I'd never been to St James' Park before today.
I'd been in for an event at my previous job, but that's not quite the same. I'd never been to a match, or into the stands. But at lunchtime I joined many, many people and made my way to the stadium.
I was a bit scared that I wouldn't know where to go. What to do. I needn't have worried. There were so many people there that all I needed to do was follow the crowds. I was amazed at how many people there were, even at lunchtime. Even in the summer holidays.
I've posted the pictures on flickr so I won't post any here. Instead, I'll say that it brought a lump to my throat and tears to my eyes to read the messages that people had written.
I hope that it's some small amount of comfort for Sir Bobby's family to know just how loved he was. Not just in Newcastle - not just in football - but universally.
I signed one of the books of condolences. I've never done that before. I wrote that football, the north east and the world in general are the poorer for his absence.
He will be sorely missed.
Make a donation to Sir Bobby's charity here.