This picture is not from Homecoming, since I didn’t go… but it is at the stadium!
This past weekend was homecoming weekend, a time of excitement and fun for all college students. Or most. Not me, since I have basically no interest in football or large crowds of riled up sports fans.
However, I have gone to a couple of homecoming weekends in my years here, and can see the appeal.
The festivities started on Friday with the pep rally downtown, where the marching band goes through with the coach and football players to get everyone pepped up. I went last year and remember President Cruzado was there as well, and it was really cool to see the community come together in excitement over the game. There is a lot of Bobcat pride in Bozeman!
Pi Phi and Kappa Sigma Float
Saturday morning was the homecoming parade. My sorority pairs up with a fraternity every year to build a float and participate, so that’s always a lot of fun. We get to throw candy out to all the little kids, who are always very happy with the amount they get!
Before the game and up until half-time, there is a lot of tailgating going on. It’s always a really happy atmosphere out where all the tailgates are. A word to the wise: If you are underage, do not try to drink. It is not worth all the repercussions you will face if caught!!
The actual game is fun because the crowd is so crazy, and it’s fun being a part of the student section, filled with blue and gold. Just prepare yourself for all types of weather… it could be 90 degrees and sunny, or 30 degrees and raining/snowing. You have to be committed to stay past half time.
Real football fan or not, it’s worth going to at least one just to see what the atmosphere is like. As a not football fan, one was probably good enough for me to get the feel and decide that could hold me over forever.