My evening was emmersed in all things Hockey at the Dome of the Red. 25th Anniversary Year for the Calgary Flames.
Home opener. Lost in overtime 3-2. Son is mad. I tried to look on the bright side. "At least it was exciting!" Lombardi was on fire. I want his number on my souvenir jersey.
Highlights: We received a replica of the banner they raised to the rafters: "Calgary Flames 2003-2004 Western Conference Champions." We were treated to a transcendent opening ceremony which made me realize how much emotion music can evoke when properly applied.
As we left, the NHL gave everyone a replica of the Stanley Cup. It is a duplicate of the one A got at Macdonalds 2 years ago with a happy meal. Kinda felt like getting our noses rubbed in it since the Flames just barely missed out on the cup 2003-04. "Glad you fans came back to help the owners make millions of dollars! Here's a $2 token of our thanks from China." I guess the NHL really hasn't changed that much after all.
Underneath the jaded exterior, the girl in me was jumping with joy that I got to go with A to the game. B was sick.