MAY 23RD, SATURDAY-- Next, I went over to the Legion (about 200 feet away from us, and saw an excellent country rock band called the Night Critters who played a lot of Creedence Clearwater Revival songs as well as Hank Williams, Jr.. I would have stayed for their whole show, but then we had the Blackhawks playing the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference Championship series.
Walked back to the RV and joined the others who were watching it on the outside TV. The last time I saw a Hawks game outside at their RV was earlier this month down in Panama City Beach, Florida. Now we had another foe in another round.
Not bad to be sitting outside on an absolutely wonderful night with the Speedway looming over us and the lights and flags on the Pagoda. Between periods I would go out to Georgetown Avenue (which was closed to traffic) and watch all the crazies walking up and down it, an Indy tradition.
And, we were really enjoying the game. The Hawks went up 1-0 in the first period and eventually had it to 3-1 and we were feeling quite confident. But then, it came. The Ducks scored three times in 37 seconds leading to a lot of head-shaking and "Oh Nos!" from those assembled. We had the next-door neighbors and a few passers-by watching.
We cheered loudly when the Hawks tied it up and went into overtime. But, I was tired by then as the game had not started until 9 our time and now it was a little after midnight. I went inside and watched the first overtime which was scoreless. I then fell asleep until Sue awakened me with the good news that the Hawks had won!!!
A Hawks Cheering. --RoadDog