The Washington Capitals must have wanted to party after returning from their rowdy victory in Nashville. On Saturday the 16th (and well into Sunday the 17th), several of the Caps enjoyed the company of the world’s greatest DJ, the Netherlands’ own Tiesto.
If you’ve heard electronic music in the last ten years, you’ve probably heard Tiesto. He’s perennially rated in the top five DJs in the world by various authorities, including the Winter Music Conference. While he’s not operating in the jock-jam vein (“progressive trance” might be the best label), Tiesto is immensely popular. Washington’s pre-eminent electronic music fan and sometimes hockey player, Alex Ovechkin, is an avowed fan.
So when Glow programmed Saturday night at Fur Nightclub and invited Tiesto to spin, Ovie must have dragged the guys along. In the steady drizzle of amateur photo and video from that night, we see several Capitals on stage and behind the table with Tiesto, whooping it up for the throbbing throng before them.
Follow us past the jump for photos, videos, and how Tiesto spent his Tuesday night.
Ovi beckons the bounce.
John Carlson looks preppy as A.O. embraces some guy we don’t know. Any help, readers?
Tiesto shares precious trade secrets with an enthralled Ovechkin.
80% sure he is ordering a Red Bull for the DJ.
(All pictures via Glow’s Facebook Fanpage)
The Capitals and Tiesto must have made fast friends on Saturday, because he watched them play on Tuesday. Per his Twitter account, Tiesto’s tickets were furnished by none other than the Great 8 himself. Friend-of-the-blog and reigning Miss Virginia USA, Samantha Casey, tells us she spotted Tiesto and some Fur notables in her section at the Bruins game.
What music-hockey overlaps will we see next? Our money is on Eric Fehr doing a cameo in a Dierks Bentley music video.
(Thanks to @Love4Greenie for the heads-up.)
UPDATE: TJ at the always-excellent site Alex Ovetjkin has more (and beat us to press by one minute, dammit).