Patrick Kane shows off the Stanley Cup as Jimmy Buffett performs at the First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre on June 27, 2015

Seeing the Stanley Cup in Person

Just before the start of the Jimmy Buffett concert Saturday night I heard that the Stanley Cup was in the building. The cup has been hitting the concert circuit in Chicago lately so I had wondered if I would see it at this show. As the band started playing the song ‘Volcano’ Patrick Kane walked out onto the stage with Lord Stanley’s Cup above his head. The crowd which was already loud cranked it up to an insane level. The electricity in the building was amazing. I was not in the building when the cup was clinched, but I have some idea of the noise now. I could not hear most of the song because of the noise. Chicago really loves their hockey, and they love it when the Cup comes to see them.

Using the Canon G16 at the Concert

In a perfect world I would be able to shoot the concert with some of my normal tools. I guess they don’t want me to show up with the 400mm lens though so any ‘professional’ cameras that have detachable lenses are not allowed in. I laugh at the term professional every time I see it like this. Give Walter Iooss Jr a point and shoot, and it becomes a professional camera. The good news though is that Canon has a great little point and shoot called the Canon Powershot G16. This camera is a professional camera disguised as a point and shoot. All of the images in this post were made with the Canon G16. This camera has become my go to for everyday family events as well as concerts like this one.

Bonus Photos of The Stanley Cup With Jimmy Buffett

Here are a few extra photos from the short time the Stanley Cup was on stage at the Jimmy Buffett show.

Patrick Kane shows off the Stanley Cup as Jimmy Buffett performs at the First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre on June 27, 2015
Patrick Kane shows off the Stanley Cup as Jimmy Buffett performs at the First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre on June 27, 2015


Patrick Kane shows off the Stanley Cup as Jimmy Buffett performs at the First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre on June 27, 2015
Patrick Kane shows off the Stanley Cup as Jimmy Buffett performs at the First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre on June 27, 2015
Patrick Kane shows off the Stanley Cup as Jimmy Buffett performs at the First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre on June 27, 2015

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About Pinola Photo

I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at www.davewegielphoto.net

3 responses »

  1. I would love to see the Cup in person some day! It was wonderful when the Hawks won the Cup again for the third time in six (?) years! I love hockey and I think the Cup and the fun that goes with it are best in the sports world.

    janet

  2. […] Cup in person. You can read more about seeing the Stanley Cup in yesterdays post by clicking here. When you go and see Jimmy live you pretty much know what you are going to get. With some acts that […]

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