While attending the Senators vs Bruins game at Scotiabank Place on Saturday there were a few things I noticed and a few things that I learned. Some were about the game and is sports related the other is from the social viewpoint.
As for the game itself it was entertaining. More to the point it is entertaining to be in the building watching it live, if I was watching the same game on TV there would have been a good chance that the majority of the time would have been spent on the Red Sox vs Tampa Rays baseball game instead. There was not a lot of speed and not a lot of emotion from either the players or the crowd and neither got the other going. I was a typical defensive Bruins game with not a lot of great chances. It ended 4-2 for Boston.
Now for the social comment:
I purchased a 5 game pack for 3 Senators games and 2 World Junior games (Just so I could see 1 Team Canada game live). Since I was unable to get anyone to go along and get tickets I ended up just getting the 1 bunch. Attending the game alone was an experience, as it is the first time I have gone alone to a game. Sure it is like a movie and watching it with someone really shouldn’t make it any more enjoyable as you are there to see the action but it is still a little different. You do get the feeling of being out of place. At the beginning my row was full and all was well. After the first the 3 to my left had moved. They were the cheering type and probably hunted down some better seats. Now I had some room so that was ok. By the 6 minute mark of the 3rd the 2 beside me left early to get a jump on traffic (this is one of my pet peeves, go to a game stay for the game, until the end. Even if it is a blowout you stay...but I digress). At this point you get that awkward feeling as there are 7 seats around you that are empty and you are just sitting there by yourself. Sure nobody probably noticed and if they did, didn’t care but it is still a awkward feeling for sure.
In any event I still look forward to the next game on the schedule and enjoy the product on the ice as best I can.