Monday, May 31, 2010

This One Hurts....

I realize this is my sports blog but I need to tell this story. I absolutely love the band Nickelback. I have seen them in concert five times in the last 7 years. Now if you give me the gears for my choice of music, I will rub your nose in my Wayne Gretzky 2 times in 2 days and Steve Yzerman autographed jerseys! LOL! But seriously, we knew where the band stays, and ironically enough Flames, Gretzky, Nickelback, all at the same hotel. There was a tour bus outside. Clue #1. We got there with some CD labels to hope to run into them in the lobby. We had the plan all laid out, sit in the lounge and just watch. Its about 30 feet to the door so we thought we had it figured. See where this is going yet? We had a beer and just sat and waited. We noticed someone with a Red Wings jacket walking around in the lobby, hmm. Clue #2, Kroeger's favorite team. We got up to leave and saw someone with a yellow hat walking up the ramp with the guy in the Red Wings jacket. A hat in a nice hotel? Clue #3...We were standing about to walk out, the person stood by the door and was taking pictures with 2 guys. This has to be someone, but god as my witness, never thought it was Kroeger. When it clicked I walked out and asked the guys who that was.
Their reply, "Chad Kroeger".
I stood from 20 feet away and watched him walk out the door. I ran to the bus to see if I could catch him the bus door closed and they pulled out.
I waited for a year for the chance and blew it. My wife said something too, hockey players don't try to hide, rock bands, try to hide, the simplest of diversions, a bloody hat...
I did go to the show and it was a rock party for 2 hours.
This will hurt for awhile....

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