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.