And who said hockey was Canada’s game?

DSC_2029 September 22, 2006 I invite all of the hockey fans in Canada to come to Vienna for a hockey game to learn what makes a true fan and a great game. The Austrians are crazy when it comes to their hockey! Last night we decided to take in a game and based on the energy in the rink you would think it was an olympic gold medal game. Apparently it was the first game of the season and it was sold out for a week in advance…we had to buy our tickets from a nice man outside. The Salvation Army must have donated all of their snare and bass drums to aid the fans. Both teams seemed to have their own percussion section that rallied the fans in various cheers. The visiting team’s fans liked singing or chanting come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me… I didn’t really understand its symbolism. If you shouted a few german curse words, shook your fist at the ref, and from time to time threw something onto the ice, you’d fit right in.