But I am reviewing the great fun we had wandering around downtown in the midst of the Grey Cup party. People were so happy, so boisterous, so entertained by the crowds.
This is the joy of the Grey Cup for me - the fans come to watch to the game, to enjoy the show, both on the field and in the streets. They come from all over, bringing their families and friends and, occasionally, horses, and they just have fun. They have fun getting their faces painted - everyone from five to 80 lined up for face painting, just like they lined up to get their picture taken with the giant Grey Cup and to throw the football. They laughed and danced in front of the bands that played in the plaza and they cheered the game.
Honestly? For me? It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday - and the sun came out after two days of absolute downpours. We showed everybody from the cold and wintry east that even at the end of November, Vancouver can shed the rain and show her warm and sunny self.
It was a great day.