This past Saturday night, the Kalamazoo Wings became the first minor league hockey team to host a Grateful Dead Night. Decked out in custom tie-dyed jerseys, the Wings came from behind to score a 6 – 4 victory over the Indy Fuel at the Wings Event Center.
A number of special touches added to the evening’s Grateful Dead theme. The scoreboard featured a tie-dyed border:
The music of the Dead was pumped over the P.A. at various points:
Indy Fuel’s Twitter feed got in on the action:
The Wings’ feed had some fun with its response:
After the KZoo Wings went down by two they pulled it out in the end:
Watch a preview that aired on the local Fox affiliate ahead of the game:
Proceeds from a post-game auction of game-used jerseys went to the American Cancer Society.