water!

I want to know, have you ever seen the rain coming down on a sunny day?

I arrived in the parking lot Monday evening around 6 or so, with no real plans to tailgate.  As I got out of the car, I noticed the people next to me were setting out a serious spread.  One of them approached me and asked if I happened to have a bottle opener.  I never go anywhere without my trusty Chiefs Keychain bottle opener, so I was happy to oblige. 

As my reward, they invited me to tailgate with them.  I was too grateful to point out how in the world they forgot a bottle opener, so I just went with the flow.  BBQ Chicken, chips, all kinds of salads and even chocolate brownies were set before me while I watched the Jets/Bal game being displayed on the jumbo-tron inside Royals stadium - you could see it perfectly from where I was in the parking lot.

Awhile later (and several beers), I thanked my new friends and headed towards the stadium.  As it happens, I arrived just in time to see the 800lb cake of Arrowhead being cut.  There were 2 GORGEOUS cheerleaders along with KC Wolf under a little tent where they were cutting it.  Someone remarked "oh there's a CAKE too?" sarcastically referring to the cheerleaders...someone else muttered "don't really want cake, but I'll take a muffin..."

Once inside, I quickly got settled and enjoyed a really cool fireworks and laser display.  The stadium looks so awesome at night.  When Billy Ray sang the Anthem, I swear he said "Home of the CHIEFS" along with everyone else, but I'm not totally certain.

When they rain started, I was caught totally off guard, and wound up getting totally soaked.  It didn't matter, because there was no possible way I was leaving.  When Rivers kicked the ball in frustration, I already knew we had won.  I started screaming "We got you now - this game is already over!"  Several people around me laughed, and of course I got several "calm down theres a lot more football to play."  I didn't care, and remained relentless screaming the same basic thing the rest of the game.

That last defensive stand took all the guts I had to keep on with the same message.  When the final play ended, and the place ERUPTED, pretty much everyone around me gave me a high five and several yelled "you were RIGHT man!" - a few people even thanked me for the positive energy (it wasn't easy at that point, lol).

I was soaked.  I was freezing.  I was exhausted.  It was one of the best times I've ever had.

I can now honestly say I've seen the rain come down on a sunny day.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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