What a day. What an evening. What a moment.
And after spending over two years being miscast as a villain in a play we didn't write and portrayed as the devil in a hell we didn't create it's fair to say each and every Blackburn Rovers fan deserves this.
Amazing to think that when the 3rd round of the FA Cup kicked off at the start of January there were a lot of good folks (myself included) who had dismissed the cup competitions - much like the Capital One Cup - as an unnecessary distraction to the primary objective which was promotion via the Championship play offs. That was wrong, very wrong. But then hindsight normally does win when pitted against predicted foresight.
To say Rovers win away at Arsenal was virtually unpredictable would be a bit of a stretch given the Wenger Boys' ability to create their own particular brand of crisis. But when the line ups were announced pre-match there was still more than enough quality in the Gunner's starting line up to rip Rovers a new belly button.
With a starting line up that cost in excess of £80m over the years to assemble, the "weakened side" argument may have been true in terms of who they could have fielded, but pretending that Arsenal were significantly hampered by dropping some of their finest players is an excuse they shouldn't be allowed to cuddle up and hide behind.
Especially since they were playing a Rovers side that had no less than SEVEN players which fall under the bracket of having cost nothing, a nominal fee and/or are club youth team graduates.
Yes, Arsenal were not at their best, Oui, Arsenal can still point to the endless one man football comedy show that is Gervinho and without question, Rovers certainly rode their luck at times.
But when you're the underdog in a fight nobody expects you to win when do any of the above not apply in football for the less fancied side to triumph?
Pretending it was all just a monumental Arsenal cock up does a tremendous disservice to the new found spirit, fight and organisation that has been instilled under new boss Michael Appleton which allowed our boys a fighting chance. We weren't exactly overeager to attack at will but then why should we?
Rovers didn't have an obligation to pour forward at will and allow their Premier League counterparts an 8-0 landslide. There was only one way our Ewood Park clan were going to emerge victorious and that was by digging in and frustrating. Appleton knew the crowd would grow restless the longer the game stayed goalless, he declared as much pre-match... and he was right.
There were some heroic performances at the back - pretty much all of the back four (anti-Bradley Orr brigade look away now) were absolute lions. They were overworked and pinned back but they never gave up, and as for Jake Kean, well those of us who are Arte et Labore by choice know first hand what he is capable of. Now a wider audience does too.
He was tremendous. A performance up there with the famous super show Brad Friedel pulled off at the same venue in the exact same competition back in 2007.
Even Lee Williamson put up a sterling fight in midfield on debut. A couple of performances loosely related to this one and he may even lose the "oh he was released by Portsmouth so he must be bobbins" tag.
It was a team performance to make you proud once again. One that would have never occurred under Bullshit Boy or Henning Berg, but one that was made possible by the breath of fresh air that is Michael Appleton... the appointment we didn't want but the one we definitely needed, even if we didn't know it at the time.
That's now over 9 hours since Rovers last conceded a goal from open play, a place booked in the FA Cup quarter finals with a shot at Wembley very much in range, a late charge for the play offs a decent possibilty and a new belief amongst fans and players alike.
It still has plenty of time to all come crumbling down after an encouraging start by Michael Appleton, but if you didn't enjoy Saturday and a glorious victory over one of England's leading lights then there is no hope for you.
Out of all the club's fans out there, we more than anyone deserved our day in the sun.
And what a day it was.