I headed up to Toronto this weekend for the Hockey Hall of Fame festivities. ¬†Saw the game against the Leafs (see previous post on this). ¬†But more importantly, I got to attend an autograph session with the Red Wings at the HHOF.
I took an early flight and went straight to the Hall of Fame. ¬†And I am really glad I did, because by the time I got there at about 10:15am, there were what looked like 500 people lined up. ¬†They were only giving tickets to the autograph session to the first 400.
After 2 hours of waiting, talking to other fans in line, and trying not to fall asleep on my feet, I was one of the last people to get a ticket.
The session wasn’t taking place until 4pm, so I toured the HHOF, which is incredibly cool, and I recommend that you do it if you’re in Toronto. ¬†So much history.
There was more waiting inside the hall, and they had the Red Wings seated upstairs where they display the Stanley Cup. ¬†It was pretty brisk–they handed you a poster, you walked around a semi-circled table following your poster as the guys signed it. ¬†There wasn’t a ton of talking, and I personally couldn’t really say anything but “Thanks” and “Hi” a lot. ¬†I was, admittedly, a little slack-jawed at the whole thing.
And a slideshow of the rest of my photos from the Hall of Fame, and the game: