Cue The Chelsea Dagger

Posted By on June 15, 2010

Did you know that the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup last week? The CHICAGO Blackhawks?! And did you know I live in Chicago? So one of my hometown teams won the world championship, which gives them a big silver cup to tote around town? (That I plan to spend my summer chasing.)

So yes, last Wednesday night, for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, I went out to a bar with some friends (and my half-sister Alix and her friends) and we watched the game. Watching hockey with other people is always very exciting. Especially when your team wins and it means they WIN IT ALL! SHOTS ALL AROUND! SLAP SHOTS AND JAMESON SHOTS!

I was always not of drinking age when the Bulls won all their Championships. I would watch all the celebrations on TV, the people partying on Rush and Division, burning cars on Madison by Chicago Stadium, and I would wish I could be out there too! Maybe not out burning cars or getting arrested, but partying in the streets!

This time, though, I was in the middle of it. We went to a bar in Wrigleyville and we were partying out on the streets after the Hawks won, in a sea of red jerseys and shirts, while the news helicopters flew up above catching all the action. It. Was. AWESOME.

I got home late for a Wednesday night. And my sister Alix was home a lot later than I was, seeing as she is 21 and last I saw her that night, she was being hoisted up in the crowd by some new friends. But some of us are older and had to go to work the next day. But in case you were wondering, Alix and I are most definitely related. Here is the text I got from her. The next AFTERNOON:

As tired as I was the next day, it was worth it to be there the night they won and party with all those people on Clark and just see the city of Chicago get so excited about the Cup. It’s been a long time!

On Friday, I took the day off from work to head downtown to catch the Hawks parade and rally. I wrote about it over on Draft Day Suit, so you should go read it.

It really was one of the most insane things I’ve ever witnessed/been a part of in my life.

I am so glad I was part of it. And got to hear our song, many more times, the song we will never get sick of.

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


12 Responses to “Cue The Chelsea Dagger”

  1. Jenn says:

    Congrats! I was in Detroit for a ‘Wings wins during my prime singleton years. SO fun! Glad you enjoyed it. Oh….but do NOT touch that Cup with your mouth, should you get the chance. And wash your hands after you do get to touch it. I listen to sports radio and trust me, that thing has been places you do NOT want to go!!!
    Jenn´s last blog post ..Oh, For the Love of Bike…

  2. Rachel says:

    I can’t get the song out of my head.

    Even though I didn’t get into hockey until I moved to Colorado, I still thought the Blackhawks win was awesome. Last time was the year my parents graduated from high school.

    One of these days I have to attend one of those celebrations for a championship of a team I love. (hear that, Cubbies?)
    Rachel´s last blog post ..In advance of BlogHer ’10.

  3. Angella says:

    We were cheering for Chicago ever since the Canucks got the boot. I would LOVE to be in a city that won the Stanley Cup. If Vancouver ever gets to the final game, you better believe I’ll be driving down.

  4. mouncie123 says:

    KJ My Family and I were downtown too! Wasn’t it a blast!!! Oh hungover for a week!!! Recovery for old people sucks!! YEA HAWKS!!!!!

  5. Jen says:

    It will be black and gold of the Bruins next year! Since my Bruins didn’t win, I am happy for Chicago.
    Jen´s last blog post ..Curmudgeons

  6. Sarah says:

    That celebration of a championship thing is just the best thing ever. April 7, 2008, my town of Lawrence, KS went crazy when our beloved Jayhawks won the NCAA tourney. A group of band alums had impromptu concerts on random street corners. Everyone was high-fiving everyone, singing the alma mater, doing the rock chalk chant. The cops were just standing on the big planters on each corner, not stopping anyone from drinking or doing anything, but just making sure no one got hurt. My public defender friends and I were in such a good mood, we even got a picture with the cops, while we were taking shots of Goldschlager from our flask! Best night ever. The parade, complete with trophy, the next weekend was equally awesome.
    Sarah´s last blog post ..Give it a rest, Arizona

  7. Alice says:

    the only thing i’ve ever been a part of like this was the inauguration, hah. i was SO! SAD! that i wasn’t in nj/ny when the giants won the superbowl, it looked like it was pretty much just like this with your hawks. so happy for you guys!! 🙂
    Alice´s last blog post ..tidbits

  8. Scarlet says:

    Wohoooo! I hope to be doing the same next year for the Caps:)
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  9. slynnro says:

    Cheetos. Like sister like…sister.
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  10. gorillabuns says:

    well… all i can say if you didn’t wake up with the keyboard firmly imprinted onto your face for like 6 hours, you did something right!

    and no, i have NEVER done this stupid thing this week.:)

  11. Mahnee says:

    Alix’s text is too funny!!!!

    I miss hockey already!

  12. jodifur says:

    Did you just take a screenshot of you iphone? I don’t even know how to take a screenshot of my computer.
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