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canadianhobo 02-06-2013 12:40 AM

Is it Weird Going to a Jets Game alone?
 
Has anyone ever went to a game alone? What was your experience? Is it weird? I purchased 1 ticket to see the game on Thursday. Is it weird?

bazaaa* 02-06-2013 01:19 AM

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Originally Posted by canadianhobo (Post 59149193)
Has anyone ever went to a game alone? What was your experience? Is it weird? I purchased 1 ticket to see the game on Thursday. Is it weird?

No, who cares. Half the time people are walking around going to the bathroom or getting a drink on their own.
Who cares what anyone thinks anyways.

sully1410 02-06-2013 01:24 AM

No, but I do think it is weird to go to brunch on your own or to a concert on your own. I have always felt weird about going to eat at a restaurant on my own as well.

Inflict 02-06-2013 01:34 AM

No, not at all. I was in a group that were going to purchase three season tickets but they all backed out at the last second. I decided to get a single season ticket anyways because I would have probably kicked myself otherwise. Turns out, it was the right move! No need to fear the people beside you because they are probably huge fans just like everyone else in the building.

If this is your first game, trust me, it is going to be one hell of an experience. I certainly wont ever forget the feeling of walking in the arena for the first time, packed with 15 thousand loud and crazy fans. It gave me goosebumps!

Edit: As an experience, going with friends is always going to be better but don't let that prevent you from having fun.

World Ultimate 02-06-2013 01:35 AM

I personally missed out on getting a pair of seasons and was offered in on getting a single tick for as many games as I want at season ticket price. I personally like it way better when I go with other friends going and just sit by myself during the game but meet them at intermission. Although a few times ive had to go on my own without friends and I still enjoy the experience. A jet game is a jet game (awesome going either way). Just make friends with the people beside you and youll be good!

gholas 02-06-2013 01:47 AM

LOL, got a Moose ticket from work one time, they were given to anyone just so our company showed support for the team by having people in them. I have never seen a hockey game yet in the MTS centre, so I grabbed one and wasn't sure if I was gonna know my co-workers that would be there as well. Anyway no one showed and this was my 1st AHL game and I thought it was really bad so I left after the 1st period.(maybe just a bad game)

tntkid 02-06-2013 01:53 AM

Everyone is friendly at the games that I attended by myself in both the upper & lower deck.

It's never awkward if you are friendly & a Jets fan.

Wearing another teams jersey however will make it hard to make new friends.:nod:

hurricanedave 02-06-2013 02:00 AM

If you're worried about what other people think, then don't worry at all. Most people won't even realise you're alone at the game. If you want to enjoy a live game, then don't worry you will, have fun.

Holden Caulfield 02-06-2013 02:04 AM

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Originally Posted by tntkid (Post 59150589)
Everyone is friendly at the games that I attended by myself in both the upper & lower deck.

It's never awkward if you are friendly & a Jets fan.

Wearing another teams jersey however will make it hard to make new friends.:nod:

I disagree. When I was at the Jets game last year when the Kings were in town and I wore my Kings jersey (with a Jets toque and scarf though :laugh:) I made more friends than ever, so long as you are fun and jovial about it and have no problem taking it. I find girls in particular like to pick on the outsider wearing the opposing jersey :naughty:

I was basically alone since my buddy was too embarrassed and wanted nothing to do with me :laugh:

(Alcohol may have played a small part in it)

Hank Chinaski 02-06-2013 07:03 AM

Not weird in the slightest.

Only Jokinen 02-06-2013 07:39 AM

glad to hear everyone saying it's alright haha I've been told by my girlfriend and friends that I'm a loser for getting a ticket to a game in march for just myself.

broinwhyteridge 02-06-2013 08:15 AM

I'd actually prefer to go alone but I have a 2nd ticket as well. Back in the 1.0 days I went to all my games alone... was new to Winnipeg and quite enjoyed the solitude for a few years.

Wonko the Sane 02-06-2013 08:20 AM

The guy right behind me has a single ST, shows up to every game and yells at the refs most of the game from the 300's. Awesome.

