I am not normally someone who whines to others (well, not much anyway) about things over which I have no control. But this one has got me pissed enough that I just have to rant a bit. And what better venue than my favorite blog, where others who flock to the Big House can relate?
No bags allowed? Understood.
No smoking allowed? It was inevitable.
But now I can't bring even a bottle of water? Good grief!! For years, I've brought in a single bottle of water, making sure to not open it and warning whomever is with me not to do so either until we got inside. For the early September games which are usually boiling hot, it was practically a tradition to throw a couple bottles of water in the freezer on Friday night, so that we have nice COLD half-frozen water to drink through the first half. No more. DAMN IT.
Are they so desperate to make a buck? Well, I would think not in this case, since free water is available. Besides, I will NOT buy the bottled water at the stadium for two reasons: the price is ridiculous, and (unless they've changed brands since last year) Absopure water sucks. Just me, perhaps, but I think it tastes funny.
So yeah. No more bringing your own water in. And if you're one of those who was planning on bringing in such a bottle and filling it with change to make a noise-maker, guess again.
/rant (Thanks for reading.)