Yesterday I waited like so many fans until it was game time. I was so anxious all day but thankful I didn’t have to work my day job because I wouldn’t have been able to get anything done. I arrived at my other job at the Capital One Arena PWC Club early. I usually just go inside the Vault and stay but I couldn’t on Monday. I just had to venture out before it was time for me to clock in.
I was sort of on a mission to find and get a selfie with Ovie The Bulldog. After walking through crowds of fans, I finally had succeeded and got my picture. I was so thrilled and thankful to his owner. I think Ovie The Bulldog is a big celebrity because I watched fan after fan ask to take a selfie with him.
I was able to get pictures of fans; some who had traveled long distances and even over seas to come to this Caps game. As I was outside, I wanted so badly to go and rock out with my favorite music group FALL OUT BOY but I knew I would have been late so I returned to work.
At the PWC Club. the tables were beautifully set and ready to receive the fans. I looked out the huge glass windows that surround the club to see a sea of red. The sight just left me awe-struck.
The restaurant was over flowing with fans, which was overwhelming for me but enjoyable at the same time. I had been a ball of emotions since the Caps made it into the Playoffs. There were times I found myself crying happy tears one minute and giggling uncontrollably the next.
During a short break, I had a chance to see Fatima Al Ali and that to me was an honor. Although I wish that I could have seen my buddy Caleb Green; however, it was so crowded and busy. I know our path will cross again.
I am like any other fan: so proud that the Capitals have made it and continue to surpass everyone’s expectations. I believe in speaking what I want to happen into existence and claiming it. I tell the fans that I talk with to claim the victory, to claim the Stanley Cup because once you do that, it becomes reality. I tell the fans to repeat after me these words “We will win the Stanley Cup,” “It will be ours!” and “We deserve this victory.” I truly believe that once you claim it there is nothing that can take it away/ Of course this is what I believe and what has worked for me for years.
I feel so blessed to be able to work these games at the Arena. During my many years of working as a hostess, I have met some of the most amazing fans ever and now I have the opportunity to see history in the making. It’s a truly incredible experience.