Okay so today was the much awaited Sol Fest and let me tell you it was amazing. For all those who attended you know what I’m talking about. So this next blog entry I’m going to write as the super soccer fan that I am.
As you can see I was able to get my Marta pictures and autograph but man it cost me. Why? Well see I’m really sick – I have a cold / flu whatever you want to call it. So at 11:15 or so I made the two mile drive to the Home Depot Center. Sol Fest was awesome even though I was hating life. For about two hours you could watch the team practice which was awesome. They did a whole bunch of drills and at the end did a scrimmage.
You could also have a tour of the Home Depot Center which included a locker room tour. I did not do this cause I got in line for autographs. The funny thing was there were six tables for the players to sign autographs. However, the staff did not know which table Marta would sit at, so it was luck of the draw. Lucky me, I was in the line where she signed autographs. But let me tell you when people saw that Marta was in our line they started going crazy, cutting in line and all. So it took some time for the people that where actually in that line to get their autograph, I’m guessing about an hour and a half. Can you imagine me standing there with my fever, headache and sore throat, hahahahaha man I’m a super fan I guess. Many times I thought about just saying, “screw” and leaving but I didn’t.
Up close Marta is pretty small and it makes you wonder how someone so petite can be so amazing on the field, size just doesn’t matter I guess. Marta is pretty cool, but you could not really talk to her cause they where rushing the signings cause of so many people in her line. I just said hi and asked for a picture in Spanish and she responded in Portuguese and said thank you for coming. When she was signing my soccer ball this crazy lady rushed security and got right in her face and kept screaming at Marta, “I love you I love you, can I get an autograph.”
By the time I finally met her it was about 2:30 and I only had time to also get Aly Wagner, Brittnay Bock, Katie Larkin and Katie Hooker autographs. By then I was ready to go home and climb back into bed. However, sitting on my desk is my new prize possession – my Marta autographed soccer ball – and that made me feel better!