Family drives 15 hours to Lambeau

Jesse Ritka

Family drives 15 hours to Lambeau

CREATED Sep. 7, 2011

GREEN BAY-The kickoff to the regular season is bringing fans and celebrities alike into Title Town.  And they are going to all be a part of what could be the biggest party Green Bay has ever hosted.

 “GO PACK GO!” can be heard all around Title Town and fans can't contain their excitement.

The Curtin family drove 15 hours from Wyoming just for the game.  Joseph Curtin tells TODAY'S TMJ4's Jesse Ritka how different Green Bay looks, “This is unreal, and I come to three games every year out here and this is just . . . the vibe is like a playoff atmosphere, it’s unreal.”

Fans say it's almost like hosting the Superbowl, “It’s primetime football at its finest.”

The thrill in Wisconsin is spreading across the nation.  Lady Antebellum isn't perfuming until Thursday but the band is already in Green Bay, keeping the energy high.

Charles Kelley, from the band says its great to be in the action, "We’ve been football fans our whole lives and to feel like we’re a part of it, I just hope they don’t need me to go into the game, because they’d be sorely disappointed, we’re musicians for a reason.”

The Curtin family can't wait to see them perform but they are most anxious for the Packers performance versus the Saints.  “This is a big deal for us,” said Curtin.

The "Back to Football" concert is expected to have an audience of 30-40 thousand Packer fans, many of which won't even have tickets to the game.