Welcome! All aboard the Kings bandwagon!

Frankly, I think the bandwagon gets a bum rep. Bum rap? They get a bum something or other. We WANT a big bandwagon. That’s what success looks like. People take notice and want to be a part of it.

My feeling is, it’s like tourists. People who go to a new place and are humble and don’t act like they own the place are usually treated (and should be treated) with respect. But if you show up and are pushy and stupid, the locals will mistreat you.

So if you are leaping on the bandwagon, welcome. Find a seat. Make yourself at home. The natives are generally friendly.

I will be running a series of posts between now and game one, to help get you acclimated. A bandwagoneer’s guide to Kings’ hockey. 

So stay tuned.


  5 comments for “Welcome! All aboard the Kings bandwagon!

  1. DougS
    May 24, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    You could certainly make the case that the fans who got on the bandwagon 25 years ago when Gretzky first came over helped make possible the Pacific Division as we know it today, and therefore the easier travel schedule that the Kings have now.

  2. Tyfighter77
    May 25, 2012 at 4:03 AM

    I guess I jumped on the bandwagon in ’93.  But I’m not sure I’d even heard of the Kings before that, even though I grew up on the Central Coast.  The truth is, before that I didn’t even like sports.  I was like 15 and I became friends with some kids that were fans and when I started watching hockey, I’d never seen anything like it.  I don’t know when I would have figured out I loved hockey on my own, I just needed some exposure, but once I got it, I was on board for good.  Then I was saving up for a pair of Lightnings and when I bought my first stick was a special moment, I’m telliing ya.
    No one cared about hockey in my town, and we even got some grief over being fans, but maybe that just reinforced by devotion to the sport and the team.
    Everybody jumps on the bandwagon at some point.  How else do you become a fan?

    • May 26, 2012 at 11:50 AM

      I jumped on the Bobby Orr bandwagon in 1970. I was the worst bandwagoneer ever, since I don’t think I had even heard of HOCKEY before that. 

  3. Radgrl3256
    May 26, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    A friend from high school who jumped on the Ducks bandwagon, is now trying to hop aboard the Kings’. But she can’t stop complaining about how much more the ticket prices are at Staples, etc, etc. I say every word out of her mouth only highlights how ridiculous Ducks fans are, but I am finding it very difficult not to verbally smack her down and send her back to the Pond where she belongs. Especially since I won’t be in LA to enjoy the party atmosphere at all.

    • May 26, 2012 at 11:49 AM

      Tell her they have this thing called television. 

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