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Caps Fans Take It to the Streets
Let’s face it, Playoffs are one long, drawn out, high-stress party. When you add Cinco de Mayo to the mix on the day of a non-elimination game (the series currently stands 2-1 in favor of the Rangers), what you get is less stress and more party. It’s a good look on F Street.
The festivities included everything that fans have come to expect of pre-game street entertainment: Red Rockers with free temporary tattoos, stilt-walkers, and a giant inflatable Slapshot. The gorgeous weather also facilitated an inline hockey scrimmage orchestrated by the Caps and featuring team-endorsed Jersey Fouls:
In addition to the action on the street, both Caps and Rangers fans brought the holiday inside, with many a sombrero in evidence on the concourse. Regardless on the outcome of today’s game, it’s safe to say that tequila will be required by both sides of the fan divide – for celebration, and mourning. Double the amount for anyone forced to deal with Metro today.
Update: The Caps won 3-2 in regulation. Cue the celebratory margaritas! Images from the pre-game & warmups can be found here on the author’s flickr.