UK09 - Day 8

Our first night in Manchester, preceeded by some AWFUL traffic, we went to a Manchester United football game. It was a "friendly game" - pre-season, I think - against Valencia. As much as I love Valencia, their team isn't great. The game was insane - it was definitely one of the highlights, probably second best to the military tattoo in edinburgh. It makes American Football look like such a pansy sport - half-time show, cheerleaders, dance team, music all over the place, fancy lights / jumbo-trons, all kinds of vendors through the stands, padding everywhere, helmets, etc. Rugby and football both are about the game and only the game. And they are TOUGH.