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Accidentally went to the Bruins game last night...
« on: February 02, 2011, 10:05:25 AM »

Offline drza44

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Alright, here's the set-up.  I live in Durham, North Carolina and the circus is coming to town next week.  I've got 2 kids, one of which is 2 years old, and Barnum and Bailey sent us a ticket voucher when he was born so he could be a circus fan for life, or some marketing garbage like that.  The upshot is that we could get him a free ticket to his first circus, but we had to go directly to the RBC center in order for it to work.

So, the RBC center closes at 6.  I snuck out of work early and rode with my family out to the center to get the circus tickets.  As we're pulling up right at 6, we notice there is traffic everywhere and brilliantly we deduce there must be a hockey game going on.  Mind you, I don't watch hockey...never been my thing.  Anyway, so we get special permission from all the security guards to duck around the traffic and into the main parking lot so we can go to the box office to get our circus tickets.  And while we're in line, this lady walks up to us and says she can't go to the game, but she has 4 tickets, and she just gives them to us (TP for her, whoever she was).

Anyway, out of the blue I find myself seated at my first ever NHL game.  I had no idea who the Hurricanes were playing, but the tickets tell me it's the Bruins.  Once we got to the seats we had to ask the folks around us who the good players were on each team, but you know the funny thing?

It was FUN!

I don't even watch hockey, but it was an easy sport to follow live and the atmosphere is kicks.  Plus, we had really good seats just a few rows off the ice.  Even my wife and 4-year old daughter loved it, especially when goals were scored. 

Ironically, the game that happened by accident could turn into a habit, as I could actually see myself going to more hockey games in the future.

NEVER thought I'd ever type anything like that last sentence...

Re: Accidentally went to the Bruins game last night...
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2011, 10:08:05 AM »

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Hockey live is pretty awesome.  Been to a fair share of Bruins and BC hockey over the years.  Want to make it to my first Blackhawks game at some point later this season.  Tix are tough as heck to get.

The biggest issue is that the atmosphere doesn't translate well at all to television.  However, in person, hockey is a great sport to catch.


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Re: Accidentally went to the Bruins game last night...
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011, 10:09:22 AM »

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Hockey is an amazing sport to watch live.  Major props to the kindness of strangers, too. 

I missed the game, but it looks like you saw a good one.  Bergeron is on fire right now.


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Re: Accidentally went to the Bruins game last night...
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2011, 10:10:23 AM »

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Wow, talk about luck! I'm not a big hockey fan either.  I'm glad you're family had a great time. tp for sharing your great story. 8)
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2011, 10:16:11 AM »

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So... are you going to the circus or not?
 ;D


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Re: Accidentally went to the Bruins game last night...
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2011, 10:25:12 AM »

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Hockey is an amazing sport live. It is so tough to tell how fast the game really is until you see the players in person.

When the cameras follow the skaters on TV it deceives the viewers. Kind of like how auto racing looks slow on TV until you get to the track. Yes. I am a NASCAR fan (phew that felt good).

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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2011, 10:37:34 AM »

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So... are you going to the circus or not?
 ;D


p.s. Hope is a solei kind of thing i hate caged animals, but i respect preferences

Yep, we'll be there.  Ironically, in seats not that far from where we sat at the hockey game.

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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2011, 10:47:58 AM »

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Alright, here's the set-up.  I live in Durham, North Carolina and the circus is coming to town next week.  I've got 2 kids, one of which is 2 years old, and Barnum and Bailey sent us a ticket voucher when he was born so he could be a circus fan for life, or some marketing garbage like that.  The upshot is that we could get him a free ticket to his first circus, but we had to go directly to the RBC center in order for it to work.

So, the RBC center closes at 6.  I snuck out of work early and rode with my family out to the center to get the circus tickets.  As we're pulling up right at 6, we notice there is traffic everywhere and brilliantly we deduce there must be a hockey game going on.  Mind you, I don't watch hockey...never been my thing.  Anyway, so we get special permission from all the security guards to duck around the traffic and into the main parking lot so we can go to the box office to get our circus tickets.  And while we're in line, this lady walks up to us and says she can't go to the game, but she has 4 tickets, and she just gives them to us (TP for her, whoever she was).

Anyway, out of the blue I find myself seated at my first ever NHL game.  I had no idea who the Hurricanes were playing, but the tickets tell me it's the Bruins.  Once we got to the seats we had to ask the folks around us who the good players were on each team, but you know the funny thing?

It was FUN!

I don't even watch hockey, but it was an easy sport to follow live and the atmosphere is kicks.  Plus, we had really good seats just a few rows off the ice.  Even my wife and 4-year old daughter loved it, especially when goals were scored. 

Ironically, the game that happened by accident could turn into a habit, as I could actually see myself going to more hockey games in the future.

NEVER thought I'd ever type anything like that last sentence...

That's a great story!  Nice of that woman to give you the tix.  Sort of strange that she was at the stadium if she couldn't go (she must have been planning to go then got an important phone call and had to leave in a hurry or something...).
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2011, 10:50:39 AM »

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Re: Accidentally went to the Bruins game last night...
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2011, 11:30:20 AM »

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This is the year see a Bruins game too, especially if you're a fan of hockey fights, bruins got some beasts on the team this year. Nothing better than going to a hockey game and watching milan lucic drop some dude on the ice.

I had a boss of mine give me front row tickets right behind the visiting goal for a bruins game one time vs the devils. There were 3 fights in the game, one of them happened RIGHT in front of my seats, like 1:30 into the game....it was epic.
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2011, 01:08:32 PM »

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So... are you going to the circus or not?
 ;D


p.s. Hope is a solei kind of thing i hate caged animals, but i respect preferences

I prefer caged clowns
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