Originally published June 14th, 2017.
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I know, I know. It has been a few days (wow, you guys like to give me a hard time).
Baby, I'm back!
AND you know what else is back? THE STANLEY CUP! The pens are back-to-back Stanley Cup champs!!
I had the pleasure of attending Game 1 of the series (you know, the one where the Penguins made history by not shooting for nearly 40 mins of play time). I was going to blog about it... but A: Vacation B: I get flustered when I publicly talk about sports, and C: Vacation.
However, I MUST blog about the crazy experience I had at the penguins parade today. If you're wondering when Pittsburgh turns into the purge, the answer is: When the Pens win the cup. Literally a lawless land downtown. Sitting on roofs, drinking beer while hanging out of car windows? All chill!
Personally, I got in a girl fight (if you know me in real life, ask me the story), made some awesome friends, and fell even more in love with Pittsburgh.
MUST mention the awesome super-fan family who stood next to me (and defended me in the girl fight). Their daughter's name was Jordan (first name) Crosby (middle name). She is named after Jordan Staal and Sidney Crosby. Now THAT is Pittsburgh.
With out further ado, here is my....
A lot of brave people wore jerseys in the 90 degree heat
Saw this sign that is so janky, and so Pittsburgh
This dude led a chant
But the booing for this guy was much louder
I forgot how long the road is
People started to sit on this roof and I HATED it. They had A BABY up there at one point.
The marching band started and people got excited
Jeff got a chant! His son(?) did not care I guess.
Literally couldn't stop staring at this roof and those dumb people
Iceberg's drum was much preferred to the plethora of airhorns at the parade. The crowd was pretty much united in: love of pens, and hate of airhorns
I thought this was a lot cooler than everyone else did... like did they drive that the whole way from the arena???
Hainsey ROCKED them jeans... and probably was the only Penguin without a cell phone out
Horny still had energy
Murray was as aloof as ever (is it obvious which pens are millennials? - cell phone in hand)
These two stole the show (and probably most of the beer)
Sheary and Guentzel just wanted to point at the camera
Fleury came out and everyone lost their minds
No really... everyone just wanted to touch him
Where the hell can I get myself a confetti cannon?
Letang was chill
Geno might have been over it. More important question - is that dude in the red shorts his brother? If not, who is his friend that looks exactly like him?
Crosby raised the cup and the media swarmed... it was annoying
Thumbs up for Sid
It ended by looking like a normal parade again
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