The Wanderers were back where they belong, Wanderland.
The fiercest ground last season, Pirtek Stadiu,m had a feeling like you had stepped into enemy territory.
If the Wellington game is anything to go by, things won't be much different this year.
The day started at the Roxy Hotel, where hundreds came together to celebrate their club.
From there they marched to the stadium in their thousands.
The co-ordination of the fans should be applauded.
Employing they own "RBB security" armed with high-visability jackets and megaphones, the march was a sight to behold as men, women and children filled the streets of Parramatta.
Arriving at the stadium you instantly get the feeling that it is a real family club.
Coming in the active support area I was hugged by somebody, saying: "It's good to be home".
On top of this the RBB ran a fund-raiser for the bushfires for the duration of the day, capping it off with a banner saying: "Fire victims, you're in our thoughts".
There is a sense of community with those affected by the bushfires as they reached Sydney's west.
The fans wanted this to be known as they started the game off with a banner stating: "These colours unite us all" and a chant to match.
The Wanderers started strong, headed to the break ahead from an early goal from Jerome Polenz.
The second half told a different story as the Phoenix fought back to level the scores on the 60th minute.
The fans cheered on their boys and applauded them as they finished the match despite the disappointing result, which you get the feeling that it does not seem to matter in Wanderland.
All eyes are now on the Sydney derby this weekend.