Waking up this morning with the ocean as my scenery, and knowing it was the big day, brought an instant smile to my face. I took a moment to try and imagine what Pro Bowl day was going to be like. I could imagine seeing the fans, the players, and all of us out there having the time of our lives.
At breakfast, we were all a little quieter than normal. It was like we were all trying to imagine what we were about to experience. We headed out to the stadium at 9 a.m. and went straight to our locker room.
We first had some tailgate visits where we performed on stages that were set up at some of our VIP fans tailgates. It was pouring down raining, so we had ponchos to help keep us dry.
After a few hours of tailgating, we went back to our locker room and had an hour to freshen up and stretch before game time!
Finally, the moment we had been waiting on all week, GAME TIME!!!! Walking out on the field of Aloha Stadium brought a rush of adrenaline and excitement to me! We ran out and were announced one cheerleader at a time. To be announced in front of some of the best fans in the NFL and TONS of them being TENNESSEE TITANS FANS was truly a dream come true. We performed in our line groups rotating around the field. We were doing the sideline routines that we had learned, as well as using some of the ones we all have used back at our own hometown stadiums!
We then participated three performances during the halftime show. We performed during stage set up, and then during both of the performances with Fall Out Boy! For the first performance, we were on the field in front of the stage, then we went on stage and performed with group! I was on the raised stage, directly behind the band! I could not believe my eyes! I could feel the passion coming from the band and the fans all at once. It was a magical moment!
Between routines, we were able to go to the sidelines and take pictures with our own fans! Seeing my Titans Fans and the support they showed me brought tears to my eyes!! It made me feel back at home instantly, as if I was at LP Field. It’s amazing how someone you don’t even know can make such an impact on you.
After such a powerful and inspirational day, we all went to an elegant dinner hosted by Wolf Gang’s! We all were SO sad knowing it was our last night together (until we make up a reunion that is ). We were then presented with our Pro Bowl rings!!!! It was official, we were the Pro Bowl Cheerleaders of 2014!!!! After showing Hawaii some of our hometown entertainment, some of the locals of Hawaii surprised us with something they are known for -- Hula dancing!! We ended the night learning a Hula dance, a little something from Hawaii that we could each take home.
Thank you Titans Fans, Titans Staff, and all of my fellow cheerleaders for sending me on this incredible journey! I cannot thank you all enough for impacting my life the way you did this week! I will never forget this experience, and I hope you all were able to enjoy it with me! XOXOX
P.S. - Hawaii may be coming to an end, but my journey will now continue on to Fairbanks, Alaska with our military!! So stay updated right here on Titansonline.com!