I’m sure that I’m not telling you something that you haven’t heard before .
When you start to do a little exploring on your 30 Plus Teams Tour , please act like you’ve been there before .
When you’re on the escalator , no matter if it’s on the subway in New York City , the Metro in Washington DC or on “The T” in Boston or Pittsburgh , stand to the right, so that people can pass on your left.
The left side is for people who want to walk up or down the escalator or stairs .
Please don’t block their way.
Please don’t stop in the middle of a busy street to take pictures or to look at your map, no matter what city you’re in.
Know where you’re going the night before and write the address down.
Ask your front desk clerks the easiest way to get to your destination .
Find out what the weather is going to be like when you go and dress accordingly .
I’m sorry , but please leave the fanny packs home .
No, seriously , really please leave them at home .
Use that transit pass to get around town just the way the locals do .
Find out what places they eat at and eat there instead of that restaurant where the the other tourists go to.
If you aren’t sure what train will get you to a place, ask the person in the train information booth to help you .
Write that address down.
Once again, you should have this information BEFORE you get to your destination .
Like your hotel or hostel rooms .
Since this is a blog about going to see your favorite or not so favorite team , no where is act like you’ve been there before more appropriate than when you’re attending a sporting event.
Just because the Cleveland Browns football fans are talking a whole lot of smack about your beloved Pittsburgh Steelers , just let it go even though your 30 Plus Teams Tour has brought you to Cleveland , Ohio .
That’s right, let it go.
Ignore, and don’t respond to the madness.
They don’t call Cleveland Browns fans “The Dawg Pound ” for nothing .
This is YOUR 30 Plus Teams Tour , remember ?
Don’t let the haters ruin it for you .
(Besides , you know who has the better team anyway, so just zip your lip.)
Wear that green and gold or orange and black colors of your team proudly ., just like the hometown fans do.
Cheer on your team, but don’t act like an ass about them.
Don’t get into a shouting match with fans of the other team if one of them makes a comment about your favorite team or player.
Think about all that money you spent for those tickets.
It’s not worth responding to and ruining your stadium or arena experience .
What happens if you or one of your friends acts up at a game and beer and fists start flying?
Guess who’s going to get thrown out?
That’s right, you and your besties or you and the family .
Do you want your 30 Plus Teams Tour of New York City to be remembered forever as “The time that Daddy got us thrown out of Yankees Stadium ? ”
Just because some fans are screaming and being rowdy , like they left their manners at the front gate, doesn’t mean that you should follow suit.
Be loud and proud for your guys if they make some three point shots, hit a home run , score a goal or make a touchdown .
Don’t let it get to the point that you’ve become “THAT PERSON “, aka The Obnoxious Fan .
Please act like you’ve been there before .