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St. Louis fan lines up 13 hours for playoff tickets: “This is my life, I bleed blue”

Apr 4, 2012, 4:33 PM EDT

Jeff Bone

Say this about Jeff Bone — he’s dedicated.

The lifelong St. Louis Blues fan showed off that dedication Wednesday when he purchased playoff tickets. See, the Blues haven’t been to the postseason since 2009 and Bone wanted to be the first to get seats….thus explaining why he lined up for 13 hours.

Yeah. Thirteen.

“This is my life. I bleed blue,” Bone told St. Louis Blues Online. “I wanted to be the first one [in line] and I was. I had my Blues blanket and my computer and I watched Season One of Sons of Anarchy.”

Bone began waiting outside the Scottrade Center around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the line starting to form around 5:30 — approximately nine hours before Bone set up shop.

“My mom delivered me and we came straight here,” he said. “I’ve been a Blues fan since the day I was born.”

St. Louis has already clinched the Central Division crown and a top-two finish in the Western Conference. The Presidents’ Trophy is also still within reach — the Blues sit three points back of the Canucks and Rangers, with a game in hand.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 4, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    That is real dedication, what more can you say?

  2. govtminion - Apr 4, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    This is where I should be making fun of him for being a Blues fan, but… props, that’s some serious dedication. Except the part about his mom dropping him off. That part kind of sucks. Still, hardcore fan. Here’s hoping you get a decent series out of it and they don’t get spanked in the first round Capitals-style.

    • sjshark714 - Apr 4, 2012 at 7:11 PM

      could be a repeat of 2000… Blues(1) vs. Sharks(8)

    • barcthespark - Apr 4, 2012 at 8:27 PM

      I think you misunderstood the comment “My mom delivered me and we came straight here,” he said. “I’ve been a Blues fan since the day I was born.” He was saying the day his mom gave birth to him she took him a Blues game.

      • govtminion - Apr 5, 2012 at 9:37 AM

        Ohhhh. That makes sense… I should read this site when I’m not in a caffeine-deprived state, huh? Thanks for the translation!

  3. nordak20 - Apr 4, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Well if he was a true fan, he would have had season tickets and thus wouldn’t need to wait in line. Just a thought.

    • zach28 - Apr 4, 2012 at 6:36 PM

      not everyone can afford em….just a thought

  4. Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Apr 4, 2012 at 10:36 PM

    What a loser.

  5. schroedernexus - Apr 5, 2012 at 4:42 AM

    It says he wanted to be the first person but then said the line formed 9 hours before he got there. What is the point of this? Was he first or not?

    #Proofread

    • merchaholic - Apr 5, 2012 at 8:40 AM

      Lmao!!! Yeah, it’s definitely suppose to say “after” Bone set-up shop or this article doesn’t make sense.

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