Southsiders treated horribly at Canucks-Wild Game
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02-13-2013, 05:56 PM
Join Date: May 2010
Exciting games, or games that should be exciting, are dumbed down considerably without the accompanying cheering/noise. Being loud for the sake of it is irratating, but I find the silence after a big hit, goal, good save or incredible play (converting or not) even more so.
I was at the Chicago game with a few friends, and in the past a few other big games, and the crowd was just awful. Worse yet, many fans who tried to get the crowd going (waves, chants, cheers, even the occaisional boo for certain players, ie Keith) were told to stop. IT SAID IT IS PART OF THE TICKET THAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO CHEER AND BE INTO THE GAME!!!
Further more, at this Chicago game, we had an incredibly drunk couple in front of us loudly arguing, then heavily petting, then yelling at each other, then making out, leaving for at least two "bathroom" trips, then fighting again all game complete with dramatic arm gestures, shoving, blocking our views for at least 2 rows, and our attempts to silence them went unheeded by Canucks security, even after sending the texts out and informing gentleman that showed us to our seats. All the violent drunken yelling and racial and sexual slurs shouted at anyone in a Chicago jersey (including a vet with an Esposito jersey who obviously wasn't just trying to stir the pot) were also not stopped, even when it went far, far, far beyond the limits of rivalry and trash talking.
This behaviour is ok, but trying to cheer your team on is being silenced?...Get it together Canucks staff...We are all Canucks, aren't we?
This has been repeated during game two against L.A. last season(including one drunk ***hat who tried starting a fight, infront of his kid, because someone applauded one of Brown's goals, which was objectively, a nice bit of work on Brown's part), a few Minnesota games, Chicago games, the last Calgary game I went to, both St. Louis games I've been to, etc, etc, etc for the last 5 or so years since I started going to watch Canuck games on my own buck (since my pay from work increased enough to allow such purchases for leisure).
Hooliganism seems to be tolerated, and cheering is being silenced....this is why I hate that every sales person seems to get lower bowl tickets to court clients, this is the kind of atmosphere it builds. After my last experience, I don't think I'll be back for a game either, I'd much rather watch games at home or at one of my favorite watering holes then be asked politely to not cheer.
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