Yeah that is how the past year has been! I finally get a chance to start this beloved thread of mine & completely miss the opportunity. It is amazing that every thing that has transpired in the last few months that any one of us would go bonkers for any semblance of normalcy. To make a short hockey story long, I was so looking forward to seeing live Lightning hockey. The Lightning made an announcement that they would let fans in at a 23% capacity. So out of 19,000 + seats roughly 3,800 available. They did the best to make it as fair as possible for season ticket holders (STM) to get a chance to secure seats for 28 home games. However only a max of 14 games in 2 packages and 7 games in 3 packages were available. So everything went based on STM tenure. Friends I know that have been STM since the beginning windows opened up just before noon. My window (STM for 4yrs) 7:10 pm! My seat mates who over the last few years have become great friends window was at 5:15 (out of their brain on the train
informs me there's slim pickens & had no luck! By the time my turn between glitches, password errors,reboots, being stuck between two cell towers & no reply from my member rep. Notta! Zip! Zilcho!! No seats left! So disappointed I was. So being resigned to not being able to secure seats I was literally deflated! Then the next day I get a text from my aforementioned seat mate says there was a limited amount of seats "re-released!" I quickly log in and get 2 of the last 4 seats available!!! I only get seats for a 7 game package including the home opener. Being so stoked I will get to see live hockey again, the Stanley Cup Banner raised & of course the Cup itself. I am woke by my better 1/2 stating "The Lightning have closed Amalie Arena until further notice! No fans allowed. I have been so bummed yet understanding. I have been so busy with work and consider myself very blessed to be so as I know so many are wishing they could be in that position. Any how Thank you 73 for offering for me to open this much loved thread of mine. I hope you & yours are doing well well and all are safe! Same goes for all of Y'all out there! So now I am watching me Bolts pasting the Blackhawks (sorry Blackhawkrush) in a euphoric melancholy state of being!
Lets GO Lightning!! ⚡⚡⚡
Edited by Crimsonmistymemory, 13 January 2021 - 09:58 PM.