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My Day @ 49ers Fan Fest 2012 in Video Form

So, obviously I'm posting this way late, but I figure since it's the middle of the Niners' Bye Week and things are a little slow, now is a good time to share.

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This is basically a video collage of a bunch of things I saw that day. Nothing fancy. Sorry for the [site decorum] quality. I wish I had shots from different angles, more shots of people's faces. I wish I had a better camera (and a steadier arm). Ah well! I'll make another video if I make it to a game this year.

My first trip to Candlestick ever:

49ers Fan Fest 2012 (via El Dorado)

My favorite moments of the day:

-- Randy Moss playing catch for several minutes with the fans.
-- Boobie Dixon, being his boobie self.
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-- Vernon Davis in a Dwight Clark jersey. (It wasn't until the end of practice that I finally realized it was Vernon. I totally didn't recognize him, and I should have. I guess the story is, everyone was in a rush trying to pack and was late leaving Santa Clara, and Vernon's jerseys was accidentally left behind. #87 was the only jersey available in his size at Candlestick. Pretty nice to see #87 out on the field again.)
-- The football dude on the Candlestick road sign.
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-- Harbaugh the Traffic Cop
-- Andy Lee not wearing any socks
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-- Randy Moss making his teammates laugh.
-- Obscure/old Niner jerseys. In a sea of Willis and Gore, the day was kind of like a "Where's Waldo" for spotting old jerseys. Yup, someone was wearing this:
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Other random thoughts:

-- Candlestick is creepy
-- One section of the stadium kept booing at something/someone. I couldn't figure out what it was, but I overheard someone saying that a Cowboys fan had "snuck in" to Fan Fest. I assume they know he was a Cowboys fan because he was wearing some kind of hat or shirt. The absolute nerve of the guy. Seriously, that's a ballsy move considering the type of fans around him.
-- The Streaker/Harbaugh Super Fan: I actually got footage of it, but a dude's head was in the shot so I didn't include it in my video. Kind of bizarre, and he was this scroungy, hippy looking guy with long hair. Thank god he was wearing pants, as Harbaugh said later. It was over pretty quickly. Harbaugh and his "Chuck Norris eyes" scared him off.
-- Fan Fest is really only enjoyable if you're crazy about buying merchandise and getting autographs. I don't really care about that stuff. I just want to watch football. There's a vibe at Fan Fest that I don't particularly like, and it's hard for me to figure out what that is. Thousands and thousands of people there, maybe it's just my agoraphobia kicking in. I don't know.....there's just a lot of (too many) people who are desperately clamoring for autographs and they'll stop at nothing to get it. It's kind of dog-eat-dog. I hope Game Days are better, but maybe I'm just better off watching the game at home or in a bar.
-- I got the nastiest bruise I've ever had from being bowled over by a large dude, who lunged for a football that Randy Moss had autographed and thrown in my direction. Caught the moment on film, posted it here.

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So that's pretty much my experience, in case any of you were wondering what Fan Fest is like. I wandered up and down the rows of seats. I got to walk around on the field. I captured candid moments on my camera. I got a sunburn on my neck and a sore butt from sitting. I got a black and red bruise from being too close to a Randy Moss-endorsed football. I did not eat any garlic fries and I did not drink any Budweiser travel beers. But I enjoyed it all (except for the bruise). I probably won't do it again, unless I have kids or something.

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PS: I love these guys.

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