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The Stanley Cup

I was minding my own business 11:30p Friday night, 6/11/10, just hanging out by the circle drive in our downtown Chicago apartment building.  Many people milled about on State and Rush Streets, visiting the many restaurants and taverns.  It’s some good people watching.  I was texting on my BlackBerry Curve when I heard police sirens.  That’s not unusual, especially on a weekend night.  The suburbanites love to come downtown, get drunk and do things they shouldn’t do.  What was unusual, however, was the fact that two police cars, sirens blaring, pulled up quickly to our circle drive.  This caught the attention of many passers-by, who wandered over to see who was getting arrested.  Odder still, two young ladies came out of the backseat of one of the cars, laughing and smiling.  Who were these important ladies that needed a police escort?

Just as suddenly, a large limo/van pulled up next to the police cars, effectively blocking off the drive for all traffic, including those wishing to park in our building.  Curiosity brought a huge throng of people over, all with cameras out and ready to photograph whatever excitement would follow.  Next thing I know, the van door opens and out pops Andrew Ladd of the Blackhawks, holding the Stanley Cup up high for all to see.





I just bought a new camera, but it was upstairs.  I had no chance to get it and was stuck taking photos w/my BlackBerry.

The Hawks stayed for about 15 minutes and allowed us all to take photos.  We cheered for them, clapped and showed them our appreciation.  They then left and went to their next destination.  They stopped at many popular hang-outs and did the same thing.


June 14, 2010 Posted by | Social Events | Leave a comment