There were sports paraphernalia stores packed with Steelers and Penguins gear, the newspaper dispensers had Penguins ads on them and Penguins fans were all over town showing their Penguin pride. Interestingly, there were quite a few Penguins fans waiting in the same long line as us to see the set from Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.
It was the last time the set will be on display before being put into storage and Pittsburgh residents came out in droves. We waited for about two hours and I had plenty of time to spot all the enemy fans in the crowd.
First I noticed a man with a sweatshirt tied around his waist.
What are the Penguins' colors anyways? Black? Gold? Powder blue?
Next I saw a man with his jacket tied around his waist.
We were beginning to feel outnumbered. But I had my Caps gear hiding in my bag.
There were some guys in T-Shirts.
And a guy who looked like he might kick my butt if he saw me at a game.
And then there was a very confused fan. Clearly, she loves hockey, but which team?
All these hockey fans waited for hours to see the set from Mr. Rogers. Hmm...
We finally made it inside and it was cool to see familiar scenes from my childhood.
We tried to blend in among the Penguins fans. No need to rock the boat, or create animosity among fellow Mr. Rogers fans. We were in enemy territory, after all.
But don't worry. Mr. Rogers was rocking the red.