SCP Guy 02-06-2013 08:38 AM

I was alone at a game when a buddy of mine sold his tickets to some of his friends I did not know....so I put one of my ear buds in and tuned to the FM play by play of tsn 1290 they have broadcasting in the arena and enjoyed the game very much....was kind of fun listening to the play by play instead of chatting with my buddies for a change :D

Ziggy66 02-06-2013 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by canadianhobo (Post 59149193)
Has anyone ever went to a game alone? What was your experience? Is it weird? I purchased 1 ticket to see the game on Thursday. Is it weird?

Not at all! You have to do what you have to do to get to a live game this shortened season! Hell I would go to every home game this season if I was off work and could get singles!!

Enjoy it and have fun!

GrandChelems 02-06-2013 09:26 AM

Not weird at all. I have family and friends, but nonetheless I still did/do it often ... Jets 1.0 and 2.0. I like hockey and watching the Jets.

ps241 02-06-2013 09:42 AM

not weird at all. Last year my wife (we ;)) was pregnant and she bailed on me more than once hours before the game. With the blessing of my wife ;) I quite enjoyed the experience of attending alone and felt less need to chat to the person I was with and it allowed me to be into the flow of the game. people sitting beside me were all still really social so it worked out well.

I have travelled allot for business over the years and have gotten use to attending a movie or sitting in a restaurant to eat by myself and honestly its always what you make it. A movie doesn't matter at all and with a restaurant I usually sit at the bar and take my iPad and watch sports on the TV and its all good. I have met some really interesting people over the years this way.

Company is nice to have but not mandatory in most situations....It has been my experience that often you can have a great time by stepping out of your comfort zone a bit.

hypocrite* 02-06-2013 11:13 AM

If you have to come on a message board for approval of whether or not this is weird, that you are uncomfortable in your own skin to be sitting alone. That is only weird if you are above the age of 25.

Repoman 02-06-2013 11:36 AM

I have a pair of seats in the 300's but wanted to see a game from the lower bowl so I went to the Islanders game by myself and had a blast. Two Islander fans were sitting beside me and we had a great time bugging each other.

KingSalamon 02-06-2013 11:59 AM

When you are at a Jets game.... you are never alone! There are 15004 fans having a blast!

canadianhobo 02-06-2013 12:14 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. See you there!

cheswick 02-06-2013 12:47 PM

Yeah its weird cause it means you have no friends ;)

I can understand someone who is not the most socially outgoing person to only want to go with friends. But if your personally comfortable with it, then don't worry about it. I'm sure there are lots of people at games who only got single tickets.

I went to the Ducks game last year with my gf but she was sitting 20 seats away so it was pretty much like being alone. the people around me were friendly even though I'm not much of a talker.

bigplay41 02-06-2013 12:53 PM

no not at all, i mean if your a hockey fan your going to the game to focus on the game right. I laugh at people who leave during periods and wait in line for beer and miss half the period. Do you realize how much money you just waisted by not even sitting in your seat? Like going to the gym i dont go to Jets games to socialize i go because i paid $300 bucks for two seats and i wanna watch the Jets play.

tbcwpg 02-06-2013 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Holden Caulfield (Post 59150743)
I disagree. When I was at the Jets game last year when the Kings were in town and I wore my Kings jersey (with a Jets toque and scarf though :laugh:) I made more friends than ever, so long as you are fun and jovial about it and have no problem taking it. I find girls in particular like to pick on the outsider wearing the opposing jersey :naughty:

I was basically alone since my buddy was too embarrassed and wanted nothing to do with me :laugh:

(Alcohol may have played a small part in it)

Wore an opposing team's jersey last season (won't say which one due to fear of ridicule!), and found that people actually talk to you more. If you're not confrontational, wearing the other team's jersey actually got me to interact with fans around me more.

Although, since I am a STH (even though it's part of a group), I think some people recognized me.

I don't think going to a game alone is weird.

gholas 02-06-2013 01:35 PM

Just show up with no shirt and a J painted on your chest, if anyone asks, say the other 3 guys got into a car crash and that they're okay watching from the hospital.


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