Because this year we’ve been given a Glee star instead of amateur porn star as the Grand Marshall, here’s a list of a few Grey Cup events that will replace that bitter taste in your mouth…with something with a strong barbwire-finish?
MOLSON CANADIAN HOUSE
Turning 90,000 sq. ft. of Vancouver Convention Centre West into a booze-fueled CFL party, Molson Canadian House runs from Friday to Sunday and is stacked with live performances, beer gardens and a Tailgate Buffet Brunch , where you can chow down on seafood linguine, piri piri roast chicken and double-smoked bacon, before watching the Lions double-smoke the Blue Bombers.
The three-day wristbands are sold out, but single-day passes will be available each day for $35.
SCOTIABANK FOOTBALL EXPERIENCE
While you can still stand up, check out the Scotiabank Football Experience — an interactive football extravanganza where you can test your throwing and kicking accuracy, peruse through the CFL Hall of Fame, get autographs from CFL alum and then yell and throw things at the TSN sports broadcasters, before getting kicked out and returning to Molson Canadian House.
After struttin your skills at the Football Experience, head to the Lions Den Team Party at Vancouver Convention Centre East, either on Friday or Saturday. Both days the party runs from 4pm to 1am and tickets are $15 (available at the door). If you happen to bleed blue and gold or have an allegiance to Rider Nation, well, we’re very sorry for your bad taste. But at least you’ll have a party to attend, as both teams have spots at the convention centre. No doubt there will be lots of opportunity for drunkenly explaining how awesome the prairies are, despite the fact you now live here and would never, ever move back.