Blues fans ride excitement into home opener

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - Under a mural that—to Blues fans—can only be a work of art, Thursday’s home opener pep rally at the Scottrade Center was an event where people apparently wanted to be seen.

It’s a digital world we’re living in, and the cell phones came out to capture photographs for social media.

You only had to be here for a couple minutes to notice Blues hockey is quickly turning into a family event.

Clayton and Shawn Rogers were there with their 3-month-old son, Grayson.

“First game,” Clayton said, “family tradition.”

Jeanne Schutte and her son, Dominic, could be seen making their way through the crowd.

“Both my husband and my son play hockey and we've watched it all our lives,” she said.

Patti Sarkis was wearing blue, spiked hair. So was her son, Tony.

Patti said, “I am confident about the season. l think we have some new, good, young talent.”

Tony added, “Excited that the 50th year is finally here. Hoping they bring home the Cup this year. We were really expecting it last year. And we showed up to as many games as possible.”

And while the Blues are celebrating 50 years, Chuck Brems from Wildwood, is celebrating his 60th with a year in pictures.

“Well I decided for my sixtieth year I'd take a picture of every day to see how it goes,” he said. “And this was going to be one of the highlights.”