Cusco Represented at Lambeau Field


Upon arrival in the US, it was one of my first important tasks to take my wife to Lambeau field. The way I figured it, it’s going to get harder and harder to find time to go there as we get stuck with jobs, children and the like. So, bearing that in mind, I started looking for Packer tickets back in June or so and I decided that it would be fun to go and see Favre playing us (since I would have been willing to bet $10,000 that Favre was not going to stay retired even then). Sure enough, I was right, and by the time Zulma and I arrived at Green Bay, the anti-Favre sentiment was full on.

You might remember that I was in Lima for the first Packer-Viking game and I threw this spectacular party that ended up with a bunch of us playing football in the middle of the night…in the street…blind drunk. Apparently, I even woke up some of my neighbors, but Peruvian people are cool and they didn’t begrudge me a little nighttime drunken football playing. That’s one of the things I LOVE about Peru, people are SOOO much more willing to have a good time than in the US. If you got caught playing drunken football in the night, you’d probably lose your teaching job, but in Peru, they’re just happy that you’re willing to connect with your students…and that’s the way it should be.

So, anyway, Zulma and I went to the rematch at Lambeau and, as everyone who has ever gone to a football game in Green Bay knows, as you’re driving up there, there is nothing but polka music on the radio…which is awesome because Polka music is pretty obnoxious and it’s most decidely not “cool,” but if you’re a Polka fan, you don’t give a shit about that, and essentially the whole Eastern side of Wisconsin just unabashedly dances and listens to Polka with reckless abandon (I think they can get away with it because they don’t share a border with a state on that side…just water).

As we walkied around the Lambeau parking lot, Zulma won a football by throwing a football through a tire (only about 1 in fifteen of the guys there could do it), and then we had the football signed by ex-Packer great Lynn Dickey (he was the QB in the 80s). There were also a couple of guys who had painted themselves black and were wearing dreadlock wigs and were carrying tennis rackets and calling themselves Venus and Serena Williams…Now, in any other city, these guys would probably have been called “racist,” but the fact that they were just being drunk and stupid and innocent in Green Bay…heck…nobody thought there was anything racist about it, which was kind of awesome (some jerk-offs might find something to complain about in hindsight…but they weren’t THERE…had you BEEN THERE you’d have been laughing like everyone else….but I didn’t take any pictures of these guys because I didn’t want to be caught standing close to them, so read into that what you want).

In the above image, you can clearly see Zulma waving her Green Bay flag while sporting a Cusco hat, I’m willing to bet it was the only Cusco hat in the whole stadium…pretty fun event, except for the end score.

Hopefully we’ll get to see the Queens again the playoffs…that’s where Favre really likes to start throwing interceptions. Belive me, as a Packer fan, that’s something I know.

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