Yesterday was our last chance to see the Buffalo Sabres play hockey in DC this season, so we decided to grab the opportunity. We live just a little over a mile from Verizon Center so it’s easy for us to wait for last-minute ticket deals on StubHub.
Paul splurged for seats in the 200 section, but we still got a great deal — he paid less than half the price printed on the tickets.
(Please note: When you buy a ticket on StubHub, you might not notice who it was first issued to before you purchase!)
(Thanks for selling us your ticket, Pookie Bear!)
We agreed that we needed to wear Buffalo-appropriate clothing for yesterday’s game but I don’t have a Sabres shirt yet. Paul offered me one of his — he owns at least 10 to 12 Sabres tops, including t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, and sweatshirts — but I demurred. I didn’t want to wear an oversized man shirt! Too boxy! So I wore the next-best option, my Buffalo Bills shirt.
I forgot to take any photos of Paul and I in our Buffalo-themed gear last night, but here’s a shot from September 2011. (It’s also featured in my post Oh, The Buffalo Items We Own. And for the record, my hair is not nearly that long anymore.)
I also wore a green cardigan because I knew my arms would be cold and yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day. Win!
If you’re wondering how the Sabres did…they lost. But it was still a lot of fun; totally worth being out late on a Sunday night.
Plus! I got to meet Buffalo resident Charlie Fashana! We’re connected on Twitter and I noticed he was visiting DC, so I got in touch to ask if he was going to the game. Indeed he was. The three of us met up between periods and talked for about 10 minutes. It kind of felt like I was meeting a local Buffalo celebrity (I’d just read his interview on Buffalo.com a few days before.) It was great to meet him and hopefully our paths will cross again in the future.
Here’s a quote from Charlie’s interview that I particularly liked:
[My wife] Karen and I made a conscientious decision to move to the city when we got married. I used to live in Snyder and grew up in the ‘burbs. We feel strongly about living here for two reasons: the first is that we need people to get back in the city to get things going. Second, it’s so damn cool to be able to walk and do anything we want.
Agreed! Crossing my fingers that Paul and I will be there soon ourselves.