Well, as luck would have it, the L.A. Kings have won the Stanley Cup. Although I have never paid attention to the NHL, even I know it’s a pretty big deal here. The Kings fans I’ve known over the years tend to be, well, fanatical to a greater extent than those of the Dodgers or the Lakers, for instance. In companies I’ve worked at, it’s been the Kings fans who played hockey themselves in organized leagues (this is L.A., remember) and it’s they who have larger than life posters of Wayne Gretsky and Luc Robitaille on their office walls.
So, next Thursday afternoon is the victory parade in downtown L.A. I have never been to one of these events, and in the past, fighting my way through the traffic and then having to pay exorbitant amounts for parking would have been a dealbreaker. But today there’s a better option since we’ve now got a train that comes almost reasonably close to my house and goes straight to Staples Center–in fact, they named the Metro station there after Chick Hearn. So I’m thinking this might be kind of interesting, and since I’m free that day, what have I got to lose?
Would you go if you were here? Is there anything in particular I should watch for, and watch out for?