Many of you know this already, but I got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go to the USA – Canada Gold Medal Hockey Game at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
Words really can’t describe it. I wish I had taken more photos and videos, but it’s hard to do that and really soak it all in. Plus, the battery on my iPhone was dying. But I saw some incredible things. One of the funniest was outside Canada Hockey Place where cops (with guns) were playing street hockey with fans. Presumably they were doing their security duty, but it looked hilarious — and really spoke to the community spirit in Vancouver.
So, I did manage to snap a few photos and a couple of videos. The videos are all essentially the same – scattered, bumpy and loud. Yes, you’ll hear me screaming like a lunatic (and singing Oh Canada horribly out of tune). But you’ll get a glimpse at what it was like on the inside…
Here’s a picture of me, my mother-in-law (who got us the tickets!) and my friend (who is an American fan):
And here are the videos (unfortunately I think the last two are super-huge files and seem to be very slow to display):