Colts host Fan Fest in Terre Haute

Fans streamed into Terre Haute to the sound of the Jai Baker Band to enjoy all that the Fan Fest had to offer.

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Fans of all ages lined up to get autographs from running back Devin Moore, defensive tackle Daniel Muir and cheerleaders Mara, Erin, Tessa and Stefanie.

Moore, a product of Cardinal Ritter High School in Indianapolis, has joined the tour several times this summer to share his story with the fans.

Muir, who appeared in 16 games, starting 10, made his first MIP Tour appearance of the summer. Muir led all defensive linemen last season with 66 tackles, 54 solo, and had 0.5 sack and six QB pressures.

"This is why I love our fans. To come out here and see all of them is great. We could show up at a gas station and they would be there. Our fans are everywhere and they always support us," Muir, who left Kent State ranked third in school history in career sacks (14.5) and seventh in tackles for losses (35), said.

"We have the best fans in the NFL. Every fan around the league supports their team but there is something special about our fans and the way the support us," he said.

There were droves of fans taking in all the tour had to offer from the mountain slide and bounce house to the Colts In Motion traveling museum. There was also an opportunity for everyone to register to win free preseason tickets or register their kids for the Kids Club.

Most fans were donning their Colts jerseys, but one fan stuck out though. Meet Paul, a fan who has taken his love for the Colts to another level. He has a long beard dyed Colts Blue.

"We're die hard Colts fans and try to make it to as many functions as possible," Paul who was accompanied by his wife Sue, said. "We've been Colts fans since 1958. I loved Johnny Unitas and I now love Peyton Manning. I was a Colts fan when they were Baltimore so it was great when they moved to Indiana."

Paul, who intends to grow his beard until the Colts win the Super Bowl, dyes it starting in July and maintains the color throughout the season. Paul lost his vision due to glaucoma so he listens to every game on the radio. Slipping his sunglasses down he revealed yet another tribute to his fan hood, Colts eyes.

With the sun setting Paul and Sue strolled through the Terre Haute Fan Fest as the Jai Baker played on covering hits from country music to hip hop.

The fourth and final Fan Fest of the summer is Friday, July 9, featuring a free concert by Platinum recording artist, Sister Hazel. The event is from 5-8p.m. on the American Legion Mall. Grab your Colts gear and join us for a great night on the Mall!

For more information on the MIP Tour click on the Fanzone tab above. You can also follow the tour by logging onto mycolts.net and checking out the MIPInternCJ blog.

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