Blue and red pom-poms. Flashy outfits. Crowds of fans, complete with Ole Miss letters. Tailgating equipment. The Grove. Alive.
This was my first time. My first experience at the Grove for a home football game. The video demonstrates some of my first views that I witnessed — crowds of people walking around the streets of the Grove, Ole Miss fans huddled around the Grove in tents.
One of my first perceptions is of the distinguishing red and blue, and how one color reigns supreme over the other, depending on the game. This was very bizarre and distinguished for me, namely because we did not differentiate our colors based on the games.
The closeness of the fans also demonstrated more of an intimacy and personality of Ole Miss all on its own. It was as if the crowds of fans were demonstrating Ole Miss as a large and extended family. I found familiarity in the southern wear of cowboy boots and dresses.
The distinguishing factor that I was not so keen on were the overly omnipresent heels and stilettos that seemed to inhabit many of the ladies. I felt as though the look kind of seemed out of place for a sporting event and threw me for a bit. Everyone looked very well dressed, I just have more of a comfortable and sporty view of dressing for sporting events and football games.
Samantha Mitchell is a HottyToddy.com staff reporter and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.