Section 623 with my dad. Punt was blocked on our end. Couldn't see the recovery as they passed below our site line. Remember watching Brees and Payton on the sideline from afar going nuts and seeing the recovery on the jumbotron. My dad is a loud man and I just remember us screaming at each other nose to nose and not being able to hear each others voices. I grew up in North LA. Had only lived in South LA for less than a year when Katrina came through. Bought season tickets right after we signed Reggie. Didn't own anything or have to worry about my livelihood when Katrina came through. Just remember sitting amongst many natives at that game who had been through it and were going through it. Crying, hugging. It's one of the most powerful, emotional moments I've ever experienced in my near 40 years. Now back in North LA, I try to tell people about it but there are no words.
I don't remember what section we were in (maybe Loose Cannon knows) and don't have the ticket stub anymore. It was fun to hang out with a lot of the SR.com guys and girls that day. The Rock-n-bowl was a lot of fun too!
I remember we had offers hours before the game to buy our tickets for over $1000, but we were not about to sell them.