(By the way, the story of our discovery is long and round-about, so hang in there with us!)
On our way home from picking up our Bountiful Basket (more here and here), we decided to stop for a bagel at Einstein's Bagels. We noticed a sign on the neighboring building advertising V Chocolates, which we love. We assumed that the coffee shop, Two-Creek Coffee House, was selling them, so we went in because the chocolate and toffees are that good.
We found out that the V Chocolates were being sold at the interior design shop that the coffee shop is attached to, Liv Showroom (very cool design and also very expensive), so we decide to get a hot chocolate instead.
Anyway, we started talking with the barista at Two-Creek about the hot cocoa and herbal teas (since we don't do coffee) and about the V Chocolates and what was planned for the new space they were in. We're talkers--we'll talk to anyone and people seem to want to talk to us.
(By the way, I am craving the rose tea with a shot of vanilla and steamed milk he made for us on Saturday. You gotta try it, just sayin'.)
Anyway, as we talked the barista mentioned that a group of guys from Denver were just in there getting coffee before their quidditch match.
He goes on to tell us that these guys actually play a down-to-earth version of quidditch and they're called the Denver Dementors and they happen to be in town for a quidditch tournament in Utah.
|The Denver Dementors' logo|
A quidditch tournament in Utah???
So, we got online. According to the International Quidditch Association, back in 2005 some kids from Middlebury College adapted the Harry Potter version for us muggles. Now, you need to watch this video in order to fully understand what the heck I'm talking about.
It's like dodgeball, football, rugby, tag, and track--all in one!
Even better was that the Annual Snow Cup Tournament was being held in our neck of the woods that very day! What luck! We, of course, were totally looking for something random to do that day.
|Official quidditch wear|
After doing work at the apartments we manage (we gotta be responsible), we headed to the Snow Cup in Centerville, Utah with Lee's sister (we'll call her The Brain) and her friend (we'll call her The Comet). They were game for something random too!
|This was where the Denver Dementors sat...in Azkaban!|
|Team Northern Arizon University Narwhals!|
We saw a lot of team managers strategizing...
|Team Crimson Flyers and Team DNC are discussing the game with the ref|
|Check out that get-up! Suit coat and blue skinny pants!|
We saw teams grouping before the game started and others poised to play...
|Ready to play...with makeshift brooms between their legs|
|Team Utah Crimson Flyers grouping before a game|
And of course, we saw some real muggle quidditch play!
|Crimson Flyers vs. Narwhals - intense!|
|So much going on!|
|The golden snitch being chased by a seeker--they could go anywhere!|
The Brain and The Comet cheered for their Cougar Quidditch Team. Of course, Lee and I cheered on the Utah Crimson Flyers--they ended up winning the entire thing! We had a lot of fun being first-time quidditch spectators.
|Always up to no good, all you quidditch players!|