Thursday, December 29, 2011

Soldier Field No Drunks

Chicago is a very cosmopolitan city. We receive millions of tourists from the United States and overseas. And many of them come to view our top museums and attractions, including aquariums & the planetarium.

I always feel pity for those people when they happen to do a tourist-type activity on a Sunday or Monday (or perhaps even Thursday) that coincides with a football game at Soldier Field. For one thing, our parking system is a notorious mess and parking spots are extortionate in terms of pricing on game day, and you can't even get near the stadium due to congestion unless you arrive way early or late, or park nearby and walk.

And for those that do make it there - what do they see? Acres and acres of staggering drunks. I remember bringing a German friend who had seen it all during Oktoberfest and even he was stunned at the number of drunks in the South Lot (which is why we moved to Adler, even we couldn't take it anymore). Unless you are familiar with tailgating or being in the Wrigley Field bleachers or have been to the Preakness (I love the "running of the urinals" look it up on You Tube) a normal person from a normal country doesn't typically see such densely populated groups of drunks. In fact we are the "Manhattan" of drunks - so many people packed wall to wall in the South Lot, with outposts of drunks elsewhere.

When I recently went to the aquarium I had to pause for a minute and take a photo of Soldier Field, no drunks. It seemed odd.

See you next year on Drunk Bear Fans, the most important site on the Inter Tubes.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Who's Your Daddy?

Nothing shouts "class" like simulated humping atop a van in front of thousands of other Drunk Bear Fans.

Field Museum Lot

I tailgated at the Field Museum Lot for a change of pace. It was pretty low-key except for a DJ type booth on the side nearest the museum.

Dan's favorite. Mmmmm Mmmm. Nothing like piles of empty Bud Lite cans.

Bearaholic. That's good..

Last stop for Miller Lite time for Carl to put it in the dumpster before walking in to the stadium (and buying more Miller Lite).

Friday, December 9, 2011

Suit Crew

We like the Bears Suit Crew guys. Creative, yet a bit unexplained. Crack correspondent Gerry from Valpo reports that he received the nice can coozy for free.

Beer Bong

Not much better than a Drunk Bear Fan assuming the position. This photo taken by Gerry from Valpo on assignment. He notes that she looks like she has been in this position several times before.

Hated Jukebox

We love the Adler lot, it is WAY better than being in the South Lot with the Mayor and Drunk'n Idiot and all of those guys. But there is a group that always brings this damned jukebox and speakers and blasts sad, sad tunes. The good news is that this creates wonderful betting fodder and great fun with odds. I believe I won a 4-1 $20 bet on the under for the amount of time that Stranglehold by Ted Nugent would be on until someone pulled the plug on it. I believe Carl also lost a bet that "Won't Get Fooled Again" would be on within the next five songs. Sadly, the redistribution of wealth was indeed random that day as the Bears pulled off several first downs costing me my new found wealth inside the game, and those $20 bills floated right back into Carl's wallet from whence they came.

Anyways, these guys play this jukebox WAY too loud and it is stocked with every craptacular song ever recorded. We wish they would just stop. I will admit that they have a nice bar next to the juke.