Monday, January 8, 2007

They're coming....

The DC United fans of la Barra Brava and the Screaming Eagles will be in the house tomorrow night in section 414. As a supporter of both the Caps and DCU, I'll be taking a walk over to chant with the boys (and girls). Both groups are VERY vocal and definitely add to the experience, but lets just say you wouldn't want to put them in the family section. Which is fine by me.

The Caps need more passionate, noisemaking fans, and I wouldn't mind seeing the team designate a section to just that type of fan in the future. That would eliminate the complaints that "they won't sit down" and "I don't want my kids near that much drinking." So Caps suits, if you're listening, designate a permanent section in the cheap seats for loud-chanting, beer-drinking, all-energy-all-the-time fans. The games will be more fun for it. And remember, it's hockey, not ballet. A profane chant every once in a while is to be expected. Hey, the Capital Center used to ring with a word that rhyme with cashbowl all the time. And those of us that grew up there turned out OK. Well, for the most part, anyway.

Also, tickets for tomorrow's game are half price in certain sections. Go get 'em.

1 comment:

DCSportsChick said...

Absolutely agree. If they can put alcohol-free sections in some arenas *shudder*, why can't they have a rabid fan section?

Chanuck is there tonight in 414, sure wish I was!