A Few Bad Apples at the Gopher Game

Last night Stephanie and I went with some friends to the U of MN hockey season opener. My friend had gotten a free parking pass and four free tickets in a suite! Parking and strolling into suite level knowing you didn't pay anything is pretty cool.

Unfortunately the tickets were in the suite of a local rock radio station who had also given away some promotional tickets. The guys in the suite were already 5 or 6 beers in by the time we got there. Other people's drinking isn't really my business, but the filth that was coming out of these guys mouths made enjoying the game impossible. They were loud, obnoxious and vulgar.

So after the first period I struck up a conversation with a man in a suite next to ours. It turned out that he worked for the Xcel Centre and he invited us to come watch the rest of the game in his suite. In the meantime another person from our suite asked management to come and talk to the trouble makers and they were eventually removed from the premises.

It is sad how a few bad apples came spoil the experience of others so easily. I would never consider myself the language police, but there comes a point where people need to be at least semi-conscious of their environment. Needless to say, after we moved suites we had a blast watching the game and visiting with our friends.