The above pic is Andy and I at the Caps game on Tuesday night right before it started.
As you can see we had awesome seats!
The bad part was the Caps lost the game 4-2 to the Flyers.
Wow being that close to the ice gave a much better perspective for the size of the players and the speed of the game.
Because of how low we were, when the play was at the far end of the arena we had trouble seeing through the glass clearly so we had to switch back and forth from watching live action on the Jumbo-Tron to watching live action right in front of us.
A few times I forgot and just kept watching the Jumbo-Tron.
It’s amazing how conditioned we are as humans to watch our content on a screen.
This is why I’m excited about some of the things we’ll be able to do via video in United in the future.
Funniest thing that night was the lady sitting next to me. She introduced herself as a Flyers fan, but not an obnoxious one.
At one point in the game she turns to me and says, “Well you don’t have to cuss about it”.
I assured her that I hadn’t said any swear words. She insisted that I did and then repeated back to me what she thought I had said.
I told her it’s been about 15 years since I said anything like that.
She says, “No way, you’re a liar”. To which I lean over and say, “Seriously I don’t…I’m a pastor”.
She was blown away…first with embarassment. She said she felt like she needed to go to confessional…not sure why people always assume pastors are Catholic.
Then she’s tellling all her friends how cool it is that a pastor is 1. At a hockey game. 2. Has such good seats. 3. Is wearing Caps gear (guess she thought I was missing one of those little white collar thingies). 4. Is yelling for the home team.
I was able to tell her we cheer louder at United than we do at games though…she thought that was cool.
Wish I would have had the new United Promo Video loaded on my phone…that would have really shocked her.
Overall been an interesting week so far…
Got to share my faith with a Buddahist yesterday…that was cool
Last night I taught Earl’s class for him and as always had a good time hanging out with the senior saints of the church.
Last night I talked with them about being culturally relevant…at one point I threw out the name Brittany Spears…blank stares back. Then Kayne West…blank stares. Ummm…..ummmm….Perry Como…eyes lit up. 🙂
Should be a great weekend as we launch our brief 2-part series “What If”.