While attending the Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley concert at Nissan Pavilion this weekend, I searched far and wide for concert-goers supporting the Capitals. So while it rained and took forever to get out of the parking lot (I mentioned it was at Nissan, right?), I had my camera cocked and was on the hunt for those who ditched their Stetson for the Weagle (someone needs to update that word's Urban Dictionary entry stat).
It was a long-shot, but if Wale is rapping about the Caps and introducing rap fans to Ovechkin and company, why shouldn't a concert in suburbia Northern Virginia...make that the boondocks of Northern Virginia attract Capitals fans?
Although the venue is about 30 minutes from the Verizon Center, a majority of the constituents of the event were most certainly not from the hockey-loving community of the DMV.
That last sentence should win an award for being so obvious, but through the excess of beer-bellies and Confederate flags in sight at all times, two gentleman emerged as true Capitals fans. (You're going to have to work with me on the photos, picture quality isn't one of my strong points).
A few things of note:
YES, that IS a Capitals hat in the first picture...And NO, that is not the same person in both pictures.
There was a third picture, but I have no explanation as to how/why it was deleted.
Now three Capitals hats at a country concert in the middle of summer may seem a little trivial, but that's three more Washington Capitals supporters than I would have ever imagined.