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Tampa fans make human lightning bolt at airport

Posted on: May 22, 2011 4:08 pm
Edited on: May 22, 2011 9:30 pm
 

Who says people don't care about hockey in the South?

OK, a lot of people. And it's fair. But the fans in Tampa clearly have been caught up in playoff fever.

Around 800 fans showed up at the Tampa airport on Sunday morning to see the team off as the Lightning head to Boston for Game 5. But they did more than just show up. They made themselves a human lightning bolt.

The St. Pete Times Forum was packed for Game 4 and the fans were "All In" -- the team's playoff marketing slogan -- for the whole game. Even when falling down 3-0 in the first period, the crowd didn't let down much, believing in the Bolts in their eventual comeback. There clearly are passionate hockey fans in Tampa and perhaps an extended run at the contender level can keep the passion burning even when things aren't so great.

The "Be the Bolt" campaign was announced during Game 4 and was organized on Facebook. To see more pictures from the event, you can check out the event page.

-- Brian Stubits

Photo courtesy of Facebook

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 1:26 pm
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Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: May 24, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Tampa fans make human lightning bolt at airport

Very nice show of support. That must have been cool to see from the players' perspective.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: May 23, 2011 3:28 pm
 

Tampa fans make human lightning bolt at airport

Yeah, I think we can say Tampa definitely worked as a hockey market. One out of two in Florida isn't bad, I guess.



Since: Jan 27, 2009
Posted on: May 23, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Tampa fans make human lightning bolt at airport


Hahaha thats great. Wonder if my buddy mq showed up?


Kind of think she might of Cool





Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: May 23, 2011 1:53 pm
 

Tampa fans make human lightning bolt at airport

800 fans? heck that is more than show up for Rays games....



Since: May 24, 2008
Posted on: May 23, 2011 1:30 pm
 

Tampa fans make human lightning bolt at airport

Best part is the guy laying flat in front of the bolt. haha



Since: May 20, 2011
Posted on: May 23, 2011 1:21 pm
 

Tampa fans make human lightning bolt at airport

Go Bruins



Since: Dec 22, 2006
Posted on: May 23, 2011 9:41 am
 

Tampa fans make human lightning bolt at airport

Great display of fan support, the players must have been thrilled to see it.  If you're going to complain about NHL fan support in the south, Tampa Bay is definitely the exception.  With all that said....GO BRUINS!!



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: May 22, 2011 7:43 pm
 

Tampa fans make human lightning bolt at airport

Awwwwwwwwww, how cute!


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