Saturday morning, I woke up at 7am hoping to take a photo with my son Ethan and the Stanley Cup at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Then, I checked social media. When I started seeing photos of hundreds of people in line nearly three hours before the event started (I would have gotten there around 9am), I realized immediately that I would be choosing to make my 15-month-old son miserable during a long day on top of a eight floor parking garage, and, sadly decided to stay home.
For a thousand-plus Caps fans (at least) who arrived super, super early (like my brother Brandon), they had the opportunity to see the Stanley Cup and it was a dream come true. Many fans, however, who arrived 30 minutes before the event was supposed to start or after, were later turned away and unable to get a photo.
The Capitals did what they could.