Two days after the Capitals played the Penguins, Mumford and Sons made a concert stop in Pittsburgh as part of their Delta Tour. The Grammy Award-winning band performed in front of thousands of fans at PPG Paints Arena.
Despite the concert being held in the home barn of their biggest rival, one Capitals fan made himself known during a quiet part in the set, yelling LET’S GO CAPS! so all could hear in the arena.
The next song Mumford and Sons played was I Will Wait, which has special significance for the DC fanbase.
— Blair 🐝 (@BFlynnP) March 15, 2019
— Allie (@AllieTaly) March 15, 2019
I asked Blair to elaborate.
“The band had done one set on the main stage and then they went up to the top of the 100 level to do a mini-set of two songs with one microphone,” Blair said. “They did this to be more among the crowd. Because of the location and the sound, Marcus, the lead singer, asked the audience a couple of times to stay quiet.
“And then in between songs, during this super quiet set, there was a very loud, clear ‘Let’s Go Caps!'” she continued. “There wasn’t much of a crowd reaction, but I immediately turned to my husband who confirmed he heard the same thing I did.”
The band returned to the main stage and played “I Will Wait.”
“It was awesome,” Blair said.
Hit the speaker button at the top right to play the sound.
The song is deeply meaningful for many Caps fans because the day after Washington won the Stanley Cup, the team published a highlights video recapping the best moments of the team’s championship run. “I Will Wait” played in the background.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) June 8, 2018
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