PHOTOS: Fanfest brings Stanley Cup to fans; some express disappointment

Fans rocked the red on Saturday at Fanfest for a picture with the Stanley Cup and a chance to get a peak at the team's development camp scrimmage at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
Fans rocked the red on Saturday at Fanfest for a picture with the Stanley Cup and a chance to get a peek at the team’s development camp scrimmage at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia. (WTOP/Melissa Howell) (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
The team's equipment sale also took place. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
The team’s equipment sale also took place at the event. (WTOP/Melissa Howell) (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
Despite the blazing sun, fans stood in line for hours for a photo opportunity with the cup. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
Despite the blazing sun, fans stood in line for hours for a photo opportunity with the cup. (WTOP/Melissa Howell) (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
"We've waited our whole lives for it," said Laura Witherspoon. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
“We’ve waited our whole lives for it,” said Laura Witherspoon. (WTOP/Melissa Howell) (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
One of the biggest fans at the event was Zachary Devinger, who came with his mom. He's a part of the Washington Capitals' youth hockey team for players ages 8 and under. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
One of the biggest fans at the event was Zachary Devinger, who came with his mom. He’s a part of the Washington Capitals’ youth hockey team for players ages 8 and under. (WTOP/Melissa Howell) (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
"It feels like the real Stanley Cup in the real hockey game," Devinger said. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
“It feels like the real Stanley Cup in the real hockey game,” Devinger said. (WTOP/Melissa Howell) (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
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Fans rocked the red on Saturday at Fanfest for a picture with the Stanley Cup and a chance to get a peak at the team's development camp scrimmage at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
The team's equipment sale also took place. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
Despite the blazing sun, fans stood in line for hours for a photo opportunity with the cup. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
"We've waited our whole lives for it," said Laura Witherspoon. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
One of the biggest fans at the event was Zachary Devinger, who came with his mom. He's a part of the Washington Capitals' youth hockey team for players ages 8 and under. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
"It feels like the real Stanley Cup in the real hockey game," Devinger said. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)

WASHINGTON — Caps fans rocked the red on Saturday at Fanfest for a picture with the Stanley Cup and a chance to get a peek at the team’s development camp scrimmage.

The event, which included a team equipment sale, took place at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia.

Despite the blazing sun, fans stood in line for hours for a photo opportunity with the cup.

“We’ve waited our whole lives for it,” said Laura Witherspoon.

One of the biggest fans at the event was Zachary Devinger, who came with his mom. He’s a part of the Washington Capitals’ youth hockey team for players ages 8 and under.

“It feels like the real Stanley Cup in the real hockey game,” Devinger said.

It wasn’t a day of dreams fulfilled for all, though. Some disappointed fans took to Twitter to share that despite waiting in line in the heat for hours, they were eventually turned away, no picture in tow.

The Washington Capitals addressed angry fans on Twitter, sharing a link where those who did not get a chance to snap a photo could sign up for future picture opportunities.

WTOP’s Nahal Amouzadeh contributed to this report. 


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