The first football game I ever watched live-in-the-flesh was at Chelsea Football Club, Stamford Bridge. It was a Chelsea vs I-can't-remember-whom game. What I do remember was that we were in a private box and the hospitality WAS UNLIKE ANYTHING I'VE EVER BEEN TO!
We were guests of a friend who worked at CFC and were shown an absolute grand time - unlimited pink Laurent Perrier champagne (my fave) on tap, unlimited incredible sushi that just seemed to keep getting magically replenished every time I gobbled and blinked. What about the game?! Well, the game was a draw, but I was won over by the food and banter. I think the other "regulars" in the box were probably a bit bemused by my obvious excitement and over-indulgence but our friend reassured me, "The food and drink is MEANT to be had! Don't feel shy". Hence I was justified in obliging, no need to ask me twice! ;)
That kinda once-in-a-lifetime experience will forever be etched in my memory, as will this lovely email from a customer: