Part of the reason for this post is that I haven’t blogged anything in a while, but mostly it’s because the 2020 Grey Cup should have been played last Sunday, but wasn’t.
It’s all got me feeling really nostalgic about the Grey Cups I’ve been lucky to attend with Argonotes, from our first in 1996 to our last in 2017.
Some were road trips to Cups in Hamilton, Ottawa and Montreal, and some were at home in Toronto, but they were all memorable, multi day festivals of fun and music and drinking and parties and camaraderie and fierce but good-natured rivalries with the Saskatchewan Roughrider Pep Band, and occasionally a football game at the end, and at this time of year, past pictures, videos and posts keep popping up in my Facebook on-this-day-in-years-past memories feed.
I feel the need to write about each of them.
I don’t much care whether anybody reads this series, but I want to gather all my best memories of each one in one spot. And this seems like a good spot.
More to come.
In no particular order … ok in numerical order … with a few articles still to be written
- The 1996 Grey Cup in Hamilton, our first road trip
- The 1997 Grey Cup in Edmonton, which we didn’t attend but we got to play in the Victory Parade
- The 2001 Grey Cup in Montreal, our first overnight road trip
- The 2004 Grey Cup in Ottawa, where we discovered how easy it is to sneak onto the field if you look like you belong
- The 2007 Grey Cup in Toronto, including the legendary Not the Grey Cup Parade
- The 2008 Grey Cup in Montreal, where we stayed at an extremely swanky hotel by mistake
- The 2012 Grey Cup in Toronto, where the Argos won it all at home in one of the all time greatest band moments
- The 2016 Grey Cup in Toronto, our first (and last) at BMO Field
- The 2017 Grey Cup in Ottawa, featuring Technically It’s A Band If You Haver At Least Two People
- The 2021 Grey Cup in Hamilton because hey, you never know.