|Jarmo Kekalainen was a welcome addition|
to Cannonfest IV
Such it was today, as hundreds of hockey fans gathered for the fourth edition of Cannonfest, held at Buffalo Wild Wings on Bethel Road. This venue offered more space then the more intimate gatherings at BW3 in Grandview, which was badly needed given the size of today's crowd.
One of the best parts of today was the sense of community. With the DKM podcast humming in the background, fans got to re-connect with good friends and colleagues oft seen during the season. Videos from many sources were shown, with the highlight being this year's offerings from Tom Larrow, (@Skraut), the best fan videos in North America. Skraut brought us a tribute to George Matthews, which yours truly really liked, as well as a reflection on who our heros were this past year. Matt, over at the Cannon has an awesome recap of the evening including the videos. But the best part of the day was when Rick announced that Jarmo Kekalainen was in attendance. The fans really responded to his commitment and willingness to be there, and rewarded him with a standing O and a throaty Jackets cheer. I think its fair to say Jarmo was surprised (in a good way) by the number of fans and the intensity of the event.
|DKM insanity proceeds apace.|
And for those that were unable to attend, here are photos of the event over on the Union Blue.
While our own Dark Blue Jacket played an undeniable role in helping to get Cannonfest rolling, it must be emphasized that the folks over at Full Mental Jackets and the Cannon put together this year's addition, and deserve undiluted credit for putting together an awesome event. Thank you!!
Read the re-caps. See what folks have to say. And plan to be there next year! Cannonfest IV was the best ever, and the trajectory is upwards!!