Billings, MT - Remote Orlando City fan Jerrod Wadding recently found out that he won a supporters group experience that will allow him the ability to experience an upcoming game as though he was in the stands.
The Nutmeg News spoke to Wadding about the opportunity and his remote love of Orlando City SC and he had the following to say, "The T.I.F.O displays, the vibrancy of the crowds, the chants, the flags, the work they do in the community, man.... it must be great to be part of everything. I picked Orlando City because I lived in Orlando for 5 years when I was a kid, and I still have some cousins there. It was a natural connection."
Mr Wadding went on to say that he hasn't attended a game, but just lends his vocal participation to all matters online about the team and supporters groups.
The Nutmeg News spoke to individuals giving Mr Wadding the Supporter Group experience and they stated they had the following items planned for him.
"First we are going to ensure that he gets in a few Twitter and Facebook arguments about minutia regarding the team and the supporters groups," stated Deryk Fellows of The Ruckus. "That will happen the night before the game to ensure that he doesn't know what is going to happen when he meets the people he was having an argument with the next day. We will make his argument about something like flags during the run of play and the legacy of Adrian Heath, that's a good base.
The next day we will show up at his house, early. Wadding will be forced to leave and then pay $20 for parking, at his own house, at which point we will have a massive tailgate and get everyone drunk. Wadding won't be allowed to use the facilities in his house in order to replicate our current tailgating scenario.
After we drink and stand outside in the sun for 3 hours we will be allowed, 'into the game' where Wadding will be subjected to a bag search, metal detector and pat down search followed by being required to pay $11 for a Heineken in accordance with stadium policy.
It is at this point that we will ensure that we replicate the full experience in the stands, in his back yard. Wadding is about 5 foot 10 so we will be placing him behind Nick Simon and Dominic West who are both roughly 6'4 and 6'5, respectively. He will be placed next to Hippy Bob, a man known for being one of the first people to take his shirt off and an avowed non-user of deodorant. Bob loves to give hugs, so that'll happen when he gets in our stand mock up.
As well, we will ensure that Darwin Cerez will be there farting up a storm as he usually does. We will ensure that there is a scuffle just to the left of Wadding about 10 minutes into the game over the usage of the word 'puto'. A capo will yell at him for not knowing all the lyrics to the songs at about 25 minutes and his $11 Heineken will be spilled during either a Goal Celebration or someone moving across his row with nachos, whichever happens first.
At the start of the second half, we will ensure that Wadding gets sucked into the overall melee in the stands as the drunken antics of the fans around him ensure that he over-consumes. This will guarantee that he spends roughly $60 on beer in the faux-stadium. At this point, Wadding will take off his shirt ensuring a vicious sunburn, stand on the temporary seats and scream for his team going for full hugs with everyone around him before witnessing three people taking selfies. He will, at that point, scream at the selfie takers for being tourists.
The evening will finish with more drinks with completely random strangers that he met at the game as Wadding falls into a full, low-energy stupor. He will be required to post to twitter and facebook about the game at this time when he is absolutely smashed from being in the sun and drinking all day. He will then have a moment of clarity that he has to work the next day as this is Sunday. Mr Wadding will then wake up the next morning with a hangover that can only be called apocalyptic and a Facebook/twitter feed full of drama from his wild statements issued online."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as Mr Wadding reconsiders whether he wants this prize in the first place.