Sounders Soccer goal keeper Kasey Keller was a popular choice to raise the 12th Man Flag, a Seattle tradition.
The National Anthem was sung by a harmonious group.
Rain was in the forecast, but we sat in sunshine and everyone started peeling off layers of clothes. Tom went for water and caramel corn to sustain us.
Everything was great except the game on the field, unfortunately. This has been a bad season getting worse. Early in the fourth quarter, as Seattle suffered another interception, the fans began to leave. But we stuck it out until the final interception in a nearly empty stadium with 7 seconds to go. I guess the final score was Tampa Bay 24, Seattle 7.
But we weren't done. We got back in the train and rode downtown to Westlake Center. We dined at a restaurant in Pacific Place, and then took the sky bridge to Nordstroms.
By now a soft rain was falling, adding to the light effect on the streets.
We strolled around the center, just enjoying a bit of Christmas in the city.
The Bon Marche star is now the Macy's star, but it still shines.