Monday, June 13, 2011

Canucks Fever

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This weekend I rowed the boat over to Vancouver.  I was actually there to visit friends and see Wicked, but conveniently I happened to land up smack dab in the middle of a whole lot of Vancouver Canucks fever!

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While walking down Robson Street my friend Sarah and I encountered this fan-mobile.  Nutty!!  (I actually saw multiple crazy cars all decked out but this was the only one parked so I could get photos.)

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Pretty much every local business, no matter what they sold, had something Canucks related going on.  Canucks Caramel Apple anyone?

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Canucks cupcakes for the win!!  (I did indeed buy a couple of these for me and Cat).

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We did take a stab at finding a pub near CBC Square to watch the game but it was just too chaotic and busy.  Instead Sarah and I wandered the pre-game crowds while waiting for Cat to get off work.

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This is West Georgia Street around 3pm.  The game didn’t start until 5pm so I can only imagine how insane the crowds were by then (and that’s just one of the multiple streets blocked off for outdoor viewing). 

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They say that something like 250,000 extra people have been in the downtown core during game nights.  Insane!

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We booked it on out of the stampeding crowds and watched the game in a fun, super packed restaurant/bar with multiple bigass TVs instead. 

Being there during the Game 5 win was so incredibly fun!!! 

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I brought my sign home to show support in my apartment window. :)

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Even my phone got a tattoo for the festivities.

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Tonight…GAME ON.  This could be our BIGGEST WIN EVER.

Here’s a little video to get you in the mood…

The story of Johnny Canuck!

Go Canucks Go!

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3 comments:

Andrew said...

Sooo cool you got to be there... the atmosphere looks contagious!

Even to a girl who has proclaimed that hockey is dead to her after the loss of her Habbies, and kind of wants Boston to win!

But, I kind hope they lose tonight so that they can win it at home!

Andrew said...

Andrew = Amy

Jessica said...

That video is awesome!
I'm not even a hockey fan but I am SO SO SOOOOOOOOOOOO excited about tonight!!

GO CANUCKS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!